Zero to $1 Million in 18 Months Trading Forex

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Can This Guy Really Make A Million?

Zero to $1 Million in 18 Months Forex Trading

What if I let you follow along, looking over my shoulder every step, and show you how to use forex trading to go from Zero to $1 million in 18 months?  Sound like fun?

Is it possible, as a forex trader, to go from nothing – start from absolute scratch, zero funds – to being a millionaire in 18 months?  That’s right, I said 18 months (or less – I vote for less, because I have no patience at all, really).  IS that possible?  Well, I think I can safely promise you this much – It should certainly be an interesting journey finding out.

Sure, this is probably insane, but I’m crazy enough to try it if you guys are interested in watching me try it.

I’ve laid the groundwork already: Starting from scratch, no cash at all, the first thing we have to do if we’re going to trade the currency markets is to raise a trading stake.  Well, I already did that part.  How?  By taking paid surveys online, every day for a month, making about a whopping one dollar a day for what often took several hours of work a day.  It’s not a good way to make money, but if you have absolutely nothing, it IS a way to make money.  So, I’ve raised a starting stake of about $50.  I would never recommend that anyone commence forex trading with anything less than at least $100, but since I’m being crazy here, I might as well be a bit reckless, too.

Okay, we’re going to make a million dollars (or more).

We’re going to do it in 18 months (or less).

And we’re going to start with virtually nothing ($50).

Trading strategies are key

Now, HOW are we going to accomplish this?  Well, obviously we’re going to be doing some serious day trading because to achieve our goal, we’re going to need to multiply our trading capital quickly and consistently.  Specifically, I plan to utilize a trading strategy that I have used profitably before, trading primarily on the 15-minute time frame.  However, I’m sure that I’ll be mixing in hourly, 4-hour, and daily charts as well.  And as we go along, of course, I’ll share my basic trading strategy with you (for FREE!). If you need an online forex strategy if you want to try to make a million also. you can also trade with the Winners Edge Trading Double Trend Trap to follow along. You can also pick up Winners Edge Trading Strike Momentum Indicator that helps to find market momentum before entering a trade.

There will probably be some gambling involved.  Here and there, I’ll take a shot at top picking, bottom picking, and just taking the occasional blind flyer (“Why don’t we sell Usd/Nok today, just for fun?”).  Trying to make a million dollars in 18 months necessarily means taking some risks.  However, I will (hopefully) stick with the basic trading strategy I have in mind.  Actually, I have two strategies in mind, but the second one is designed for trading the 4-hour time frame, and we’ll need to increase our trading stake a bit before we can move up to trading that time frame.

Now, how can you follow along with me on this adventure? I thought I’d do something like link the account to, where you can see all the trades made in the account as they happen.  If anyone has a better idea, please feel free to leave a comment and let me know – I’m open to suggestions.  I’ll also report in right here, at least every week or two, on how things are going and what my current thinking is on how best to move forward.

I’m open to suggestions on trading strategies to use.  If you have a great strategy that you believe will help us achieve our million dollar goal, please share it – I can’t guarantee that I’ll use it, but I will seriously consider any suggestion.  I definitely want your input and help with this.  I mean, this is basically a pretty crazy idea, so someone injecting some sanity into the project will likely be helpful.

So, do I really believe this is possible?  Well, sure, it’s possible.  My personal guess is that we’ll come up a bit short, but so what if we only make $500,000, or even just $100,000? – That’s still a pretty nice paycheck for 18 months of work, right?  But for the moment, let’s just stick with our goal of at least millionaire status.

If we pull off this miracle, it will be by the grace of God.  I believe wholeheartedly in the axiom quoted by Benjamin Franklin as he urged prayer upon the Continental Congress, noting, “They labor in vain that build a house unless the Lord build it.” (Psalm 127, verse 1)

I sincerely hope with all my heart that we do succeed.  I hope for success not just for my sake (I could use a quick million – pay a few bills), but for your sake, too, for all of you reading this and coming along on this journey with me.  I want us all to succeed – to find a pathway that leads to financial salvation in this economy that’s crumbling beneath our feet, where jobs and job security are more and more difficult to come by. I believe that forex trading offers that financial salvation.  It is, in my not-so-humble opinion, the last road to riches for the “regular guy” (or girl).

Okay, now I’m only going to attempt this if YOU are truly interested in it – so please take just a minute or two to comment below and let me know your thoughts on this.  If it’s something that YOU are sincerely interested in watching and following, then I’m certainly willing to give it a try (as noted previously, I’m a little bit crazy).  Sounds like fun to me, but what do you think?  I’ll wait for your comments, but in the meantime, I’ll go ahead and be working on setting up the account and finalizing the trading strategy.  If I’m encouraged to proceed by your comments, then I’ll report back here in just a week or two with all the initial information you’ll need to follow along to learn how you can go from zero to $1 million in 18 months in forex trading by deploying two or more trading strategies.

