Hi, my name is Stuart McPhee and I would like to welcome you to my website.
If you have arrived at my website, then you are obviously interested in trading well and profitably. I have made available numerous articles, educational products, videos and ongoing market analysis.
Here is my story
In my former professional life, I was a full time Army officer in the Australian Army. I graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon (the Australian Army’s highly renowned officer training institution) and spent 10 years in the Australian Army.
My professional highlight was being selected for two years as an exchange instructor with the US Army in El Paso, Texas during 1997 and 1998. I was subsequently awarded the Meritorious Service Medal from the US Government for my performance in this appointment.
This is where I acquired most of my skills as a presenter and educator and I have since used them extensively with the personal coaching work I have done and the number of major trading events I have spoken at around the world.
I took my very first trade in 1996, not knowing anything. In January 2000, I resigned from the Army and began to trade my own account a lot more actively as well as regularly conducting personal coaching, helping fellow traders discover a trading approach that is right for them.
I have been very fortunate to have travelled extensively over the last 10 years or so and to speak to traders from many countries. One thing I have realised is that traders from various countries are no different from anywhere else. They all face the same challenges and it seems that, generally speaking, the only difference between markets around the world is the names of the companies listed on the various exchanges.
For me, this reinforces my belief that your education, background, language, cultural beliefs and many other factors are almost irrelevant when it comes to trading. Trading ability comes from within with a desire to learn and develop the skills and attributes necessary for consistent successful trading. I am confident my website will point you in the right direction and provide solid guidance to developing a solid trading plan that you will execute with confidence.
Over the years I have coached many traders and learned more about the problems they face. I have also gained a greater appreciation of the extent to which our mindset affects our overall success as traders, through speaking to so many more traders from all of my travels around the world.
I have tried to impart this knowledge into my academy.
I am very proud of my best-selling trading book, Trading in a Nutshell, 4th Edition, which was first published back in 2001.
I have contributed to a number of daily newsletter services, been quoted in the Australian Financial Review, written training notes for national training companies, as well as appearing on live TV in Australia (Sky Business) and SE Asia (Channel News Asia).
I have a Bachelor of Professional Studies from the University of New England and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.
Presently, I trade ASX equities and foreign exchange, I occasionally coach traders on a personal level, and travel regularly to SE Asia where I speak at different trading events.
I understand the importance of you finding a trading plan and approach that is right for you. I often advise that “Trading is like any other profession. You need to learn the basics, then develop and hone your skills through application. You are only going to succeed if you commit yourself to the task, as the only thing stopping you being highly profitable is yourself!”