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Richard Dennis was a successful (he turned a $400 family loan into $200 million!) Chicago trader and money manager who firmly believed that successful trading methods could be taught. His partner, William Eckhardt (a mathematician and famous trading system expert) disagreed. In 1983, they placed an ad in the Wall Street Journal seeking persons interested in being trained as traders. Through a process of reviewing written applications, evaluating the results of an exam, and interviewing selected finalists, Dennis then recruited 14 people from one thousand respondents -- some of whom had NO trading experience -- and taught them his trading methods. He called them his "Turtles" and, after a two-week, full-time training period, they were funded and went on to become masters of the markets.

Richard Dennis had an office tucked away on the antiquated twenty-third floor of the Chicago Board of Trade building. The outside hallway had dingy brown paneling. Etched in small lettering in his office door was 'C&D Commodities, Richard J. Dennis and Company.' No marble. No glass. Immediately next door was a grimy looking men’s room. The office entrance disguised the performance of an individual who, in his own estimate, made between $100 million and $200 million.
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 “Now, at last, after years of silence I am able to reveal to you exactly what was disclosed in that room. I can reveal to you the identical 'Turtle' method these ordinary people were taught and how you can profit from it yourself...” Russell J. Sands said.

Russell J. Sands is an independent trader, famous money manager, commodity trading advisor and publisher of the monthly Turtle Talk newsletter and nightly hotline service. He has been involved in the futures markets since 1980 and was one of the students trained by Richard Dennis and William Eckhardt who achieved fame as the "Turtles." He really trades the rules he teaches.

Russell scheduled a brief, 4-city tour of his Turtles Workshop early in 2004. This was the ONLY scheduled Workshop series. There may be no others, because now there is no need.

Today, he turns his eyes on oriental traders to help Jacky Xu achieve his “The Oriental Turtle Traders Project ”. We are planning his oriental tour from North America to China .



Hello stock fans my name is Daniel J. Zanger and I'm a technical stock analyst and I focus on the most explosive stocks in the stock market today. I do an evening newsletter four times a week for active traders and proactive investors focusing on these stocks for long positions and when appropriate, for shorting.

I'm also the world record holder for the largest percent change for a personal portfolio for a 12 month period of time and an 18 month period of time in the history of the stock market. So far I've had the first twelve months of this incredible record audited by a firm that specializes in auditing professional money managers. For one year the record is 29,233% using margin on high flying Internet stocks during the market bubble from 1998 through 2000.

I have been featured in FORTUNE MAGAZINE (see link above) and appeared on a segment of EXTRA TV. I was also the weekly host of my own half-hour show on the Business Channel in LA. and I currently have a one hour radio show on on Friday evening at 6 pm EST called Money Matters. I've also been featured in numerous leading trade magazines such as those on the scroll at the top of the home page of this web site.


Larry Williams has been trading futures and commodities for well over 40 years. He is the most highly regarded and well known short term trader in the world. No other trader is as accomplished as Larry Williams. He has more trading and investing books on the market than any other trader. The majority of his books have been best sellers.  Larry Williams has taught thousands to correctly trade the markets, won many trading championships, and has been the only futures trader in the world to repeatedly trade $1 million of his own money live at seminars around the globe.

In between trading, researching and developing trading tools, teaching, and writing, Larry managed to run twice for the U.S. Senate as well as 65 marathons. He holds a higher degree in archeology and has manned several expeditions. Larry's long list of best-selling books includes 1982's How to Prosper in the Coming Good Years which accurately forecasted the largest bull market and surge in economic growth in American history. He is a past board member of the National Futures Association and the recipient of numerous awards, including Futures Magazine's first Doctor of Futures Award, the Omega Research Lifetime Achievement Award, Significant Sig (a Sigma Chi acknowledgement), and on October 6, 2002 the mayor of San Diego declared that day as Larry Williams' Day.

  Robert Kiyosaki is an investor, entrepreneur, educator, and author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, the USA Today #1 Money Book for 2003 and 2004. 

The success of Rich Dad Poor Dad paved the way for the Rich Dad series of books – currently ten books in total. Most all of these books have earned spots on the The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, USA Today and other bestseller lists. 

The Rich Dad series has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, has been translated into over 40 languages, and is available in 80 countries. Rich Dad Poor Dad has held a top spot on bestseller lists in Australia, Mexico, Brazil, and across Asia. 