Here is the next post in which I outline my million dollar strategy.


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  • Christopher

    To make this as fun as possible: I suggest you set up a signal on MQL5 and provide it for free or charge $5. This way everyone involved can copy trade you in their account starting with $100 (or whatever balance you do) and actively participate in the journey. If you were to achieve the incredible, it would be incredible marketing to say there were 50 people that copy traded you from start to finish and made $1m (or whatever you did). I would happily provide a myfxbooklink of my account for you to use for marketing purposes and would give you this from day 1 (if you want it). I definitely think it is possible with aggressive position sizing and decent strategy to exponentially grow an account. Set up a signal! Could call it: Million Dollar Baby.

  • Christopher

    Good luck. Running simulations with an increased risk per trade (say 10% of capital risked per trade versus 0.5% risked per trade) can result in amazing profits. If you set up a myfxbook link for your experiment please add it to your response to my comment.

  • steadypips

    So how did it go did you hit the one million dollar mark

  • Ahmed Hasan

    interested for sure, I believe I can help you get there. i have a few ideas

  • Mumbles

    Definitely interested to see this and learn.

  • Mumbles

    Very curious to know what the 15 minute strategy is you are talking about.

  • Kevin Strydom

    Only saw that this was infact a year ago…

    What happened? 0100AM local time so reading an entire article is a bit tough…

  • Ripped Off

    Casey Stubbs and winnersedgetrading is a fraud and scam . Stay Away

  • ty

    the only anyone at winners being able to turn a million in 18 months if through their members’s monthly fees LOL

  • Muyen

    So keep me posted I am interested.

  • Muyen

    Yes i know it possible cause if you are making a 20% monthly profit steadily you will turn $3000 account to 2mil in three years.

  • jaime leal

    Jack, I am certainly excited with this challenge. I will certainly follow you through the entire process and win or fail I admire your generosity and your trading passion. Best of luck which I don’t think you need it because of your ability to trade!!

  • Peter J Shepherd

    When are we getting started? Or… have I missed something?

  • Paul

    Very interesting concept. My ‘gut’ reaction is absolutely no way you can take nothing and make a million
    Then I read how you have raised your initial capital, so its no longer a question of trading from nothing. You have raised your starting capital from non trading activity (kind of a cheat, but I’ll forgive you)
    So,d I think you can get from 50 to a million?
    No I don’t.
    Would I have believed you if you stated you were going to go from ten thousand to a million? Yes I would
    – that is a strange set of perceptions.
    Why do I believe you could increment two zeros but not four?
    So, now having examined my perceptions I realise they are totally illogical. If you successfully trade you $50 to $55 or $60 in month 1 and then up to $100 by month 3, you’ll be able to attract further investments from other people who want a part of your amazing performance (you have to look at the percentage increases, not the dollar value. 100% in 3 months, is 400% a year, assuming consistent performance over the medium term.)
    If you said to me, hey would you like to make 100% annual return on your investment with me, I’d jump at it (in-fact I’d jump at an offer of 50% pa). Get enough small dollar value investors (5000 people at $50 each would do, not that difficult given the reach of “winners edge” web site) together to increase your trading capital to say $250k, to whom you pay about a quarter of your overall annual winnings and you’ld do it!
    So in the space of half a dozen sentences I have completely changed my mind form ‘No it cant be done’ to ‘Yes, I believe you can do it’!
    I’d be interested in reading about progress, should you decide to go ahead
    All that remains is for me to say ‘good luck & good trading’, best

  • Valleyboy

    Is this similar to the wonder of compounding? Of course it should work, providing iron discipline is employed. Count me in!

  • We’ve gotta do better than 10k, Mike – I need a new Corvette. 🙂

  • “If you manage to pull this of it will be sending shockwaves around the whole world of traders”
    Gee, that sounds like fun. 🙂
    I’ll have a follow up article on this in a couple of days here!

  • Jarle

    I’m really looking forward to participate and think it’s a fantastic idea! I have my MSI indicator and my 50 bucks ready to rumble. and hope there will be a way to follow in on every trade. If you manage to pull this of it will be sending shockwaves around the whole world of traders and beyond!:))

    Can’t wait to get started and good luck to all involved!


  • mike

    wo,..this is a cool experiment. Though I do not believe to reach the target of a million in 18months. I project a realistic safe figure of 10,000. Bring it on!

  • Well, this is a great site to help you learn forex trading. It’s not as complicated as it sounds,,,but it’s not as easy as it looks either. 🙂

  • big edd

    this sounds great for a person like me with limited resources. but I don’t have a clue about this area of investing. so you guys start to use terms like “myfxbook” and “trend strategies” you loose me.
    I will watch intently to see what i can learn.

