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but may take 12 hours or longer to get a response due to the over
wealming amount of calls and e-mal we receive.
A: Geoffrey Preston
877-465-6641 (Or use LiveHelp.
We can also be
reached directly through the Live Help tool on our
web pages. Also feel free to post any questions,
suggestions, advice or opinions on our Discussion
Q: What do you trade and why?
A: We do live day trading alerts of
the Dow E-mini futures YM contract & ES
audio/visual chat room.
We also trade the ER, DIA and other various symbols. For example, the
emini futures contracts have the full ticker YM H0. We also recently
ES trading room! (mini-sized S&P 500 futures). If you are
currently trading stocks and looking to try
out, you've come to the right place. Please scroll down to see
why futures are less hassle to trade then stocks. Anyone can trade
futures without having a huge account or filling out tons of
paperwork. Alex, our head trader, does commentary on both
the YM and ES throughout the day. However, we
recommend, if you follow our trading signals, that you trade them on
whatever instrument you're comfortable with. Our TTW
(Trades That Work) system will work on
a variety of different markets, including the markets tracked
by the emini futures. Learning to day trade while producing profits is no easy
feat. The goal of this site is to help new traders accomplish
this task. The system gives exact entry/exit/stop prices in the
live audio chat trading pit. Please note, that under any circumstances
futures trading contains a high degree of risk.
Q: If PureTick has a very good system, and
you probably do not need the money, why do you charge for your
COMMON question actually!
The reason is different for different
people. May professional golfers train students from time to time for a
fee. Daniel Negreanu (million dollar poker pro) runs a site and poker
camp where he charges money. It just comes down to diversification and
smart business sense. Most rich people you know have multiple income
streams. Alex does as well. He's even still getting income from his old
"Budget Blinds" business. If he spent 20 years and over $20,000
learning to trade then he probably would feel a little violated to give
his knowledge away for free. It definitely wouldn't be smart.
Now he does make a lot of donations to charities and help people in
need too from time to time.
In any event, thats why there is a trial. So people can see the magic
Q: Can you make money day trading when the
market is going down every day?
YES! That's the great part about day trading the futures markets. There
is no limit to the amount of short contracts available like in stocks.
You can make money when the market goes down. Whether you feel this is
un-American or not is of no consequence. Tons of people are doing it
every day. Short selling is alive and well. If you don't know what
short selling is then we'll teach you. When you put on a position you MAKE MONEY when the market takes a dive.
Q: What is Pure Tick LITE and how do I
Some traders like reading,
studying hard and digging right in to our videos. Some of you guys
prefer more of a 'hands' on approach. With the PureTickLite program
that is now possibile. You can actually have one of our advisors call
you personally for a 1 on 1 training session for a minimal fee. Most
traders who take part in the PureTickLite program see an improvement in
their trading almost immeidately. For more information click
Q: Will you PAY me if I send someone to
PureTick's web site?
A: Absolutely! Check out PureTick's
affiliate referral program. Even if you don't want to learn to day
trade and would like to generate some extra cash each month, we'll
accomodate you. One of our affiliate members last month made over
$3,400.00 just from sending other people over to the web site!
For more information click
Q: What are some of the trade setups or
methods you use and teach in your trading service?
A: In addition to Alex's TTW
Trigger/Filter system, we also teach, trade, and call various other
setups. You can see the success of these setups in our track record and dead zone track record.
Q: How do I start trading for a living? Where
do I begin? I'm a bit overwealhmed by all of this! Suggestions?
A: Please see this
basic list (click)
for a list of things you need to do in order to get the ball
rolling. It's simple to get started but will take some time to
become a seasoned professional. This is true of any hobby or business.
Does the head trader Alex provide any personal 1 on 1 phone
consultation for those who may be in need of a little extra assistance?
Yes. Alex's time is very valuable. Pure Tick receives over 100 calls
and 400 e-mail requests per day. We are very busy. Alex does
provide a phone consultation service at the rate of $275/ per hour (billed in 10 minute
blocks). If you wish to receive a phone call from Alex, please
with your name and phone number. Mentorship
attendees will automatically receive free contact with Alex for a full
month after their visit has ended.
Do you do personal
one-on-one education or on-line training?
