What our Students are Saying:


"You have and continue to provide, in my opinion, some of the most insightful thinking I have encountered in learning to trade.  I particularly like the philosophy you have several times laid out, teaching people to trade for themselves, rather than giving them a recommendation for a stock pick." - Bill


"CJ - your example over the last 7 months has helped me evolve and improve. Learning to discipline myself to Defined Entry. Defined Stop. Defined Target. Execute.  Will tackle the small trades and execution and learn my way up. 1 at a time." - F M   


"First of all, thank you again for a life changing two days of mentoring. I say life changing because through my own experience, I have been a mentor or Sponsor to many men in Alcoholics Anonymous over the last 25 years. Your approach is professional and personal - a very nice touch. My experience in AA has helped me to become patient, open minded and honest with myself. I now know these acquired traits will help me be a better trader."  - Steve


"CJ, I can't thank you enough for the things you have taught me. The last few months it has really come together.  My fishing has improved so much I should never go hungry again." -  Doug


CJ -  Ok I just had to pass this on ... You have been a major influence for many traders on Tc for a very long time – including me. Your influence is visible in the code words spoken everyday in chat. Whack, Mongo, A-team, Doughnuts, Gridiculous, and my favorite “listen to the charts”.

You have been the best trader / mentor I’ve ever known.

Thank you for all you have done for me and all of us on TC Net.


I’m proud to know you – and to call you my friend. If there is anything I can ever do for you please do not hesitate to ask.  M.C.


Carl Thanks... I am sending this note to say I will put in plenty of practice before funding and using any new futures platform. Your advice is excellent and always appreciated!
I also continue to work on my decisions re: trading plan elements and the need to consistently pull profits out of these markets... I love the challenge and it is a big one. As always while preparing and practicing, your comments on hotcomm and TCNet are much appreciated. Thanks again. -


Hi CJ,  I just want to let you know that I have learned a lot from you and I think it does not matter that your comments refer to DJ mostly, since that can be translated to anything else. I appreciate that you always stick to the technicals, and that you never get involved in political talk or other distracting talk. I put all those people who get into those rants, or have obvious issues with their own minds, on ignore. I hope that you don't get discouraged when someone gets on your case without any good reason and hold back on your technical comments. You are a very important part of this club and represent the actual spirit of focused technical trading which is what we are all trying to learn and implement.  I especially appreciate when you keep repeating that we should just follow what the charts tells us instead of making up all kinds of theories which might materialize or not.

Thanks, and I hope you will keep helping us. I am sure most of us really appreciate it. - Shama



" CJ. Your presentation last night at the ...  ... Group meeting was superb, well organized and extremely valuable to newbies as well as advanced traders. I am only sorry that we ran out of time for Q&A's. Just the same, I would like to thank you for a great technical presentation on snapbacks, stochastics and options.! - S.J.


"CJ, you have many wise lessons ... after a while this does become more mechanical. Thank you for all you have taught me/us. I really appreciate it.  I would not be where I am today without it and I hope you do not get tired of hearing from me. Thanks! Your constant and persistent willingness to comment has helped me be aware of the biggest potential landmine there is... "ME".  Reading Douglas now. Not sure what took me so long to get to it. No trader should ever pull one contract without reading it, probably many times."   - Frank


"My trading has dramatically improved since we did the mentoring. The Mark Douglas and Van Tharp books made a huge difference. Fewer trades and am profitable every week of 2009."   - John


I was in the swimming pool (TOS) tonight and caught the last of your discussion with xxx xxxxx and TC where you mentioned "Evolution of a Trader".  The follow up discussion seemed to indicate that it was very worthwhile to read as a new trader.  I would very much appreciate if you would be so kind to send me a copy as well.
I have very much appreciated the "giving support" of seasoned traders like yourself in the short time that I have been following along in the TOS chat rooms.
Thank you very much!  - 


CJ, I can’t thank you enough for the things you have taught me. The last few months it has really come together. My fishing has improved so much I should never go hungry again. - wdc


 CJ - You've provided a sound road map based on wisdom.  I appreciate your assistance very much.  Best wishes  - Lisa


“Hey CJ, I’d like to thank you for a great seminar. I now have a new way of looking at options thanks to you and your experiences.  …that last hour helps put everything together.” – Powergirl