  • Len D

    As Ben Stiller says. “DO IT….DO IT”

  • GMSll

    I’m in.This will work..Rolltide..

  • Everything will cost you something, even reading this cost you time invested, and Time is one of the most valuable possessions we have. So if you are thinking about not costing anything you have the wrong mindset already. But reading articles on this site are free and always have been but it is still going to cost you something.

  • Yes thats true Gordon we can always learn something.

  • I was teaching a friend how to trade, and he practiced in a demo account, and made a fortune…then he opened up a live account, and I couldn’t help but smile the next day when he remarked, “It’s a lot harder to pull the trigger and put a trade on when it’s real money”.

  • I hate turning a profit in a demo account – it always just makes me want to kick myself for not doing the trade for real money. 🙂

  • Good point, Allison – trying this with only 50:1 leverage would be, well, annoying. Not impossible, but annoying.
    Back to our “slow learner” conversation elsewhere, I finally learned to be out of the market during the monthly NFP when the market jumped my stop (which was already 50 pips away from the current price) by almost 100 pips. If you’re right on the NFP (and don’t get stopped out by a spike in the opposite direction), it’s great – but if you’re wrong, it’s murder. The only time I get any pleasure from the NFP now is when I think I would have been long Gbp/Usd, and it drops 200 pips – “Man, glad I didn’t buy that junk”. 🙂

  • gudule95

    hahaha lol , i you succed you ARE a God man

  • Allison

    This sounds like an awesome idea! I opened up a demo with your broker with $500 (e.g. wanted to use a realistic amount in the demo) and am right at 580 this week. I will NOT trade NFP tomorrow, though I have some trades open in other accounts I’ll be watching. I’m headed to Africa next week so trading will be very hit or miss if at all. Which is a bummer since post NFP often opens up some nice spaces for trades. When I get back we should email about strategies. I’m not familiar with yours and trade a fair amount of divergence myself a la Rob Booker.

    I do think it’s worth mentioning that one really needs to be able to use an offshore account to do this. While my US accounts are chugging along in the positive, it is VERY VERY slow going with the 50:1 leverage. Like if I had to make that feed me I’d not be eating.


  • Hopeful Skeptic

    interested in following along…as long as it doesn’t cost anything.

  • Gordon Gunn

    Great idea Jack. Go for it. Adding a bit of spice to life never goes wrong.

  • Phoebe Ejimbe

    Interesting! If risk capital content of this venture does not change I will sure be interested in participating.

  • I like that – the rabbit traders.

  • Kindle McGuinness

    I’m very interested in following along.
    This seems nuts enough to work!
    A “Jump and the net will appear” type of fun! 😉

  • Kindle McGuinness

    Why not instead say: I’ll see it when I believe it? 🙂

  • cheshboy

    Let’s do it. What could possibly go wrong? Instead of Turtle Traders, we could be Rabbit Traders!
    I think we would probably be the most interesting traders in the world.when it works.

  • Oh, come on, starting with 1000 is practically like cheating. 🙂
    Indeed, I look forward to discussing things with you further in the future.

  • sokol

    I hope we will have the pleasure to dicuss these topics infuture. About four years ago it was a german guy who was trying to make 1million € from 1000€ in the end he acived 7000% return which was even great

  • Bill L

    This should be a very interesting project. I intend to follow it as close as possible. If you could even make the 10 to 20K mark in the 18 months, just think what is then possible in 5 years. A very BOLD challenge, this would give a new definition to “anything is possible”. You have my respect !

  • We’ll let you know, Rick – stay tuned.

  • Rick

    Hi, can’t wait to see this in action! How can I follow the trades? Thank you!

  • Evan Miller

    I am very interested to get in on this. Been day and swing trading for a few months and have not been too successful yet. Any plans on when you are going to start it? Are you planning on having instructions for those who would like to follow along?

  • Osmin

    Excellent challenge. I am happy to know that someone go for this kind of experiment. I am absolutely sure it is possible.

  • George Thom

    I’d be interested in trading along with Jack. Any profits above the $50.00 entry would be a bonus. Hopefully he can make much more but time will tell. Keep me posted please.

  • Tunde

    i am interested!!! with all pleasure….Nothing shall be impossible to him that believe 🙂

  • Soti

    LOL I am with TIM!! Gotta love the trader’s spirit… “eh, it can’t be done–but why not??!?!” hahaha

  • Maharshi Napal

    Yes Im keen to experiment . perhaps it will help with my own experiments. Im in

  • Jana – Hey, if it was complicated, there’s no way I’D be able to do it. 🙂
    Keep tuned in here, I’ll be explaining things in future articles on this.

  • Thank you – so would I, 🙂

  • Jana

    Im interested but I dont have any experiance. Is it complicated to understand what to do?