A: 1. The head trader
and author Alex Waselewski
mentorships every so often. The mentorship is for people
serious about making this a career and lasts for
5 days (9:00am-4:30pm) of intense real time training. Please see this page if you
wish to know
Listening to/observing the live trading room calls and market
commentary in our audio/text chat room is informative and gives insight
in to our thinking, trading strategy and how our trading methods are
We will continue to add videos and articles to the
PureTick web site regarding what methods and strategies we use in our
own trading. There is currently one video available on our
trading methods (see the PureTick "Trading Video" page) and
our methods/strategies will be described in future
articles. Pure Tick has been online for over 3 years and has an
established track record. You will have access to all archive videos
when you are on your trial.
Q: What is a futures
A: An agreement/contract to buy an
underlying security or commodity at a fixed price at a "future"
date. There are a ton of great advantages
to trading futures over stocks including smaller margin
requirements. Note: smaller margin means increased risk. Index
futures (almost like a mutual fund or ETF)
are made up of a group of stocks traded under one symbol. The Dow
E-Mini futures contract (symbol YM) reflects the price action of all
the 30 Dow stocks. This investment approach allows the investor
to take advantage of changes in the index, without actually buying the
individual securities which make up the index. We buy and sell
these contracts intra-day and do not hold over night. Thus, you do not
ever need to concern yourself with the futures contract expiration
date. You trade them just like you would any other normal
stock. Please see this post for
Q: I'd like to open an account to
trade futures. What brokers do you recommend?
A: Most of our users are using one of
these two brokers below. They both offer ALL online applications and
have a minimum $5,000 start up account requirement.
Futures - 800-798-2839
or 312-373-6240 - www.infinitybrokerage.com
Interactive Brokers -
(877) 4IB-BRKR - www.interactivebrokers.com
Q: I'd like to try out trading
futures on a simulator. Where should I go?
Here is a link to demos of the Infinity Simulator
View the videos at the link below, and if you like what you see,
E-mail/call Patrick or Dean and they will get a free real time LIVE
simulator demo to you that does NOT expire.
Q: How do I
member login page?
A: Click here.
you have a live trading room with real-time trading calls?
A: Yes, we have a live audio/visual
trading conference room. AlexLW (Alex
Waselewski) is the head
trader and makes the trading room calls in both audio and text, giving
us as much of a heads up as possible so that members have enough time
to evaluate the calls for themselves and enter their trades. To
see a video of the room, click here.
Exact targets and stops are given ahead of time as well as what our
actual fills are. Please visit our Live Trading page for instructions on how to access
the audio/text chat room.
Q: I'd like to
learn to trade on my own and not rely on an alert service. Does your
trading room teach you to be self sufficient?
A: But of course! Our main goal
is to teach traders to acquire the skills and discipline to trade for
themselves. The bad news is if you have a day job it is almost
impossible to trade on your own. The good news is if you do learn
to trade correctly, THAT would be your job. Perhaps you can
eventually begin by trading one day per week until you see if that kind
of career is for you. Or, as others have tried take some time out of
the current job and give trading a try. We continuously teach as
well as provide trading signals.
are some of the common terms or lingo used in the trading room?
see this post
for that information . ..
Q: What is the charge
for membership to the live trading room alert system?
see the sign up page for the
current membership charge or free trial
at www.puretick.com/start.html . Traders
who wish to try the
service out may check out our full access trial account at a generous
details and a video demo
of one of our live trading room sessions is available here: Live Trading
Room Link .
Q: Do you offer
a free trial period for your
live trading calls?
A: There is a 10-calendar-day
available for first-time
customers. In our opinion,
the TTW (Trades
That Work) system track record
itself. Click here
period so that you can evaluate for yourself if the TTW
system and trading calls are right for you. If
you can not afford 50 cents a day, you should not be attempting to
period is based on actual calendar days, not business days. It begins
when you submit your application.
