FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. What is an e-book and how will I download it?

A. An e-book is simply a quicker and easier method of obtaining the program you want to purchase. Instead of paying for shipping and waiting for a physical package to come in the mail, you will be able to download the entire TradeAndGrowRich program in Adobe PDF Format right to your computer immediately after ordering. All you need is the free Adobe Reader which already comes installed on all newer computers. However, if you have an older computer and don’t have Adobe Reader installed, it is a FREE download. Just go to:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html

The main program will only take about a minute to download if you have a high speed connection. Once you download the ebook to your computer, you simply save the pdf file to a directory and then you can open it and either read it on your computer any time you wish, or if you’d rather, you can print it out to bring with you to read anywhere.

Q. Does it matter what country I’m in and is the sale in US Dollars?

A. You can order online no matter what country you’re located in, and we also accept orders 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. We’ve can process orders from over 160 countries currently. Our secure credit card processor will automatically convert the US dollars to your country’s currency.

Q. I’m really nervous about putting my credit card info into a website order form. Is it really safe to place an order on your website?

A. I understand that many people are still just now making their first purchases online and are still a little nervous about using their credit cards on the web. These days, online payment processors have advanced to the point that they are actually MORE secure than many other forms of payment.

In many ways, ordering online is actually a safer method of payment than giving out your CC info on the phone or on a mail-in stub, etc where an actual human is going to have access to your info. With a secure online form, a human will not have access to your info, only the merchant bank.

Our merchant account uses SSL (secure socket layer) technology to protect your information from being viewed by any third parties. Even as the website owner, we don’t even have access to any credit card information that you input for the order. Only the bank processes the information.

We use Clickbank to process our orders. Clickbank is the most popular and frequently used credit card processing company in the world for online downloadable products. Clickbank has an outstanding reputation and security has never been a problem.

You’ll notice that when you get to the page where you are inputting your card numbers, the beginning of the web URL will change from http to https. That indicates that you are on a secure page and the info can not be found by a 3rd party. Keep that in mind on any websites where you are using your credit card. Always look for the https at the beginning of the web address on the actual page where the card info is requested.

Personally, we’ve purchased hundreds of items online over the last 15 years on dozens of websites, and we’ve never once had an issue with security, nor has anyone we know, so it is definitely one of the safest methods of payment. Again, just be sure to look for the https at the beginning of the web address when you get to the point where you’re actually putting in the card numbers.

Q: How much money do I need to start trading commodities?

A: Studies have shown that the more money you have to trade, the better your chances of success. While some vendors (who want to sell you something) suggest you can trade with any amount you may have, most experts agree that with less than $10,000 your success depends on luck. You just don’t have enough to diversify and apply proper risk management principles. If you do not have $10,000 in risk capital, you should stay in “learning mode” and paper trade until you do.

Q: Are options a good way for a low-capitalized investor to try commodity trading?

A: Absolutely not. Buying puts and calls is a sucker play very similar to casino gambling. You can win in the short term, but the more you buy puts and calls, the more you will eventually lose. When you buy a put or call, only a professional trader or a floor trader will be selling it to you. They do not sell unless the odds are in their favor.

Q: How do I choose a broker?

A: Whatever you do, do not depend on a broker for trading advice. With few exceptions, they are salesmen not traders. If they could trade, they wouldn’t be brokers. We suggest one of the major online trading firms with a robust trading platform and good customer support.

Q: What kind of returns should I expect from trading?

A: Risk is always commensurate with reward. If you are trying to “get rich quick,” the high risks you will have to assume will probably break you. Commodity trading is not inherently risky. It is only as risky as you want to make it. Most people bust out because they can’t control themselves and the urge to gamble. A disciplined person trading a solid, trend-following system with sufficient capital to diversify can reasonably expect consistent returns of 25 to 50 percent a year with draw-downs of 15 to 30 percent.

Q: Can I make a living trading?

A: If you are disciplined and driven you can learn to successfully trade the Commodity Markets. You will either pay your tuition to the market or you will pay it towards your education. In the case of the former, the road will be long and the mistakes many. Thru proper education and guidance however, you can learn to avoid many of the pitfalls that have ensnared the aspiring trader to failure and speed up your learning curve dramatically. In the end, just as you can’t learn to proficiently drive a race car by studying alone, you will need a certain amount of trading experience to learn about the Commodity Markets and trading psychology. You will also need sufficient capital so that you are not trading with “scared money.”

Q: How about micro-trading?

A: Find one person who has made a long-term career from being a micro-trader and we will show you thousands who have failed miserably. Micro-term price data is too random to exploit. This has been demonstrated mathematically. The only way to trade successfully is to follow trends. The trends you follow must be large enough so that the average trade result is greater than the costs of trading. Micro trading does not permit you to do this on a consistent basis. Trend trading is much easier and much more profitable.

Q: Do I need a computer to trade?

A: You cannot beat the markets by outsmarting them or other traders. Computers can make your analytical life easier, but successful methods are simple enough to apply without using a computer. Computers’ real value, in our opinion, is their ability to help you test trading ideas historically. Most trading methods, even popular ones, do not work when put to a rigorous test. This is one of the great unspoken reasons why so many traders fail.

Q: Do trading systems really work?

A: Yes. Good systems that have not been over-optimized market-by-market do work. You must be careful to distinguish systems that work in hindsight testing from those that work in real-time trading. People assume that anything that worked over a long historical period will almost certainly continue to work in the future. That depends on the system and the test. There is no absolute relationship between historical performance and real-time future performance.