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Conrad Alvin Lim

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The game of speculation is the most uniformly fascinating game in the world. But it is not a game for the stupid, the mentally lazy, the person of inferior emotional balance, or the get-rich-quick adventurer. They will die poor.

- Jesse Livermore -

Dear Friend, as you read every word of this article, keep in mind the wise words of Jesse Livermore, one of the greatest traders the world has ever seen.

Let's not fool ourselves, 95% of traders out there are losers in this market - they have been sold the dream of 'Get Rich Quick', 'Financial Freedom'

This is why there are so many workshops out there. They play to the age-old human desire of many people to 'get rich quick', and they play to the fear of not having enough...

Sadly, most traders being sold the dream are blissfully ignorant of the fact that if trading is done wrongly, then trading is NOT a means to Financial Freedom. Selling the dream is why the financial seminar industry has such a terrible reputation ...

And chances are, you are reading this article because you fall into these 3 broad groups of people:-

And chances are, you have seen countless online advertisements selling you the dream and promising that you will be profitable only if you will sign up for their programme and follow their system. And you may wonder if attending such workshops are really beneficial.

Nonetheless, regardless of what your goals are, take comfort knowing that veteran trader, teacher and best selling author Conrad Alvin Lim has been through the same struggles and journey that people like you face. 

As you read on, Conrad is going to share with you 4 Brutal Truths that you need to know before you start trading, and how he has helped more than 3,500 professionals become profitable, more confident, and well-rounded traders, and how he can help you too.

  • You have heard about trading as a means of making a second income, and you may already be paper-trading or learning from books and the internet. You are now exploring different workshops to learn more

  • You have been sold the dream and attended unreliable hyped-up trading workshops and badly burnt your fingers, and you are now finding a way to earn back what you have lost.

  • You have been trading for some time, while you are not losing, you are struggling to be profitable, and you wonder if there is a better way of trading.

So Who Is Conrad Alvin Lim?

Conrad is an all-rounded professional online trader and the creator of the Pattern Trader Tutorial (2005). He started mentoring since 2007 and has since groomed more than 500 successful proprietary traders, bunker traders, brokerage owners, institutional professionals, dealers and fund managers. His Pattern Trader Community which currently has more than 3,500 members is still growing.

He has been a regular speaker at ShareInvestor’s INVEST Fair, the ATIC, Investor’s Exchange, and has been a repeat guest speaker / trainer at Malaysia's Bursa (Exchange), Singapore NTU's Alumni, Singapore Institute of Management, Macquarie Capital Securities, CMC Markets, CIMB, UOB Kay Kian, NTUC, Wealth Expo and more. He has appeared on Channel NewsAsia’s ‘Cents & Sensibilities’ and ‘Primetime Morning’, and famously called the bottom of the Sub-Prime Crisis on 'live' TV less than 30-days before the US markets bounced.

He is an expert in Macroeconomics, Sector Rotation, Defensive Analysis and short-term trading techniques like Swing Trading, Day Trading and Scalping. He specialises in a defensive and psychological approach to trading, based on his unique and simplified blend of macroeconomics and financial management that consistently produces profits and controlled losses.

Both a best-selling author and a regular contributor to financial-related magazines and newspapers, he has written the Secret Psychology of Millionaire Traders (2009) and the Winning Psychology of Defensive Traders (2014), and also written articles for INVEST Magazine (ShareInvestor) and Business Times. He was also the creator of the Candlestick & Breakout Patterns Quick Reference Cards.

Let's Make This Clear From the Start. 

Trading Is NOT For The Get-Rich-Quick Adventurer..

The Following Are Brutal Truths Every Online Trader Should Know to Survive Today's Volatile Markets.

1. You Will Lose Money

Since I started teaching about twelve years ago, 

I have come to realize that there are many people out there who have no idea or the wrong idea about online trading as a source of income or even as an alternative job. 

Where did these people get the concept that trading is going to make them rich? 

What gave them the idea that it is as easy as reading a book, attending a workshop or learning off the internet? 

Why do they believe that they are the lucky ones who will become the next Steve Cohen, George Soros, or John Paulson? 