Click the following link to see a
demonstration of our live trading room in action: Live Trading
do I find your items for sale: Filters, Triggers, Exit Assist etc. I
unable to find out where to purchase these items on your web page
following link to for our trading tools (Triggers, Exit Assist): PureTick
Q: Get P.A.I.D.:
$40.00/HOUR for your trading
knowledge!? If you answered yes, then this is for you!
please visit the
following link to find out more information
on PureTick's: Alumni Trading
Program (click here)
If you're a profitable trader and would like to share innovative
trading ideas with other traders in the room and get PAID for doing so,
then this is a great move for you.
Q: Why do you charge a small fee for
your trial? Why not make it free?
A: We did offer a free trial in the past. A lot of spammers
and disruptive users were coming in the room and providing false
information. A small charge gives us a chance to verify your
billing address and keep the 'riff raff out' if you will.
Charging a few dollars does not make us rich. But you have to give out
correct address and billing info. People who are in to causing
trouble are not willing to do that.
Q: What does your
chart layout look like?
A: Please see this
post on our discussion forums for a sample chart layout.
A: Yes. We're
required to keep an accurate track record, so feel free to take a look. Each
day a summary of the day's
trading performance and activity is posted in the "Intra-Day
Trading & Performance Records/Room Logs" bulletin
board forum in the "Discussions" page of the
PureTick.Com site. Click here for a
sample daily recap and trading room transcript. Our head
trader Alex posts his actual trade executions on a daily
basis to the following web page, where the weekly and
monthly results are constantly updated: Live
Trading Performance. These results are hypothetical based on our
actual trading signals.
Q: What is the subscription fee for
your live trading room and what forms of payment do you accept?
A: Our service is
based on a monthly subscription rate, and there is a 10-day
The 10-day trial is only available to first-time customers.
Payment is accepted by Visa, Mastercard, American Express,
Discovercard, PayPal(TM), Money
Order and Personal Check. Click
here to join online and for current prices.
Q: How do you differ
from the other live trading rooms and services out there?
A: 1. We intend to
provide trading calls that can be entered easily, even by newbies, with
enough of a heads up and detailed specification of stops, desired entry
price and targets before the move is already over. We
intend to focus on quality opposed to quantity of trading calls.
If you are an experienced trader, we think our trading
system and calls can complement your own methods.
2. We have a sincere desire for our
members to succeed in their own trading and be successful from our
3. We have a detailed track record
that is updated and published on a daily basis.
4. A live person is highly
accessible directly from the web site via our Live
Help customer support tool.
Q: Can a user
share their own trading ideas in your live trading room?
A: Yes, we always
exchange of ideas between members.
Q: What is the
"dead zone" and should I leave during this period?
dead time, the doldrums or dead zone refers to the trading time which
occurs between 11:45 A.M. EST and 1:45 P.M. EST Most
at lunch during this time, often leaving the market flat with no
volume. Setups in this time period rarely work out. It's a
to go get yourself a healthy snack or enter your morning trades in to
your journal. We recognize that some of our
clients want to be alerted when all signals fire. If we are in the
trading room and a trade fires we will call it. But those trades will not
be part of our official track record. Please see our dead zone distractions page here
Q: Where can I
find out about position sizing and the types of calls made in the
A: Please see this
informative post on that subject by clicking here
Q: How do
I cancel my chat room
subscription to TTW/PureTick?
A: We want our users to learn and profit from their
subscriptions. You must cancel at least one full day before your next
billing date in order for our system to update properly.
Cancellation requests may NOT be done
call 877-GO LONG1 or 610-590-1811 Click here to for information on
cancellations for your subscription.
Why do you suggest NEWER traders start with the YM contract?
A: Here are a few reasons why
we suggest traders start out by focusing on the Dow E-Mini YM:
Q: Do you day trade or
swing trade stocks?
A: Our Dow emini futures day
trading calls do not directly apply to stocks.