In Robert's words, "We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them. Then they can enjoy the luxuries of this great world we live in."


In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Dr. Van K. Tharp stands out as an international leader in the industry. Helping others become the best trader or investor that they can be has been Tharp's mission since 1982. Dr. Tharp offers very unique learning strategies, and his techniques for producing great traders are some of the most effective in the field. Over the years Tharp has helped people overcome problems in areas of system development and trading psychology, and success related issues such as self-sabotage. He is the founder and president of the Van Tharp Institute, dedicated to offering high quality education products and services for traders and investors around the globe.

Tharp uses a combination of skills and education to fine-tune his strategies to coach, consult and teach traders and investors. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center in 1975. He is a certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), a Certified Master Time Line Therapist, a certified Modeler of NLP, and an Assistant Trainer of NLP. He has used his expertise in NLP to create the successful models of trading and investing upon which so much of his work is based.

Dr. Tharp is the author of three acclaimed books published by McGraw Hill; the New York Times Bestseller, Safe Strategies for Financial Freedom with co-authors Steve Sjuggerud and D.R. Barton, Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom, and Financial Freedom Through Electronic Day Trading.

In addition, Tharp is the only trading coach featured in Jack Schwager's best selling book, The Market Wizard's: Interviews with Great Traders. Tharp has published numerous articles in various industry publications and has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Barron's Market Week, Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, Investors Business Daily and Futures and Options World, just to name a few.


George Soros was once described as "the only private citizen [of the U.S.] who has his own foreign policy." In this penetrating biography, Michael Kaufman explores the multifaceted life of a man who instead describes himself as "a financial, philanthropic, and philosophical speculator."

Like Intel chairman Andrew Grove, whose memoir Swimming Across touches on some of the same territory, Soros grew up as the scion of a Hungarian Jewish family, many of whose members did not survive the Holocaust. Inclined toward philosophy (a field in which he sometimes writes even today, though many philosophers wish he would not), Soros escaped to England, and later America, and put his sharp mind to work making a huge fortune. Not content to live a leisurely or unexamined life, Soros put more than $1 billion to use in bettering the lives of citizens of formerly totalitarian regimes--and even in hastening the end of dictatorships around the world.

Soros' Quantum Fund makes money by anticipating economic shifts around the world. In 1992 Soros thought the British pound would lose value because of political and economic pressures. He borrowed billions of pounds and converted them to German marks. When the pound collapsed Sept. 16, Soros repaid the pounds at the lower rate and pocketed the difference. His profit: $1 billion.


Trading as a Trend Follower, Ed Seykota turned $5,000 into $15,000,000 over a 12 year time period in his model account - an actual client account. Ed was self-taught, but influenced early on in his career by Richard Donchian's writings. He has served as a teacher and mentor to some great traders including Michael Marcus, David Druz and Jim Hamer.

What makes Ed especially unique is his continual self-examination and commitment to studying the psychological components of trading while also helping other traders achieve their potential.

The aha! process lies at the heart of price change. For instance, consider the series: OTTFFSSE. What is the next letter? This puzzle creates tension - until you see the first letters of the ordinal numbers - one, two. Aha! you say. A lot happens during an aha. The puzzle dies and the tension dissipates. A societal aha! drives price. Read the newspapers and the news magazines during a major move. At first, no one gets why the move is happening. There's a lot of confusion. Part of the move's way up, some people get it. At the end, everybody gets it. The tension is resolved and the move ends.
Ed Seykota


Jesse L. Livermore was born in South Acton, Massachusetts, in 1877. At the age of fifteen he went to Boston and began working in Paine Webber's Boston brokerage office. His job was to post the stock and commodities prices on the brokerage's price quotations chalk board. He studied the price movements and began to trade on their price fluctuations. When Jesse was in his twenties he moved to New York City to speculate in trading in the stock and commodities market. Over a time period of fourty years of trading, he developed a knack for speculating on price movements in stock and commodity prices. He was said to have accumulated and lost millions of dollars several times over. He earned the nickname of Boy Wonder. Jesse Livermore created a set of trading rules, based upon the lesssons of his personal trading experience. One of his foremost rules was: Never act on tips.

"The loss of the money didn't bother me. Whenever I have lost money in the stock market I have always considered that I have learned something; that if I have lost money I have gained experience, so that the money really went for a tuition fee. A man has to have experience and he has to pay for it. "                          -------- Jesse L. Livermore


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