Trend Following 101 provides Market Analytical Tools, Educational Programs, and Trade Signals based on our unique proprietary Trend Trading Systems for Forex (Currencies), Stocks, and Futures (coming soon).
All of our products are actively managed and developed by investment professionals and are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of individuals. From the newbie, to the self-confident investor, all the way up to seasoned finance professional, we will help you beat the markets and make money.
About Michael Sankowski,
CEO and Founder of Trend Following 101 and GenerateFX
Hi, I’m Michael Sankowski. I’ve been a professional trader for 20 years and traded billions of dollars on four continents.
I’ve traded Futures, Currencies, Stocks in my 20+ years in the industry. I’ve written for many large financial publications including: Agora Publishing, MSN, Seeking Alpha, Absolute Wealth, Stocks, Futures, and Options Magazine (SFO). I’m a CFA, CAIA, and I’ve created patented products used in Futures Exchanges. I’m a top-ranked author on Seeking Alpha and have spoken globally at financial conferences.
I’m sure you know that there are a lot of scammers out there in the financial services online community. I can tell you this definitively: I’ve never been to jail and I’m not so “high and mighty” that I won’t take the time to email you back if you ask me something. On my other two blogs, The Trader’s Crucible and Monetary Realism, I’m actively working (pro bono) with some of the smartest economists in the world to fix the broken global economy. I genuinely want to help people make, save, and especially grow their money.
I started Trend Following 101 and GenerateFX because there’s a noticeable lack of high-quality, well-written market analysis for investing markets. There are a million ETF and FX websites, but so many of these products are created either by brokers looking to get your business or newbies who want to rip you off…
I’m not a 15 year old with a magic trading strategy that’s promising to turn your $1,000 into $1,000,000 overnight. If you Google me you’ll see proof of my experience right in front of you. (you’ll probably come across my band’s site so feel free to check that out, too).What I can do is share with you some extremely valuable trading know-how…I remember how overwhelmed I was when I started trading. I remember thinking if someone could just take some time and explain to me the basics, I could probably learn the rest. But everyone was too busy making money to take any time with a novice. I knew I was good enough, but just didn’t know where to start. It can be easy.
I’ve been paid a lot of money over the years for my analyses of the markets. I take my [somewhat nerdy] passion for quantitative analytics and obsession with currency markets and convert it into clear, easy-to-understand articles. I’ve been a market expert for almost 20 years, though, and I bring all of that market know-how to everything I do.
I haven’t lasted for 20 years by chasing fly-by-night systems. Instead, I’ve taken a conservative, disciplined, meticulous approach, and shown our readers the safest and most surefire ways to play emerging opportunities. (my favorite product right now is our EZ ETF Trading System—the returns are great and the risk is almost nothing!)
I determined that every investor — beginners and veterans alike — needed access to the solid market advice.
I can tell you right now, there are a lot of investment systems out there.
Problem is, when you dig beneath the surface, nearly every single one of these systems is based on “institutional trading.”
In other words, they are geared for big firms like Goldman Sachs… Deutsche Bank or J.P. Morgan.
Quite frankly, these programs are too risky, too time-intensive, and just too complicated for individual investors.
Folks who try them typically burn out quickly… give up out of frustration… or lose large sums of money in a very short period of time.
My goal is to create simple, easy-to-follow, low-risk programs that required a minimal amount of time but yield incredible results. When I applied the theories of trend trading to the Forex and ETF markets, I came up with absolute rock-star systems!
At the same time, I wanted programs that are designed specifically for individual investors… programs that will allow ordinary folks to start with a small initial investment… and still have the potential to become retire quite comfortably.
The Inside Edge
There are three main reasons why I am the perfect person to teach you how to grow your money…
First, I have traded in over 60 financial markets worldwide. From a hedge fund player in London… to a market maker in Chicago… and just about every place in between… I have used my expertise to dominate the markets.
My background, life experiences and expansive trading network give me a global perspective unavailable to most traders. I have a razor-sharp sense for how geopolitical and economic events impact the currency markets.
Consequently, I am able to recognize opportunities long before most traders even have a clue.
Second, I have an uncanny level of skill when it comes to complex market analysis.
I have the credentials to back up my claims: I’m a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst) with a background in physics and quantitative mathematics.
My analytical prowess is so extraordinary, in fact, that I hold a U.S. patent pending (#20090210336) for a futures trading process!
Bottom line: my analytical skills give me a highly disciplined approach to trading… and make me nearly unbeatable in the currency markets.
That brings us to the third, and most important, reason I am your ideal currency mentor…
I’ve been featured in:
I’ve Executed Thousands of Trades!
As I mentioned, most trading systems are based on “institutional trading.”
In other words, they are geared for firms like Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs or J.P. Morgan.
But our most active readers are individual investors. So, in order to create excellent investing programs, I needed to understand… on a gut level… how to succeed as an individual trader.
I have seen both sides. I’ve worked for major trading companies and I’ve perfected the art of trading for my own personal account.
I understand the mindset of the individual investor… and I’ve used analytical and mathematical skills to thrive as a trader…
In fact, I have executed thousands of trades… and I understand what it takes to succeed and thrive in the world of investing.
Now it’s your turn.