Keith showed excellent account and risk management skills in April 2016 and got a $1,000 prize!

Read Keith's interview and see his account statement to make your own success story

For how long have you been trading?

I have been trading for about 8 years.

What instruments do you prefer to trade and why?

I trade with 12 forex pairs. All the majors and most Yen pairs because they have just the right volatility for my trading.

What schedule (trading hours) do you have for your trading?

I trade from the opening of the London session till the  New York session’s  Afternoon.

Did you receive personal training from other traders or did you mainly educate yourself on your own?

I have never received any sort of traning from anyone.


What do you consider the best type of education for a trader?

99.9% of commercial trading education is a waste of time and money and the vast majority of them are scams. Truly profitable traders just don’t have the time to teach. Best trading education is either to learn directly from someone who one knows for a fact is profitable or stare at the charts long enough to notice a recurring pattern/tendency of the market. No truly profitable trader will ever reveal their strategies to strangers.

Do you create your own strategies or use the ones that already exist? Can you briefly describe your strategy?

I trade using a strategy I created entirely by myself through hours and hours of watching the market and noticing a tendency of the market. It involves trying to pick intraday turning points of the market. In fact, all professional day trading (in any market) is about trying to pick intraday turning points of the market. This is the only way to keep the risk small.

What is the most important quality a trader should have?

The most important quality a trader should have is the ability to take the loss when it is necessary.

How do you deal with losses, does it have an emotional impact on you?

Losses have an emotional impact on any trader no matter how long they have been trading. Every trader has his/her own ways of dealing with losses.

Are you satisfied with our service and is there anything we can improve?

I am very satisfied with Tickmill. Over the years I have had trading accounts with over a hundred forex brokers. Tickmill has consistently been one of the most transparent of them all.