And what is it about trading that draws these disillusioned people into getting slaughtered like flies to a flame?

The answer can be found everywhere. It is called the Media. It is in advertising, in books, on the Internet in every website, and sold at every workshop inclusive of software. 

It is a sales pitch and you are not going to sell anything if you do not hype it up

I should know. I am in the business of trading and selling 

And I have always been at odds with selling the dream. 

This has been the case since the day I started selling a class. It was tough in the beginning. No one wanted to sign up for the class because I was too brutally honest. 

And the first truth I ever sold is this:-

"You Will Lose Money"

(Now, is there anything about that statement that you cannot believe?) Unless you banish any and all ideas of easy and quick money, you are likely to lose everything before you will wake up and discover, accept and learn from this first truth of the market.

2. Why Trust Lagging Indicators?

Technical Indicators are the first thing new traders come across. 

Imagine you're at home looking at your charts for a buy or sell signal from your indicators.

Did it occur to you to ask,

"What moves those indicators?"

That's right, it's the price. That's why these indicators are called "lagging indicators" and that's why you are always going to be too slow if you follow them blindly.

The next question would be,

"What moves prices?"

If you didn't already know, it's Supply & Demand. That's Economics 101. Now, do you know what determines Supply & Demand? If you didn't, it's time to attend Conrad's free session!

When you press the Buy button, did it occur to you to ask,

"Who sold to you? If they are looking at the same charts as you are, why are they selling to you?"

Thats right, it's the professional. Against these professionals who trained for years in Harvard and Princeton, under the guidance of the best mentors, who do you think stands the best chance of surviving?

One more problem with technical indicators is that they tend to give confusing signals. Some say "Buy", some say "Sell" at the same time. This is hardly an ideal situation.

Trading is much like driving, if you follow the rules, you will be safe. Technical indicators are like broken traffic lights.

Attend this introductory session to learn more about the "traffic lights" we use to analyze the markets.

I have attended many TA (Technical Analysis) Courses but never knew why the market gyrates so badly. I was always at the wrong side of the market. Needless to say, I lost money and always had sleepless nights when the Dow Jones tanked!

Now, I'm so glad that I signed up for PTT as it’s the most comprehensive tutorial I have ever known and I have never regretted it. It’s money well spent and it’s worth every single cent.

At least now, I know why market gyrates, the impact of the Fed Fund Rate, what are seasonal cycles and critical market entry timings etc. I have since attended the PTT Commodities & Futures class and the PTT Options class. Now, I am an active trader.

I strongly recommended PTT as the key fundamental course to attend if you want to learn how to trade as it will provide you the key knowledge to begin with.



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3. Your Psychology Affects Your Pocket More Than You Think!

The following is how most traders get their first introduction to the markets. They see an ad on Facebook for a free trading workshop.

Then, they attend the workshop and there the guru hypes up the business of trading.

These novice traders are told that trading can be a Plan B for financial freedom. They are told of all the wonderful things they can do with all that money and free time when they finally fire their bosses.

Sadly, most new traders enter the market with wrong expectations and the wrong attitude. Their psychology is wrong and have not been trained to handle the wild market gyrations. 

Eventually they get burnt and they quit and vow to never step into the markets again. Because the education that they have received is incomplete to begin with. These traders have NO IDEA of what the markets are really like, the dangers, and what to expect.

When you attend Conrad's free introductory workshop, you will learn the Sakata Method - a 400 year old Japanese psychological management technique that is conservative and defensive. This allows you more choices to defend your capital and your Psychology, compared to the aggressive Western approach of "do-or-die".

There will be NONE of the hype and NONE of the hard-selling that normally goes on in those other 'free' workshops'.

"Anyone can learn Technical & Fundamental Analysis, but the psychology behind each trade is far more important".

Irene Soh


September 2014.

Just watch the news and you will find nothing more conflicting than the financial news headlines.

Today, the papers report "Singapore Economists unfazed as US Recession fears grow"

Tomorrow, the news report "Recession in US, Europe, could shake Asia and Singapore.

Novice traders often ask us whether we should trade based on news. Some gurus say that you should ignore the news. Other gurus claim you should pay attention to news. Who's right?

