What We Are About
Hello, My name is Bill Mitzlaff, I am the head mentor and a 12 year veteran of the market place.
I opened my first trading account in 2007 on the Thinkorswim platform. I traded options for three years. The funny thing is I was making better than a 50% return ( albeit very small, 1 lot Iron Condor). Because I was successful in options I thought for sure I would do better in futures. Honestly, it seemed easy at the time because the option spread was working so well.
This was the beginning of my long spiral downward towards the depths of brokenness.
2012: I traded paper until I earned a contract with Topstep Trader in late 2013. Remember, I am at home every day throughout all this training, paying bills with my savings (first huge mistake).
I traded for 13 months on Mr Patak's payroll. My annual trade report was a whopping 0.33% ($50K account $167.00 check in the mail). I was up then I was down but I could never make those gains stick. I always seemed to give back my earnings by going on a viscous losing streak.
Once I ran out of money, I closed the Patak account, licked my wounds and went back to work laying brick.
After a month of wondering around like a zombie, I fired up my demo account again and removed my stops...and a funny thing began to happen.
I started showing a consistent profit. Month over month I started seeing trades closing in the green.
No more stop outs...could this really be happening?
Well...three years later and you can see from my performance page that this trading style is very real and ultra sustainable.
If you have not produced an "Annual Trade Performance Report" than I implore you to try this, at least while you are going down in the futures markets. In six months from now you will wish you had this data to look at.
Fortunately for you, I will have this data to look at. Just come back here to my site and you will see the rest of 2019 trading just like 2018, 2017 & 2016.
It is my hope that my story has inspired you to be smart, let go of the fast money idea, it is not a sustainable truth. All you need is a 50% return annually, to compound over the next 5-10 years and you have put yourself in an elite category with some of the best traders in the world.