  • KAY


  • Manuel Fernández Sánchez de la

    I will definitely follow this!

  • uyi

    i’m a 1000% with u. lets get ready to ruuuuuuuummmbbbbleeeeeee

  • “This is really a fantastic idea, that many people most probably will encourage you to do.”
    Yeah, my favorite is still the guy who said this is the stupidest thing he ever heard of, that I’ve got about a 1% chance of success…and then urged me to “Go for it”. 🙂
    I’ll be laying out my trading strategy in follow up articles here, so stay tuned for updates.
    Thanks for your wishes of success. I need to get on a “prayer request” list someplace.

  • flokebroke

    This is really a fantastic idea, that many people most probably will encourage you to do. Will we be able to join your trades? eg through openbook (etorro), or other social trading?? Which 2 strategies will you use? are they explained somewhere in detail?
    If the Trader ‘John Carter’ can make 1 million in one trade, why shouldn’t we be able to make one million in 18 month? People who say this is not possible, are people that aren’t worth trading.
    Just know we really want you to succeed in this project…
    thumbs up:-)

  • Mike Haigh.

    I love the idea and the challenge, I think a $50.00 ticket to go on an 18 month, potential million dollar journey could be fun. Let’s have the link and I’ll see you at the station.

  • Guys we do google plus hangouts all the time its a piece of cake for us marketer types 🙂 !!!

  • Thanks for the comment

  • We will be posting weekly or bi weekly updates.

  • TK Thanks for the post, This is only a case study showing how Jack will do it, this is not a signal service just to be clear.

  • Robert we may do a Myfxbook account but this is a Case Study to see if it can be done this is not a signal service. However if he pulls it off we just might start one !!!! LOL

  • Sure make sure you keep us updated in the comments as we continue posting Jacks updates.

  • How would you split the profits Jack is the one doing the trading?

  • Clive

    I would definitely be interested in following this as it progresses. I think this is probably what we all secretly want to be able to do… turn very little into a large sum of money. I definitely do. I only have a small trading account and would like to make it grow big in a similar time scale. I will be watching closely to pick up any tips and hints on how to be a better trader. Go for it Jack.

  • Chris – It’s (somewhat) comforting to know I’m not the only crazy person around here. 🙂

  • Abraham

    I would split the profits if what youre writing is true, 50% of the gains!

  • Dhruv S

    Interesting and if successful, mind-blowing experiment! I am in…

  • Chris / WET trading room

    Hi Jack! Very exciting idea and goal!! The trading room is looking forward to following you on this massive yet exciting challange! 🙂 May the Pips be with you 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    Leigh, you are now officially in charge of positive attitude for this journey.
    Me, I worry all the time.

  • Jack Maverick

    I love the way you said “just by doubling the balance every month”, like that’s practically no trick at all. 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    “This will never work…its insane…its crazy…only a nut case would throw money away like this. I’M IN– lets do this.”
    Ah, a man after my own heart. 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    BG – When I first started trading forex, it took me about 6 months just to save up $50 to start with, so I understand where you’re coming from.

  • Jack Maverick

    (nodding) That sounds fair.

  • Kriss29a

    And if you get to a million early, your going to give me 5% for pushing you along

  • Leigh

    Brilliant , I will definately follow along , positive attitude all the way !

  • Captain mav

    Yes very interested in your idea, I wish you luck and would love to jump on board, I look forward to hearing more about your strategies.

  • Alex

    It ‘a really a beautiful, “unhealthy” idea, but we have to try because other professions do not offer any stimulation. Thank you for contacting me, I’m definitely interested (also to learn this wonderful profession …). Thanks for all.

  • Hilton

    Definitely would want to be a part of the ride. Count me in.

  • Nearchos

    It’s really amassing. I am interested to be part of the experiment.
    I know that starting with $100 you can reach $100.000 in 10 months just by doubling the balance every month, and $1m in 13 to 14 months.
    I consider it relatively easy for the first few months, but while the balance increases the
    difficulty is getting higher and higher.

  • Razia

    I would like to join in & try for that million dollars too.

  • will

    This will never work…its insane…its crazy…only a nut case would throw money away like this.
    I’M IN– lets do this.

    As always for me its holding my nerve when profits build to a substantial amount.

  • Tim

    I don’t believe this is even remotely possible – but I’m willing to follow!

  • BG57

    It’s a great idea. In fact, it suits me perfectly because $50 is all I can afford. Let’s give it a shot.

  • robert

    Hi What about hooking your trades up with an auto or mirror trader, so that every one would be on the same page per say or at lest end up with the same amount in all accounts at the end.

  • Talmadge Kelley

    TK–I could certainly use an “upmove” like you envision. It could certainly resolve my financial needs and I would like to participate.

  • Anona Minna Graham

    hello would love to see you succeed!