If you are a long term investor with holding power, you could ignore the news if you have a stock with good fundamentals. But what if like most people, you don't?

Most people miss the point when it comes to news. It's not about trading on news. 

It's about info-gathering, applying critical thinking to get a complete picture and bird's eye view of the market and economic seasons and money-flow cycles, so that we can identify and eliminate as many levels of risk as possible. This is how we make good trading decisions.

So no, we do not take the news at face value and trade blindly on that - that is also known as 'headline risk'.

Rather, we apply our critical thinking skills to separate fact from fiction and discern the truth from the hype, this is what separate the professional traders from the novice traders.

The question is, do you want to be the professional Trader who turns information into cash, or the novice that is confused and thrown about by every passing fad sold by the gurus?

4. Critical Thinking - Essential for Gaining Clarity through Market Noise

Conrad has a natural talent in cutting through all the noise and only focuses on what’s truly important in the financial markets. The lessons and wisdom even works in everyday life. 

Ramone Kok

Proprietary Day Trader

Penang, Malaysia


Imagine that right now we have Star Trek technology to beam you out of your home right into the trading chair of the New York Stock Exchange, sitting beside 2 of the most experienced traders in the ENTIRE world. 

The opening bell goes "DING! DING! DING!" 

And you have six and a half hours to do whatever you want. How would you trade? What would you say to your colleagues? 

Would you dare say to these top traders ...

"Eh bro, bro, which indicator are you using?"

"Bro, where are my charts? Any tips?"

You soon realise that the professionals trade very differently from retail traders.

Yet most people have these common misconceptions about trading:-

  • Good Stock Selection means calculating PE ratios and intrinsic value
  • Following Technical Indicators & Studying Charts (aka Historical Price Action)
  • Buy / Sell Signals
  • Buy Low, Sell High
  • Insider Secrets and "Secret Formulas"
  • Make consistent profits by cutting your losses early, and letting your profits run (does this run against the conventional wisdom you were taught? Register now to learn more!)

That's Why Most Professionals Swear By "Global Macro-Trading"

Here's the Challenge:- Listen to CNBC or Bloomberg news broadcasts, how often do you hear the professionals talk about moving average crossovers or technicals?

Yet years of exposure to advertising media and "trading gurus" have somehow led us into believing that trading was about staring at charts all day and observing indicators for buy/sell signals.

How do professional traders trade then?

Professional traders trade on the basis of Macro-Economics (aka Global Macro-Trading)

By anticipating big moves in the economy and analysing the long-term macro-economic forces such as central bank interest rates, employment trends, inflation, manufacturing output etc, and coupled with sound money management principles, macro-traders are able to minimise their financial risks and defend their capital, all while turning risks into opportunity.

Global-Macro Traders like George Soros and John Paulson approach trading as both an Art and Science. The financial markets are too dynamic for absolutes - therefore Global-Macro Traders are extremely adaptable - the reason for their sustainable success.

When you attend this 3-hour session, you will learn how Global-Macro Traders think and approach the markets - so reserve your seat now!

Conrad's Pattern Trader™ Tutorial (PTT) is the most comprehensive and the best-value-for-money course out of all the trading courses I have taken. For an affordable course fee, I learnt everything from macroeconomics to technicals in stock trading. Options, Futures, Forex and Bonds trading were also introduced in the tutorial. 

Desmond Loy


August 2017

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  • Conrad's 12-year journey and experience in the business of trading.
  • Brutal Industry Truths and skill-sets you should know in order to succeed as a trader - be it part-time or full-time.
  • Why the Trader has the advantage over the Investor - and the real difference between the two (nope, it's not the timeframe)
  • Learn where 90% of your RISK comes from (No, you cannot find it on your charts or technical indicators)
  • How you can profit in any market direction - be it bullish, bearish, or sideways
  • How to discover the instrument that best suits your lifestyle, needs, and risk appetite.
  • How to identify risks (and minimise your risk factors) while converting information into cash and trading opportunities (by learning the "Five Whys" that move the market)
  • How you can anticipate the future of the economy - and Conrad's prophecies for 2018.
  • Why Singapore is still an "immature market" in the online trading space in spite of our economic progress.
  • Two keys every global macro trader should look out for when seeking opportunities
  • How to use a 400-year old Japanese psychological tactic to defend your hard-earned capital through highly reliable, low risk trades
  • How to take control of your trading psychology and mindset and stay on top of market volatility and manipulation
  • Conrad's Economic Prophecies – where the economy is headed for in 2018 and how it will affect YOU and your money
  • BONUS! Learn a simple long-term investing strategy FREE when you attend this FREE session
  • BONUS! Learn one simple leading indicator you can watch to anticipate market reversals 6 months to 1 year in advance when you attend this FREE session