However, if your account is not set up to trade
the emini futures and you want to follow our signals, it is possible to
trade the stock index ticker DIA (Diamonds Trust) in lieu of
the YM (Dow emini futures). Trading 500 shares of the DIA is
about equivalent to trading one futures contract of the YM,
as these two instruments move in tandem. It is of course
better if you follow our signals for the intended instrument
(YM). Occasionally, we might offer swing/range advice on
stocks. Any such advice will not be part of our official track
record, as our day trading calls are primarily focused on the Dow emini
futures. Although we do not make official day trading calls
on stocks, the founders of PureTick.Com have past experience
either day trading, swing trading or investing in stocks and
we are happy to answer any questions. We provide a
discussion forum which is open to the general public and
welcome your opinions on whatever instruments you like to
trade. If you would like to sign up for our free discussion forum
or read the posts, click the following link: Discussion
- The Dow Jones Industrial Average (YM) is
the most widely watched index of large-cap US stocks followed by the
S&P 500 (ES). It is considered to be a bellwether for the US
slippage. If you get a bad fill on the YM it will only cost you
contract. A bad fill on the ES will cost you $12.50 per contract. This
is the equivalent of your broker calling telling you he's charging you
an additional $7.50 per market trade.
- Margin requirements are less on the YM
ES/ER/AB tend to be overly volatile at times. Sudden ramps that pierce
through stops are not uncommon. Newer traders can not handle this
times the ES can be used as a leading indicator to foreshadow
the YM. We take advantage of this in our trigger system to
- Please see this video on how trading the
Dow YM saves you money. Click here to watch
Where can I learn more about the method Alex trades with?
A: Alex will answer any questions you
have about his methods in the live trading room. When Alex
makes his day trading calls, he provides a
detailed explanation of why he is entering or exiting a particular
trade, so that room members can learn about the TTW (Trades That
Work) trading method in addition to benefiting from the calls.
A: There are many very
compelling reasons why most serious traders prefer to trade futures YM
to stocks. Here are a few of those reasons. If you wish to know more
information about a specific point, feel free to e-mail us.
- Commissions are exceptionally reasonable on the dow
- Anyone can day trade without needing
$25,000+ in the account! A lot of our users have modest accounts.
- Taxes are less complicated. You're not required
list every sale on your tax
- Market liquidity Futures are always liquid
enough. Market orders are instant. No strange fills or jumps in price.
- The spreads are never going to be huge like they can
get on stocks, decreasing causing slippage.
- Focusing on one instrument day in and day out is less
complicated and more productive Most everyone who is successful
in the trading business started out by mastering one particular market.
We'd rather be the master of one market then a jack of all trades. Each
individual stock has it's own characteristics of price movement and
it's character can change from day to day, making it either a good or
bad choice to trade at any given time.
- Freedom. You don't need to wake up 3 hours before the
market opens to scan for stocks or opportunities to trade.
- Share size allocation is easier.
- RISK: We've seen stocks that plunged 20 points
due to a random company event. While global economy reports move the
futures from time to time, it's never as unpredictable as a
single stock can be.
- There are always shorts available. There is no up
you need to follow.
- The $5/tick range of the YM e-mini futures contract
makes for lower slippage.
- Bang for the buck. A futures trader making 1 - 3
trades a day and can make as much as multiple stock juggling traders.
- Less stressful. Concentrating on one liquid
market each day will improve your focus and allow you to work on your
setups. Keeping track of 5 - 10 securities can be cumbersome.
- Market direction. You don't have to follow
systems that mirror the indices/ sectors, as eminis ARE the indices.
Stock traders constantly have to follow the cues from the indices to
track their positions. That means you need mulitiple eyes to follow all
investment in hardware and software. I used to own 3 PCs sccompanied by
3 monitors. Now I have 1 PC and 1 monitor. Also, I used to use 4
charting services, now just 1 main, 1 backup and its free!
- Very infrequent surprise gaps to deal with. The
futures markets are
virtually always open. The e-minis trade 23 hours a day with a pause
between 16:15 - 16:45 EDT. When terrorists attacked the
London underground in the early hours of the morning, if you wanted to,
you could get out in minutes and not have waited until the market opens
to dump the stocks along with the panicking crowds.
- There are NO market makers playing games with the
- There are NO routing decisions to make: " ECN? ARCA?
REDBOOK????? Oh man, could have gotten a better fill with ARCA! " .
For another article on this subject see this post.
Q: Who are
the "founders" of PureTick.Com?
A: Puretick.com was founded by two
successful day traders, Alex
Waselewski, and Geoffrey
Lay. Please see the
page for more
information. The PureTick system continues to
produce a highly successful and accurate
record to this date.
Q: How do I gain access to your live
A: Visit our Live Trading page for