Tom’s Trading Story

Tom grew up in Vietnam and escaped to the United States in the 1980s with nothing to his name. He couldn’t even speak English.

Over the next several years, he taught himself English and attended college, ultimately earning an engineering degree and starting a career in the corporate world.

He had finally “made it” in the land of opportunity.

Early Trading Experience

Although he was making a decent living working as a Systems Design Engineer, Tom always sought to improve himself and everything around him.  It was in the mid 1990s that he first discovered the US Stock Markets.

The potential was staggering and he knew immediately that this was something he needed to be involved with.  He began buying stocks of companies he had heard of in the tech industry. Everything he bought seemed to go straight up.

First Big Failure

For several years he kept buying more stocks, and they kept going up. However, this experience was short lived.

The tech bubble popped.

Seemingly overnight, Tom lost half of what he made throughout the late 90s and early 2000s.

It was miserable.

However, he took what remained of his money and considered what to do with it. He wasn’t about to give up on trading, but knew there had to be a better, smarter way to approach this.

Learning from Mistakes

Tom began to research, and he discovered something called “Technical Analysis”. It was used by many professional traders to guide them in knowing when to buy or sell any particular stock.

Right away he saw the potential that this had, and so he began spending time each night researching and practicing.

This went on for years, but he didn’t make much progress. He went from strategy to strategy, having success some months followed by losses in others.

Investing in Education

At this point, he was mostly learning on his own. So naturally, he decided it was time to get help from some experts.

He devoted himself completely to unlocking the secrets of trading, and began a program of intense study. For years, he took every course he could find related to investing or trading.

Whether from books, online courses, or in-person trainings, he spent over $100,000 on education and over $30,000 on trading software.

Tom was seeing steady improvement, and every day he was falling in love with trading just a little bit more.

And then in 2008, the Global Financial Crisis hit.

Tom lost some money in this crash, but it wasn’t much compared to his loss in 2000. This time he was better prepared.

It was a setback, but again Tom was unwilling to give up on trading. He knew he was onto something.

Although he was learning so much from so many different people, nobody was giving him the full picture of how to trade and make money.

Trading & Training

This is when Tom decided he needed to figure it out on his own. Combining everything he had learned from his studies, as well as everything he had learned from his own trading, he began working on how to combine it all into a single, all-encompassing trading method.

He was going to mirror it based on the strategies he had learned from the Wall Street professionals, since he knew they were making a killing.

It took another few years before it was ready. But after testing it for 1 month, 3 months, and then 12 months successfully, he knew he had landed on something truly special.

He likes to call it a simplified version of what the traders do on Wall Street.

And he’s been consistently profitable ever since that day in 2012.

After years of seeing his father trade successfully, bringing in a 6-figure income year after year, Tom’s son Tim came to him, asking to learn his method. Tim knew nothing of trading, and had planned a career in banking.

Tom agreed, and 3 months later, Tim too was trading profitably. He continued to see consistent returns since that point in time, years ago.

One thing led to another, and finally Tim proposed to his father that they start a school. This way they could help way more people achieve the freedom that they had gained for themselves.

Tom decided it was time to share his passion of trading with the world, and Stock Navigators was born.

Expert Trader

Tom surrounded himself with other like-minded people who shared the same vision, and they began developing what has now become the Expert Trader program.

This unique combination of Tom’s knowledge and experience, combined with modern teaching techniques and an online, hands-on experience delivers an unmatched education to the student.

Looking To The Future

Nothing pleases Tom and everyone at Stock Navigators more than hearing that a student has turned their trading around and is now profitable and consistent.  Our students’ successes are the reason why we do this, and we would love to count you among them. Join us!

We want to share the lifestyle we’ve found from trading with millions of people around the globe, transforming them into profitable traders with the freedom to live life on their terms.

1. Customer First

Without our loyal customers, we would not exist today. We are here to provide value and improve their lives. Our customers always come first, no matter what.

2. Curiosity

“The day you stop learning is the day you die.” Continuously developing and testing new ideas to trade better, we relentlessly push our limits and always question the status-quo.

3. Focus

We prioritize what actually matters. This structure is the foundation of our courses, teaching only what we use in our own trading. If it works, we teach it.

4. Frugality

Less is more. We believe that staying frugal keeps us creative, and will always operate in “startup mode”.

5. Think Big

Small thinking is for small minds. Thinking beyond our courses, we bring our unique brand of information and instruction into the world to change lives everywhere.

6. Take Risks

We’re never afraid to try new ideas that are so crazy, they just might work. Taking calculated risks is the best way for us to test our new ideas.

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]

AboutHow We are Different

Industry-Leading Curriculum

Veteran and extensive: Our program is designed to help traders trade in any markets and we are constantly refining the curriculum to make sure it’s up-to-date with the current market conditions. Our curriculum is arguably the most effective approach to training both beginning and experienced traders.

Profitable Trading Strategies

With 20+ years of trading experience, our traders who have written the curriculum have seen all types of market cycles. We are able to distinguish patterns that happen time and time again and build our strategies around many different approaches to give us the most opportunities in the market.

Taught by Professionals

Developed by seasoned professionals, our curriculum is designed to help you master the Stock Market within 3 to 6 months. Our strategy is derived from techniques used by Wall Street professionals.  Tom has simplified it to only the things that matter, in a way that anyone can understand.

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