Hear How Our Students Have Benefited From The Pattern Trader™ Tutorial ...

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Conrad's Pattern Trader™ Tutorial (PTT) is the most comprehensive and the best-value-for-money course out of all the trading courses I have taken. For an affordable course fee, I learnt everything from macroeconomics to technicals in stock trading. Options, Futures, Forex and Bonds trading were also introduced in the tutorial. 

PTT emphasises on formulating a trade using a top down approach. First, using a series of macroeconomical, seasonal, fundamental and technical analysis, trades were identified. Thereafter, safe and conservative entries and exit strategies were employed to keep the trades healthy. In addition, Conrad also introduced a lot of tips, tricks and strategies to trade well and trade safe.

There are also lots of practice and guidance to help students gain confidence and experience in their trading. I would say that Conrad's guidance and the PTT community's post-tutorial support are priceless. One month after the course, these guidance and support has enabled me to earn some good gains (which I am proud to say). These guidance and support would definitely make me grow and gain experience as a trader in the years to come. 

I would say that Conrad's PTT is the most informative course that I have ever taken. I definitely got my money's worth and I would certainly recommend it to anyone who is like-minded in trading.

Desmond Loy
August 2017

Conrad teaches economics and finance in a very easy to understand and interesting fashion. Not only do his tips apply to trading, it is applicable to our everyday lives as well. He provides a holistic approach and leave no stone unturned. This is my 2nd time attending the Tutorial and discovered that what he teaches is always current and relevant. He shares personal stories, real life experiences and even setbacks

I am very thankful that I took up his Tutorial to introduce myself to the world of finance to be able to protect myself against the risks (by taking calculated risk) against the various financial instruments. 

My financial management has improved after putting what I learnt into practice and this had led to an improved family life, whereby I have started growing my children’s savings into their future study funds

Thank you, Conrad! Your teachings have impacted me and my husband’s lives for the better.

Natasha Bounaparte


2015 & 2017

Being totally green and financially illiterate, Conrad really helped me understand the basics of finance and economics, financial psychology and how to respect the market. If anything at all, I really learn to respect the market and do my due diligence before making any trades which is very important for anyone new to this. 

What drew me to put my faith in Conrad is his down-to-earth and genuine personality and attitude towards his students and lessons. His during-and-after support is also really fantastic and prompt. I could not have gotten a better coach than him. 

Desmond Aw


August 2017 

As a proprietary day trader, I have never attended any other program as powerful and as informative as the Pattern Trader™ Tutorial. Conrad’s teaching is extremely practical and hands-on. Even as a prop trader, I have tremendously benefitted from knowing what’s real and what’s not. 

Conrad has a natural talent in cutting through all the noise and only focuses on what’s truly important in the financial markets. The lessons and wisdom even works in everyday life. 

I know of no other program that allows its students to develop and grow into trading styles that they are comfortable with. Initially coming from a non-financial background, I have learnt to be independent and flexible in my thinking and have become more financially literate. 

I wholeheartedly recommend the Pattern Trader™ Tutorial to those who want to make a real difference in their financial future.

Ramone Kok 

Penang, Malaysia


The Pattern Trader Tutorial™ has benefited working professionals like Desmond Loy

Read on to see what he has to say.

Mothers with children like Natasha have also benefited from the Pattern Trader™

Read on to see what she has to say.

Proprietary traders like Ramone endorse the Pattern Trader™

Read on to see what he has to say.

We have so many more testimonials, unfortunately we are unable to fit all of them into one single page

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