Professional Testimonials from trading & investing students
Excellent: This course has opened my eyes to a wealth of knowledge. I'm finally starting to connect the pieces to the puzzle. Ryan has an incredible gift of teaching & trading. His passion for helping students succeed really shines through. I highly recommend this course.
Perfect: A detail step-by-step course to help someone improve their skills. This course is focused on the individual understanding themself and what skill that works and don't work for them as they learn.
Amazing and so easy to follow. I liked the way you have to complete one step before you are allowed to go to the next step. It’s nice to go back much later and review any steps.
Evidence Base Trading: This course by Ryan exceeded my Expectations he did a great job, I will have say the content of the course far exceeded the price I paid. I believe he can charge a lot.
I love all the examples of each module you present and I can say that we all fit in at least one of those examples or a combination of them. Then the templates and your trade plan you provide are just invaluable and let's customize and personalize. I like the course so much that I couldn't stop once I started it as soon as I purchased and finished most of it in 1 day. I will definitely be watching this over again…
I have been trading for years and always known (and been told by every single professional trader/educator I have encountered) that a comprehensive and detailed trade plan is an essential element for long-term success as a trader. I have muddled through on my own trying to piece together a plan from different input sources, but with Trader Tactics have finally found a thorough explanation of everything a Trade Plan needs to include complete with examples and customizable templates to finally get this item checked off and move my trading process to the next level.
It was very beneficial to have all the action steps included in the course and a workbook to follow along. It is a good guidance on where to start.
I have some trading experience already, but this course really helped me to think correctly about proper position sizing. It's about risk plus the stop that determines how many shares I'm allowed to purchase. For some reason, that simple logic has eluded me until this course. Also, I think the performance metrics section is excellent. I am looking forward to journaling and rigorously measuring my performance. Finally, I think one of the most valuable things to me was the early section on getting to my "Why." That was very clarifying and helped re-focus my trading journey.
This course exceeded my expectations, I got more than my money’s worth out of this course I would even pay more for this course.
I believe this course is good for seasoned and beginner traders I strongly recommend this more for beginners.
This was THE BEST trade plan class I have ever taken. It went well beyond the "why?" and dug deep into how to establish specific trade tactics and how to analyze trades to get better. Seeing Ryan's trade results was a particularly important motivator for me, as it's evidence I need to believe that a) it really CAN be done, and b) and this is HOW one does it. Invaluable!
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This was the BEST Trade Plan course I have ever taken, including OTA and Trader's Army. Most of those stayed at the "why?" level and never got into the tactics or, especially, the grading aspects, which are really what I need to improve. Well done, Ryan!
“I really like the action steps after each Lesson As I do them it does build onto the next step and help me to
learn by repetition. It is good that you say to build on one trading skill like mary and through journaling and
scoring my trades Thanks for Docs, and excel spreadsheets thanks for all the work you have put into this
course I really believe I have got a lot more than I have paid for this course.
Thank you, Ryan
This program was better than any other teaching method I have found in order to get to the next level in trading.
Ryan is an absolutely awesome teacher who cares deeply for his student's success. He is a very compassionate human being. Looking forward to become his student again!
"I had been trading for several years and had a working trade plan and system that fit me. The thing I was missing was coaching and accountability. Ryan provided exactly that with his teaching methods. He gave us simplistic tools to use so that moving forward on a daily and weekly basis we now know how to simplify, polish, implement and execute our trade plan as well as track and grade ourselves in order to perfect our trade plan. I am very grateful how he showed me what to focus on in order to continuously Raise the Line. You can give someone a trading plan or system, but you will never be successful with it unless you put in the work, own the system, and make it yours. This program was better than any other teaching method I have found in order to get to the next level in trading.
Attached are 2 snapshots of results and Raising the line for the 9 week session from Oct 14 - Dec 18, 2020.$200 max risk per trade in a live trading account yielded right at $6K (not counting commissions) using only 1 strategy with a 40% win rate and 1.61 current profit factor.
I know it's not a significant amount of money, but now I know I can continue on and go back to my $500 risk per trade and can still continually raise the line. Looking forward to adding my 2nd strategy to get back on track with my other trading plans.
Thanks again for everything."
Ryan is a fantastic instructor on all things trading! He creates simple yet very effective trading strategies. Even though he is very funny, he takes teaching people how to trade very seriously. I took many classes from Ryan both live and online and he always helped my trading. You can see how excited he gets when students are successful and can utilize his teachings. He has a calming and confident method of teaching and would definitely recommend him to both new and seasoned traders. Ryan is the real deal.
Ryan trained me and a group of other traders. It was immediately obvious that his knowledge of equity markets was both broad and deep. His strategies were easily imparted, technically sound, and reflected a person who is not only immersed in market and trading research, but someone who actively trades the markets.
Ryan is one of the best instructors I know. He is very good at breaking things down and explaining them so we can understand complex concepts. His "trading price" series was classic. Maybe he will do them again if enough ask? He trades with the trend but with his methodology, he tends to see trend changes early and gets on board before the masses see them. It is all about the price action on the charts and he is just as entertaining as he is informative. I highly recommend. He knows his stuff
Ryan has great skill as a trader and is able to explain trading concepts in a very clear and concise way. Very happy with my results with Ryan!
Ryan Watkins is the best.
Ryan is an outstanding instructor - expert knowledge, very professional yet down to earth.
Learned a lot in a pleasant environment. Ryan was great in presentation; his passion is evident in his willingness to answer questions and offer suggestions. Thanks again Ryan.
