The company’s most popular starting place for most burgeoning traders
IFT’s Self-Start Trading™ Program has a very robust educational component. This program was specifically designed to teach the trader every single trading tactic and strategy utilized by Oliver Velez in the market, making it far more complete than its predecessor program.
The Self-Start Trading™ Program is perfect for those who are serious about trading and mentally ready to learn from Oliver Velez everything he relies on and everything he believes a trader needs to be truly successful, without having to spend thousands of dollars.
Self-Start™ allows for a trader who has successfully completed the training to receive his first level of seed funding up to a maximum of $500,000 for Equity and $750,000 for Forex and earn 40% of all profits earned on that account, payable monthly.
It should be noted that the Self-Start Trading™ Program, while being a mid-level level one, is still not designed or meant to be the final resting place for the trader. It is where the trader will take his educational knowledge of proper trading to a much higher, more complete level. However, once a high level of consistent profitability has been regularly maintained over a period of time, and a good number of solid paychecks have been earned by the trader, he/she can move to the next level, which will reward the trader with higher buying power and payout amounts. The time needed for this to occur depends on the trader and will be different for each person.
With the Self-Start Trading Program,
you will get:
Self -Start Trading account:
- 90-Day Simulated Trading Period– This is where the Self-Starter puts his full education into actual practice and starts to build the good habits that form the right foundation for consistently profitable trading.This training period with real-time market data will reveal the trader’s flaws and show what needs to be corrected or eliminated in one’s trading approach.
While 90 days is the minimum time required to demonstrate an adequate amount of results, there is no cutoff whatsoever, and a trader may remain in this training stage for however long he/she requires. Much of the Self-Starter’s growth will be developed and revealed during this training time.The Simulator Trading Period presents one major trading milestone for the trader to pass, a $3,000 net trading profit achieved with good trading statistics. Upon passing this all important milestone, the trader is ready to begin his/her professional trading journey.
- Fully Funded Trading Account– This is where every trader wants to get to, the point of live trading. Upon graduation from the Simulator Trading Period (see above), the Trader becomes eligible to trade a fully funded account up to a maximum of $500,000 for Equity and $750,000 for Forex. The Self-Starter will earn 40% on all effective trading gains, payable monthly. Here the trader’s goal is to string together a series of consistently profitable quarters with the real account, demonstrating that he/she is ready for the next step in the professional journey with more capital and an even higher payout rate.
- IFT’s Institutional Transaction Fees– All Self-Start Traders benefit from the firm’s institutional trading and commission rates. Equity Self-starters trade for 15 cents per every 100 shares traded. A 1,000 share trade would cost $1.50 in commissions. Self-start Equity traders also will receive rebates (payments from the exchanges) for placing certain types of specialty trades, another huge benefit for professional traders over retail traders. Self-start Forex Traders enjoy some of the tightest pip spreads in the industry and nearly no slippage to speak of.
- Education is where the Self-Start Trading Program really shines, as it gives the trader access to all of Oliver Velez’s trading tactics and techniques in an on-demand format which allows the trader to digest the knowledge at their own pace. The benefits included in the Self-Start Trading Program™ are:
- Oliver Velez’ On-Demand Pro Trading Course – This is the crowning jewel of the Self-Start Trading Program. This powerful, 8-hour course, delivered by Oliver Velez himself, is complete with hundreds of charts, countless trading examples, useful anecdotes, quizzes and exams to ensure that the trader has been educationally brought up to par with Oliver Velez’ high demands. No tactic or technique used by Mr. Velez in his daily trading is spared. In this course, the trader learns it all. What’s more, it’s delivered in a self-paced, on-demand format which will allow for unlimited access 24-hours a day, 7-day a week.
Everything is covered in the program, from:
- Identifying the most powerful trading bars and patterns to trade.
- When and how to exploit them for maxim gains.
- Which moving averages to use and how to employ them for an extra edge in your trading.
- The proper use of trailing stops.
- The art of selling incrementally like a professional.
- When to buy into sharp declines and when to sell into sharp rallies.
- What times of day offer the greatest odds of trading success, and which times to avoid like the plague.
- How to professionally trade breakouts.
- When to go with gaps in the morning and when to go against them.
- When a decline is a gift and therefore buyable versus a sign of trouble… and much, much more.
The level of education offered by this course is intense, but is intended to take the trader beyond needing any other form of education to make a living at the market.
- Live Study Sessions with Oliver Velez– Twice a month, all Self-Start™ Traders will gather for a full educational session with Oliver Velez to review the past trading period, identify errors, correct mistakes, and revisit core trading tactics and techniques. Sessions are recorded for those who can’t assist the live session. Any time spent with Oliver Velez is potentially life changing for all traders, irrespective of their level.
- IFT’s Live Platform and Execution Training Course – In this one day course, the trader will learn how to use and navigate Fusion®, the institutional trading platform used by all of Oliver Velez’ professional traders. The Self-starter will have unlimited access to this on-demand training course every day, 24-hours a day.
- Video Training Bank– Each Self-Start Trader™ will have access to a bank of training videos that cover every aspect of the Fusion® Platform and the various types of executions.
- Three full months of Daily Guidance in IFT’s Live Trading Room: Immediate access to the Forex or Equity live trading room, where you will receive daily guidance from the lead moderators and mix and mingle with other traders in the program. Live trading together can be a powerful, nurturing element to one’s development, and the Self Starter gets free unlimited access during their first 3 months.
- Access to Oliver’s Private Facebook Trading Colony– Immediate access to Oliver’s Equity or Forex Trading Colony on Facebook. In this powerful community, the Self-Starter will interact daily with Oliver and other traders. It is where many questions are answered, trades are shared and analyzed, and lifelong friendships at IFT are made.
The Self-Start Trading™ Program is the most popular way to start a full, professional trading career, without having to layout tens of thousands of dollars.
- One-time registration and set-up fee A one time registration and set-up fee of $1,697 is due upon sign-up.
- Monthly Fee–Monthly membership fee of $125. This fee covers real-time data, the licensing fee for the Trading Platform (Fusion® for Equity / MT4 for Forex), the IFT monthly membership fee, along with several other small costs.
This fee is substantially lower than the monthly costs levied by most other professional trading firms in existence today. For less than $4.50 per day (a Starbuck’s Coffee), the Self-Starter is in business, with a complete funding source, no needed upfront capital and the potential to earn thousands of dollars each month.
TUITION REIMBURSEMENT PROGRAM
ONCE A STUDENT ENTERS THE LIVE TRADING PHASE AND BECOMES A PROFESSIONAL TRADER FOR OUR PREFERRED INSTITUTIONAL TRADING FIRM, 100% OF ALL PROFITS ARE PAID OUT TO THE TRADER UNTIL THE ENTIRE EDUCATIONAL FEE HAS BEEN REIMBURSED. PROFIT SHARING WITH THE TRADING FIRM BEGINS AFTER FULL REIMBURSEMENT.