  • Mike

    Anxious to see it happen. Through all the hype that’s out there, I want to believe and see how it is done. Make me a BELIEVER!

  • Jack Maverick

    “The one good thing about money is that you can always make more of it.”

  • James K

    I agree with Jack and believe Forex can help us make an income. I have in this trading for about 10 yrs. In forex I agree to start with small capital and see it grow. Tho I burst many small accounts but I believe I can make it big one day. Now I trade with more confidence. I am in Jack thanks

  • Jack Maverick

    Haha – I like it…but slow and steady is, paradoxically, what will rapidly grow profits.

  • Daniel

    If you are truly Maverick I am Goose.Count me in .I have a need for speed

  • Frankie

    I think it:’s great

  • Jack Maverick

    If it’s profitable, it’ll be fun. 🙂 It’s definitely a challenge.

  • Jack Maverick

    Free – I’m on US east coast time, but I often get up for the London morning session, just to see what’s going on if nothing else. In any event, I am usually worn out for the day by NY lunchtime – the bulk of my trading occurs between 6 or 7 AM to 11 AM, EST (or EDT, which we’ll be on next week).

  • Mike

    It’s interesting. I would like to follow you.

  • Jack Maverick

    Lord willing – Amen.

  • Marc

    Who would not want in with a name like yours if nothing else! Maverick: an unorthodox, independent-minded person — risk-taker. Story of my life both good and bad! Life is
    short so why not take the ride! I’ll bet you $999 dollars and/or two easy payments that you just might be on to something…staying tuned for this to get going. This could
    be fun and, even better, profitable. Speaking for myself, FUN and profitable
    when it comes to the FOREX market has been a challenge – especially the FUN
    part — so I’m open for any and everything different! Regards

  • Lorne B

    I do look forward to the idea of starting very small and potentially gaining big. Psychologically the losses taken will be on “free money” so will be easier to handle – the gains much sweeter. Count me in!

  • Jack Maverick

    Thank you for estimating my chance of success between 1 and 10%…and then urging me to go ahead. 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    Stay tuned here for specifics – as I said in the article, I wanted to see if there was real interest in this before proceeding.
    And apparently there is!

  • Jack Maverick

    Marion – I don’t HAVE a MyFxbook handle yet…but we’ll work it out – stay tuned.

  • Jo

    Working on the principle…when you are down – the only way is up! Yes I’m interested, can’t wait.

  • Marion

    I surely would like to follow your experiment. I would like to see your strategy of running the bank up. I just started with the SMI software in a demo account this weekend. 5 demo trades & five small losses.

    What is your handle on “MyFXbook”

  • piphunter

    Oh yeah, I think many would be interested to see your experiment’s epic fail (99% chance) or glorious victory 1% chance. Who knows, if you do win this will be the most inspiring story for years to come. I think it’s not only a game of strategies, but a mostly a game of guts. if your emotions are so solid and stable, you maybe have 10% chance to accomplish this. Come one, let’s do it.

  • freegrrl

    I would be definitely interested, but need to know the proposed specifics; What session would we trade(follow you on). Will this cost us ANY money other than a small amount to begin with to trade? When woudl you be teaching your “strategy” or would we learn while you trade?Basically what are all of the specifics on this? Very interested!!

  • Darren

    Yes, I am very interested in seeing and doing. I know there are many people that make a living trading. They also have a the funds to do it. To start and fund a trading account with 50-100 dollars is in my league. Look forward to hearing more and going on the journey.

  • Jack Maverick

    And my trading principles ARE safe and sound. Gee, I hope I follow them.

  • Jack Maverick

    Mag – Look, I’m willing to do all I can to help any fellow traders, but it may take us a little time to work out the best way to keep people updated. I’m a writer – I’m not a computer whiz. I just got an email saying I have a new follower on “Disqus”…I don’t even know what Disqus is.
    Any event, give me a few days to get things set up and rolling – there will definitely be follow up columns from me on this.

  • Rod


    I am hungry for aboslute freedom that a cool million would bring, Lord willing of course. So, how soon can I take part in this here venture.


  • Thanks Sonny

  • Thanks

  • mag1

    why not invite winners edge members to receive trading signals & make a few millionaires – that would be the perfect forex story.

  • Jack Maverick

    I like your attitude, and totally support you – If you do get there first, you’re going to give me 5% for giving you the idea though, right? 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    “I think that is more than possible to trade an acc from 50$ to 1million.but there are two problems”
    Oh, well thank God there are only TWO problems. I feel much more confident now.
    Seriously, you’re quite right, there will be those problems when the account hopefully does reach the higher dollar levels…but I’ll be happy if we GET TO the problems at that level. But that’s definitely a topic to address at some point – It is indeed a different ball game risking $20,000 rather than $5.

  • lynnmoore

    I would love to follow along.