I have never worked with futures in my life; this was a new experience for me. Ryan taught at a level that helped me understand and give me the confidence to move ahead with futures.
I feel confident in my understanding of the futures markets. Ryan was very responsive to questions and understanding. Very entertaining and knowledgeable. Highly recommended.
"Most successful professionals in this world have a coach, athletes, singers, and movie stars. And to be a successful trader, you should have a coach also. Ryan's Watkins mentorship program is exactly what I had been looking for. There are so many learn to trade programs out there but none of them are mentors or coaches on a personal or small group level. Ryan's program gave a structured system to organize my trade plan, journal, screenshot, and grade each trade. The weeks spent with Ryan's mentorship have really improved my confidence in my trading and help keep me accountable for placing only trades in my trade plan. Ryan taught us how to properly analyze each trade taken and how to learn from it. My trading has really improved throughout this process by Ryan's input and adjustments and gave me a system I can move forward with and keep myself accountable to follow my plan. Most importantly, Ryan taught me the mindset to accept losses in trading which has made me become a confident and profitable trader."
"This course was great on setting 1 specific trade goal and helping you master it. Teaching us to stay focus on 1 set up is golden, now I need to master it. I have found that once I focused on my one set up, other set ups started to connect. Its been a long time since I found myself excited with my future in trading. This is something I look to teach, educate, or coach others in, especially my own children. I am passionate about people gaining financial understanding and success, and hope I can lead others someday."
Ryan is an awesome teacher. Very, very knowledgeable, entertaining, personable, communicates topics in a way that make them easy to understand and grasp.
WOW!!!!! I learned so much this past week. Ryan really made the overwhelming amount of information easy to understand.
Professional Testimonials from work colleagues
I have worked with Ryan for many years. He is an excellent trader, Teacher and mentor. He’s highly capable in every aspect of his professional career.
I have know Ryan for over 25 years. He is a great man, friend, Husband, and Father. I highly recommend working with him! He knows his stuff and I trust him 100%.
Over the last 10 years, I have watched Ryan take people with little to no exposure to the markets and teach them how to trade and invest. Ryan has the ability to patiently describe a complex process and break it down into easily learnable concepts. In addition to being an excellent teacher, he is a true coach, with the ability to inspire and motivate. It is hard to overstate just how effective Ryan educates, and easy to understand why many people look forward to any chance learn from him.
Anthony De Santis
Ryan has a great deal of knowledge, passion, and expertise in trading and investing! He is an effective communicator in explaining his trading strategies while keeping his methodology, and systematic approach simple and easy to follow! His dedication and desire to help others is evident in the way he connects with his students to give them the confidence they need to be successful!
It’s rare that you come across such a hard worker who has fun at the same time like Ryan. I worked with him for almost 3 years and he was definitely someone I looked up to in the company. His ability to make sure no one got left behind while he taught helped everyone learn and grow so much, all while keeping his students (and his support) laughing. Anybody would be lucky to learn from and know Ryan.
Natasha Walters Osborn
Ryan has been a friend and colleague for many years. He has vast trading knowledge and is an experienced presenter who makes seemingly difficult concepts easy to understand. Anyone who engages with him to learn how he trades will surely have a stimulating and eye opening exposure to the financial markets. I highly recommend Ryan as a mentor to anyone serious about Trading.
A stellar guy with stellar results. Ryan uses fact-based analysis, and after 25+ years has the returns to back up his findings. He'll sit down with you and take the time to go over every question you have and answer every single one in detail. To anyone lucky enough to know Ryan, his honesty and calm-demeanor, with his endless jokes, will make you feel like you've known him for years.
Ryan is not only one of the best traders I know and have worked with but he is also a great teacher. If you want to learn to trade for income or manage your portfolio he is the guy! I highly recommend Ryan!!
I've known Ryan for 6 years. We meet while I was working at Online Trading Academy. We went from colleagues to admiring peers of high regard. Ryan and I have collaborated on content development and delivery. Ryan's communication skills are exceptional. As a matter of fact, when I started at OTA, trying to learn a new skill set as an educator, Ryan acted as a mentor. I model myself after Ryan's style. Ryan has a command of market knowledge, yet can easily take the most complex subject matters and make it more palatable to the layperson. I would have no reservation and can say with the highest degree of confidence , recommending Ryan as an educator, market technician, and risk manager.
I have worked closely with Ryan & can say with confidence that he has a deep knowledge of the workings of the financial markets. His experience & immense know-how makes him a complete trader. On top of it all, his willingness to go the extra mile for his students to ensure that they succeed, makes him an excellent mentor.
I would definitely recommend Ryan to anyone who wants to be a successful trader, and can say without hesitation that he is one of few genuine traders who really care for their students.
It’s my pleasure to offer my recommendation for Ryan. I had the pleasure of having Ryan as an instructor when I was a student of his. He was one of the best instructors I had. Ryan is a great teacher. He explains the concepts in great detail while he shows live examples how to implement the strategies into your trading style. About a year ago, I was lucky enough to work alongside Ryan as his teaching assistant where I got a chance to work with him multiple times a month. Ryan is unbelievably consistent in his approach. He makes the class setting light with his fun personality but also in control with his structure. The amount of knowledge he has for the markets is extraordinary. Hands down one of the better people out there
I have worked with Ryan for 10 years. His dedication and knowledge is evident in every project he takes on. Ryan’s enthusiasm and humor, mixed his understanding of the markets is a driving force as a trader and educator.