BarroMetrics Trading School
You have come here because you like to improve and refine your trading, whatever your current skill level may be. Learn to trade with Ray Barros. This is where he teaches his trading framework and methods, simply named BarroMetrics.
Some say over 90% of new traders fail; others put the percentage as high as 95%! The fact is most who try their hand at trading experience failure.
This has been true since at least the early 1900s. Despite the advances in modern learning theory, we have been unable to raise the success rate – at least until now.
The high failure rate has been placed on the aspiring trader – no one seems to have queried the education format. But now, Barrometrics applying the ideas Anders Ericsson, has found a solution to this age-old problem.
This is not to say the new/unsuccessful trader will have an easy road to riches. Indeed, Ericsson suggests that mastery will take 10,000 hours of Deliberative Practice. But, for the first time, the hopeful trader will be partnered in his quest for success.
Have you attended a trading seminar? Do you recall, how easy the instructor made it seem to make money at the seminar? But, when it came to doing it alone, a whole of questions arose! Suddenly, what was clear before, was now a jumbled mess.
You see, there are two requirements for trading success:
- You have to know what to do; and
- You have to do what you know.
What Ericson has made clear is the transition from knowledge (know what to do) to skill (do what you know) requires a specific process. At first instance, it is the quality of the educational process and the time and practice you put in that determines success. It is only later that talent plays a role.
Think of it this way, you are travelling in a car to a destination (your trading goal). The quality of your engine plays a role (the education process) as does your driving skill (your practice). Your talent is the quality of the fuel – it determines how quickly you arrive at your destination.
The beauty about trading is that it is a zero sum game – the losers fund the winners. And, with the majority of traders losing, you don’t have to be a super trader to become very successful.
So, how much would it mean to you to make the transition from unsuccessful dummy to consistent profitability?
The BarroMetrics program has been devised by Ray Barros (See below for Ray’s bio).
The program is divided into three parts:
- Videos for pre-learning: the aim to provide the material so that you have an introduction.
- A series of webinars, applying Deliberative Practice ideas so that you acquire the knowledge. The content will depend on the level of knowledge you have acquired.
- A program for hands-on trading so you acquire the skill.
In short, the program ensures that you not only know what to do, but also do what you know.
Ray is constantly thinking of how to improve himself and stretching outside his comfort zone to explore new ideas and his students get the benefit of whatever he has learned. I cannot think of a more dedicated teacher who is more committed to his students’ success. This has been exemplified over the past 2 years as he struggled with various personal emergencies and yet refused to reschedule the classes.
Ray’s fees may not appear cheap to some people but I am sure the fees he collects does not even begin to cover his opportunity cost of spending time to conduct the lessons. But they definitely provide value. What the course does is that it accelerates our path of learning so that it saves us paying tuition fee to the markets instead!
I would highly recommend Ray’s courses to anyone who is seriously committed to trading the markets well.”
Happy New Year! A belated thank you for the Christmas and New Year greetings. I have been on holiday the last two weeks for December and have just started clearing a long list of emails. I hope you had a great Christmas holiday.
2012 has been a defining year for me as far as trading goes. I have come a long way since I started trading seriously and am very happy with the progress I have made in 2012. What I have learned from you has helped me to grow not only as a trader but also in my outlook on life. I may not ask a lot of questions, but I am deeply appreciative of the time and effort you have put in to help your students learn. I feel very thankful and fortunate to have been under your tutelage the past 2 years.
Wishing you and your family a great 2013!
The bad news is the program is not available to the general public, at least this stage. We expect that by the start of next year, or perhaps, a little earlier, it will be. We’ll keep you informed.
About Ray Barros
Ray Barros is a professional trader, fund manager, author, and educator. Since he started trading more than thirty years ago, his track record reflects a whopping 39 percent per annum return on a compounded basis. This means a hypothetical investment of $1,000 returned over $230,000 in the 17-year period between 1990 and July 2007. He is also the author of ‘The Nature of Trends’ published by Wiley Press. Ray has been regularly featured in regional newspapers and publications like Sydney Morning Herald, Your Trading Edge Magazine, Business Times, and Smart Investor. The interviews have focused on his trading strategies as well as his opinions on market sentiment. They have also dealt with his track record, trading philosophy, how and why he got into trading, and what advice he would give to those wishing to become traders/investors.
A lawyer by profession and training, Ray gave up his lucrative law practice in the 1980s to focus on his first love – trading. His initial attempts at trading failed miserably and he suffered heavy losses. But, after making all the mistakes in a trader’s manual and then some, Ray finally hit on a trading approach that gives him the market edge. This approach has proven effective in both trending and congested markets, allowing him to trade profitably and consistently. Thereafter, he was highly sought after by major banks to manage their funds. At the same time, he was also very much sought after as a trainer to train other institutional traders based on the strategies and techniques he developed. In the early 1990s, he became an outsourced FX Trader and this gave him the flexibility to focus his next great passion – teaching.
In his over thirty years of trading, Ray has seen many traders – both beginners and seasoned traders – mistake luck for skills. From the outset, he felt that it was not necessary for them to make the same mistakes he had made; he felt also that he could help them trade profitably under all market conditions by equipping them with the right tools and thinking skills. Propelled by his desire to give something back to the society and by his love of teaching, Ray started giving public seminars to equip people with the correct tools and skills. What sets Ray apart from many others is his rich experience, his track record and his personal commitment to each and every one of his students. This commitment is further sealed by Ray’s belief that the positive effects he has had on his students in their pursuit of their goals will measure his success as a teacher.