  • Jack Maverick

    You raise an interesting point, Ayaz. Someone above mentioned “patience”, and that will indeed be important, especially In the beginning when it may seem like it takes forever just to get from $50 to, say, $500. But if we can work this properly, it will be surprising how quickly we can then move from $500 to $5,000, and then even faster from $5,000 to $50,000. The growth rate (assuming the trading plan works) will be exponential, that is, growing faster and faster as we progress.

  • Jack Maverick

    Thanks for your kind words, Harry…and I thought you were going to say I’d need several gallons of good rum.

  • Jack Maverick

    “So long as you remember three words, patience, discipline and consistency.”
    Steve – Thanks much for your input. I’m going to go look up what those words mean right now. 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    That’s kind, that you said “interesting” rather than just “insane”. And I agree with you that it DOES sound like fun. I mean, let’s hope so.

  • Kriss29a

    I think its a great idea, I will not only follow I intend to beat you to 1 million

  • Jack Maverick

    So would I !!

  • sokol

    Hi. I think that is more than possible to trade an acc from 50$ to 1million.but there are two problems 1. You will need a steady growth of more than 3% on a daily basis. 2. When you will have an account bigger than 750k depending on your risk tolerance you need to accept loses of 7k 15k or even 20k on some days, and than you will need to make profits bigger than 20-25k daily. These will be the problem, how to realoses of 7k 15k or even 20k on some days, and than you will need to make profits bigger than 20-25k daily. These will be the problem, how to react on such big price oscillations ! Anyway i wish u luck on your new mission and i will be with u and follow through 🙂

  • Mek Trader

    I agree that the idea is crazy. In fact, so crazy that it might just work. I love crazy and that’s why I’m in on this with you all the way.

  • Jack Maverick

    Dennis, you only see a FEW problems starting with $50?? I see a mountain of them…but if we can hop over that and get to $100, we might be able to get somewhere…we’ll see – thanks for the encouraging words.
    And like I said earlier to someone, if I find out how to do a Google hangout, I’ll consider it.

  • Sonny

    Sounds like it will be quite the ride! Count me in!

  • Jack Maverick

    Faith – let’s go with that. Someone wished me “skill” and the “grace of God” on this journey – I replied if I could get about 95% grace of God, I might be able to manage the 5% skill.

  • Ayaz Salman

    Greetings first of all… Well I read through your article and I see some very serious conditional attitude that “What if” you able to pull this off… I mean… What’s the harm in it… Because going from 100k to 1million may sound very interesting but the risk appetite is substantial… I thoroughly believe if you can make ur account grow from 100k to 1 million or more then why not from the smaller account ?

    Initially may be it will take more time to from from 50usd to may be 1,000 or 10,000usd but I will call this victory even if someone can get to 10k. What mostly we do not realise is the patience invlove to grow from very small to medium… By the time u r near 10k or plus ur strategy and trading experience will be so much that it will become absolutely possible once u cross 10k barrier…
    I’m all in to trade live with you… Seriously sometimes we spend 50usd just for nothing so why not try something that’s has something extraordinary to offer… I’ll consider it a lottery ticket… So jack I’m all up for it… Just do it.

  • Harry

    Hey Jack!….you have a vision…you’ll need several gallons of good quality neg repellent spray for the scoffers! But remember this, your countrymen put a man on the moon!……they too had a vision ……..(and cart loads of neg repellent!!) Looking forward to joining you on your epic voyage. Thanks for sharing this. Harry McPhie (Born again optimist)

  • George Shippey

    Count me in I would be able to be with my handicapped son full time

  • naz

    Yes i think this would be very interesting, and i think it is acheivable because many pro traders have done this in a year. But they did have $10000 accounts. A very good idea Casey, keep everyone posted

  • timmycrw91

    LOL! Jack- I AM NOT laughing AT you! Please don’t be insulted, it’s just that I seem to have put myself in a bad position ! I’ve kept my eyes out for different ways to make money online, and sometimes the demonstration/pitch is in the form of a video, sometimes a webinar, and most recently, many marketers have also been using Google+ Hangouts. Although I’ve signed up to watch some of these and actually attended by clicking the link to attend, I have NO idea how they’re set up or conducted, LOL ! And if i could put you in touch with someone who knows how it’s done and can explain it to you, I surely will. I guess I assumed that most people who have digital products and services knew how to do such things, or had staff that were technical and could set it up. Lemme see if I can find someone to reply to your request instead of just hoping you’ll be able to figure it out off of some YouTube video, since a live person can explain it better I’m sure !

  • Steve Scarlett

    Is it possible to go from $50 to $500 ?….most people would say yes as it is within their belief system, hey it’s only an extra $450 bucks……so is it possible to go from $10,000 to say $100,000 ?
    For sure, it’s the same percentage increase as $50 to $500, it’s just a matter of scaling up and repeating over and over the same strategy. $100,000 to $ 1 Million……..well you get the picture.
    So long as you remember three words, patience, discipline and consistency…..
    My favourite saying is based upon the most basic law of geometry that we were all taught in school.
    ” The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, deviate from that line by as much as a hair’s breath and you are introducing complications. ”
    Simple is good, simple is clear, have a starting point and a destination, keep a straight line.
    Good Luck with your project, I will be following closely.

  • Dennis Hillstrom

    Okay, I see a few problems starting with $50, but they are all resolved by having a VERY GOOD system/strategy. If you have that, then yes I believe it is quite possible and would be very interested in following along, and

  • Jack Maverick

    By the way, uh, if anybody could slip me the next monthly NFP report a couple of minutes before it comes out, that would help. 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    Well let’s the “end” is our million dollars. 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    What’s not to like? – Right! 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    I hope – and I think – you’re right about that – it’s certainly worth the effort just as a learning experience if nothing else.

  • Charles Allison

    I am intrigued by the Break Even is the worst result strategy espoused by Joe Nemeth using hedging techniques. This might be an opportunity to test it out.

  • Charles

    Very interested in following. I believe it is possible to be profitable in forex trading, but not there yet myself. Would like to see the trades posted as they are placed live to see when entry and exit is made by a trader that knows more than myself. So, yes, count me in. Keep me posted.

  • Igor Semenenko

    Glad to hear that! Definitely will join this project if you launch it.

  • Jack Maverick

    Well, not ALL day. Seriously, about the longest I ever trade is the entirety of the London session – but usually I try to just work either the London morning session OR the New York morning session. If I can open up at 7 AM and turn a nice profit by 7:45, I’m perfectly happy to call it a day and go ahead and turn off my screen.

  • Jack Maverick

    I am able to hedge (my broker is outside the U.S., thank God), and probably will at some point along the way. Good thought, thanks.

  • Bad Muvverfukkah

    Go for it dude – The journey will be worth the time……………

  • Mark

    Crazy, fun, low risk (and probability!) – what’s not to like?

  • Jack Maverick

    “I will be interested to see the plan as it will be very hard to take an account from $50 to 1 million.”
    Actually, it’ll be a good trick just to take $50 to $100, rather than to $0. But nah, we gotta make more than $10,000 in 18 months – I need a new ultra high definition TV.

  • Jack Maverick

    CASEY, did you see this? – Derek said I was “cool”! Thanks, Derek. 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    “For me personally it will be huge experience and great success reaching even 10.000-20.000 from $100.”
    Igor – Exactly. Good attitude. I obviously can’t guarantee success to the tune of a million dollars, but I will guarantee you that I will trade this account as if my very financial life depended on its success.

  • Thanks Frits!!!

  • Steven Hartwell

    Yes I interested!

  • Jack Maverick

    Thanks, Gregg – My thought is that, as long as I can manage to stumble along without completely blowing out the account, (A) there should be some valuable trading lessons learned along the way, and (B) even if we don’t make a million, we might still turn a very nice profit.

  • Jack Maverick

    Timmy – Totally agree with you (obviously) on the need for people to take personal responsibility for their financial well being.
    I’m embarrassed to confess my ignorance of social media operations, but if you’d tell me HOW to set up that Google+ hangout thing, I might consider doing it. (Just email me through here at [email protected] and Casey will get it to me – thanks)

  • mosaica

    love experiments … in for this one!

  • Frits Hansen

    Sounds exciting, but I think everything is possible if you have faith – I also try to make money in Forex, so I’m ready for success.

  • Jack Maverick

    Dave – I hate to break this to you but…it’s not a joke (although I can certainly see how you might have thought that).

  • LukeB

    Hey, I’ll follow. I’d like to see someone get on the right side of the trades enough to do that.

  • Jack Maverick

    Steven – Watch for an update here in the coming days – As I noted in the article, I wanted to see if there was genuine interest before going to the trouble to set everything up.

  • Jack Maverick

    Hey, that’s the same attitude I have! 🙂

  • Jack Maverick

    Sihle – Thanks for the encouragement, and it IS possible – it’s just a question of whether I happen to be able to do it in the time frame noted. Any event, we should all learn some helpful trading lessons along the way.

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  • Gerhard Wildies

    interesting approach. As i believe it is possible (maybe not a million) i love to follow and might shadow trade. Sounds like fun

  • santiago

    go for it I’m willing to follow you all the way to the end

  • Charles Allison

    i WOULD BE VERY INTERESTED . I also wonder if you are able to hedge in your trading and if you plan to consider it.

  • ingvar_e

    I am game. Sounds like an interesting experiment. As long as it does not implies working on the screen all day. And I am on GMT so that may make it a bit hard for me. Assuming you are not on or close to GMT

  • Marek

    Sure,why not!

  • Nikitas Sandis

    I am sure it is possible and I am already working on a trading plan to achieve this. I believe that forex trading is extremely simple buy we humans make it extremely complicated and difficult including myself . Its all about discipline and patience and taking the word greed out of the equation.

  • New Art Exposure

    I will be interested to see the plan as it will be very hard to take an account from $50 to 1 million. Heck, taking it from $50 to even $10,000 would be quite impressive in 18 months. I’m guessing normal risk mgmt. principles will be out the window on this one. If you catch a great trend it may be possible but the risk of blowing up is going to be hard to overcome and that is one risk you will definitely have to take, at least initially. It would be great if you have a process for notifying those who want to follow the trades as they happen (text, email, discussion board, something else real time) so we can truly participate with you. Heck, I’ll risk $50 to give it a go. Looking forward to seeing more about this endeavor!

  • Derek

    Very cool, looking forward to the experiment.

  • Igor Semenenko

    Hello Casey.
    WET team is growing and Jack is new member of your team?
    “0 to 1 million in 18 months” sounds like a crazy idea, especially considering WET ideology. But sometimes the craziest ideas are more successful then the common ones.
    I will definitely join this program if WET will launch it. I think for anyone it will be extremely difficult to find another opportunity to build huge capital by risking only $50-100.
    For me personally it will be huge experience and great success reaching even 10.000-20.000 from $100.

  • Peter J Shepherd

    I am VERY interested, Jack. All I have to start with is 50.00 to 100.00, myself, so I would be interested in what strategies you use, and how you do.

  • Timmy,

    Thanks for the comment, Actually your comment about making trading simple. That is truly what Winners Edge Trading is all about, so please hang out and enjoy the articles. If you ever need any help, we are just a question away via comment or email.

    P.S. We are releasing our simple trading dashboard in the next month or so.

  • Grafeio

    Sounds like a crazy ride. Not the sensible forex way, but fun and just crazy enough to work. Feeling lucky?

  • Gregg

    I believe this sounds like a great opportunity especially for people who don’t have alot of starting capital. I will be looking forward to hearing your next steps.

  • timmycrw91

    I am so glad you touched upon this for 1 main reason: Americans, and everyone else for that matter, need to take personal responsibility for their own financial well being. Period. NOT reliance on government, but reliance on financial astuteness and thus investing. Ideally, I wish you had a simple system of indicators or proprietary software that would indicate where to get in and when to get out. I wouldn’t mind doing the trades live with you if you held them on a Google hangout, and alerted us via text messages when you’re actually going to be trading. However, I’d need to get set up with an account and actually learn how to place a trade too, But if I had that info, I’d like to trade along with you, learning as I go, and scaling up the profits. I don’t know why the creators of forex programs don’t just offer a service like that if they don’t offer mirror trading software. I really like your idea, especially that you’re starting small and hope to snowball it relatively quickly, which is something I think many people will appreciate.

  • Sihle Tuta

    This is very interesting & I believe its possible to achieve the results you speak of. I would love the opportunity to share the risk/profits somehow & I’m sure other trades would too.

  • Steven, We haven’t started yet if you notice in the article we say that we will only attempt this if people are interested in following along. Once we get confirmation we will get a myfxbook account as well as sharing the strategy that Jack will be using. So I take it your interested?

  • Alexasis

    SHOW ME DA MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Steven Hartwell

    So where is the link to myfxbook account so we can track progress?

  • vaLLarrr .

    I’ll believe it when I see it?

  • Dave,

    Thanks for jumping in here. Actually yes we do teach safe and sound trading principles in forex and we truly believe in them. However, we also believe that diversification is important and that traders should have low risk accounts as well as high risk. With that being said it is possible to transfer funds made in high risk account to a low risk account. Just remember as Jack states he is conducting an experiment with low starting capital.

    Experiments in trading are also extremely important as long as you have your testing methods setup in advance.

  • Dave Hanna

    I am hoping this post is a complete parody of the flood of SPAM that comes through my inbox on a daily basis, but if so, you need to refine your writing style to make it more obvious, because I’m having a hard time telling for sure. (Or maybe I just need to loosen up a little bit.)

    And if not, and you’re actually serious, then I’m curious as to how you got a post here, since the theme of your post is the complete antithesis of everything Winners Edge Trading has been teaching.

  • Dave Hanna

    I am hoping this post is a complete parody of the flood of SPAM that comes through my inbox on a daily basis, but if so, you need to refine your writing style to make it more obvious, because I’m having a hard time telling for sure. (Or maybe I just need to loosen up a little bit.)

    And if not, and you’re actually serious, then I’m curious as to how you got a post here, since the theme of your post is the complete antithesis of everything Winners Edge Trading has been teaching.