About Trading Schools.Org

Trading Schools.Org Is A Blog About Trading Products

Trading Schools.Org was founded in 2013 as a review website that provides unbiased and honest reviews about all sorts of investment products. We write about trading educators, newsletter providers, trading software, live trading rooms, brokers, etc.

We dig up the dirt and relentlessly search for the truth.

We have nothing to sell. The entire site runs on income from Google Adsense advertising. We won’t write fake reviews about fraudulent products hoping to make a quick affiliate commission.

We will also give you the inside scoop on the best and brightest trading products available.

About Our Reviews

We are not here to hurt anyone. If we write a negative review, this is because we genuinely feel that the product is poor. And we will gladly rewrite any negative review if the vendor makes positive and reasonable changes that bring value to the consumer.

The trading software and education ecosystem are constantly changing. What was an excellent product last year, and we had written a positive review might now be a poor product. We will fearlessly tear apart and report any poor-performing investment products. What might have been an excellent product in 2010 might now be a substandard investment product or service. 

No Fake Reviews

No Fake ReviewsOne of the major problems with trading product websites is fake testimonials and fake reviews that are posted on 3rd party sites like TrustPilot.

Read here how review websites scam consumers.

We have some bad news.

The bad news is that 95% of the investment products on the internet are overhyped “snake oil” meant to hustle you out of your hard-earned money.

If you believe that the regulators from the FTC, CFTC, NFA, or SEC care about you and are there to instantly help — then you are sorely mistaken.

The sad and simple truth is that the regulators simply do not have the time or resources to follow every scam on the internet.

We have some good news.

The good news is that there actually are some very good products and services available to the retail investor.

But they are hard to find. How hard?

TradingSchools.Org typically writes one or two positive reviews each year.

You don’t have to be a loser at trading.

Unfortunately, we all start out investing as losers. Nobody starts out winning. We all start as losers, and we typically get worse. Then we start looking for help. We become desperate and want to believe. And then most become trapped in a never-ending cycle of marketing nonsense from an entire industry that specializes in selling us fantasies about trading glory.

The problem is that the cycle repeats until the aspiring investor is fleeced out of all of his available trading money. He purchases a flawed system, or indicator package, or educational package, or trading room, or trading mentor, or whatever the newest zany crazy thing promoters dream up. In the end, the aspiring trader is left with nothing but a busted trading account and an education in alchemy.

But this does not have to be your journey. Yes, you can make money at trading and investing. And once you learn how, you will be amazed at how fast and how easy you can earn a steady income. But it takes time.

Thanks for reading.

-Emmett Moore


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2 months ago

where do we comment when we believe we have found a good trading program

John (@guest_6080206)
3 months ago

I recently purchased AlgoRder (algorider.com), this site is sponsored by Mark Deaton, could you tell me if he is a scammer and I lost my money. He explains and shows videos on how you could make money by following algos in the stock market. His course sounds reasonable, but just today I read an article that he was a scammer in the past.
Get The Algo Rider Method – Algo Rider

Last edited 3 months ago by John
dtchurn (@guest_6080320)
3 months ago
Reply to  John

Oh shiz, this is Deaton’s latest scam? Sneaky. He was called out and last we heard here he was promo’ing some campy “black ops” flashlight thingy. I’d seen Deaton’s numerous (scam sites that he ditched and abandoned) over the past decade. If you hadn’t seen already, Emmett’s 2019 review of Deaton (https://www.tradingschools.org/?s=deaton) and also read the comments. What a jacked-up clown.

John (@guest_6078767)
3 months ago

I started receiving emails from Paul McMann who is the “Chief Operating Director” of http://www.forexsmarttrade.com His claims of daily profits were really impressive. What really caught my attention is that he is so sure of his methods that he will fund your trading account, and only wants a dollar for the first month of his services. Wow! Sounds great huh? I Googled for him and found little more than his series of youtube videos in which he says he started trading about two years ago. That’s really quite an amazing leap to go from nowhere to being a guru who will mentor and fund others.
So I replied to his emails. This is what I sent….
Sep 30 2021
Hi Paul,

There are a lot of unscrupulous scammers in the education industry.
So first let’s get past the most obvious issues involving legitimacy.
Then we can discuss membership subscriptions. etc

Can you provide any proof that you actually trade a live account?
How about a sanitized screen shot of a brokerage statement?
An equity curve?

How many students have you funded, and can you provide similar account proof, not testimonials. What percent of your students actually get funded?

All the best,

Oct 4 2021
That’s great Paul! Nice profits!

So please show me the proof that these trades were actually made on a live account. How about a screenshot of these trades exact from a live brokerage account? A brokerage statement? An equity curve? Come on dude. Just the basics. If you aren’t trading with real money then why should should anyone pay you with real money? Do you accept payment in monopoly money?


Oct 5 2021
These are some pretty amazing claims Paul!

Too bad you don’t back them up with the slightest bit of proof.
I assume that you don’t back them up with proof because you CAN’T back them up with any proof. Certainly by now you have read my previous emails requesting ANY evidence whatsoever that you are actually trading a live account. Yet you continue to send me worthless spam instead of the courtesy of a reply containing a bit of honesty. You sir appear to be a scammer, a fraud, and con artist. Please consider to make an honest living for a change, Paul. Kindly remember, God is watching you and has a really long memory. It’s not too late for you to turn from your charlatan ways and finally come clean. Your santa claus body looks as if your wretchedness has caught up with you, and soon you will get a visit from the grim reaper. Hopefully before then you will make amends to your deceptive, wicked, machinations to cheat people.

All the best,

Amazingly, the emails I was receiving from Paul McMann have ceased, without ever a reply. I believe he is a con man who boasts many claims that are simply untrue. But in case you would like to take advantage of his truly amazing offers, here is his contact info…

Paul McMann
Chief Operating Director
Forex Smart Trade, LLC
1201 Main Street, Suite 1980
Columbia, SC 29201
Mobile: (781) 839-0896
WhatsApp: +1-781-436-2414
UK: +44 772 360 1004
Australia: +61 4800 30075

Harold (@guest_6075366)
4 months ago

Can you do a review on Madaz Money site and the True Trading Group site? I’m thinking about joining but am very hesitant

Kind Regards,

Sam (@guest_6076474)
3 months ago
Reply to  Emmett Moore

I would be interested in Madaz. He shows his monthly statements and refreshes the page off of Centerpoint system to show proof of profits. He plays a more aggressive scalping approach and trades mostly low float stocks which are really stressful.

KenM (@guest_5061675)
10 months ago

LeeLooTrading.com has people on Fiverr pretending to buy trading strategies for their “upcoming day trading combine.” simply to try to get someone to sign up for LeeLoos scam service. I guess TopStep Trading has some competition

Sam (@guest_5061558)
10 months ago

Can Sombody please tell me how Myfxbook stats could possibly be manipulated. I will go straight to an example. G7FX has a myfxbook verified entry from ICMarkets showing a performance of a live account. Here is the monthly ROC copy pasted straight out of their site :-

Name Gain Drawdown Pips Type
G7FX 36.50% 3.83% 619.1 Real
G7FX 60.17% 6.49% 942.3 Real
G7FX 56.85% 7.94% 1290.9 Real
G7FX 50.44% 2.89% 1375.9 Real
G7FX 116.82% 4.81% 3272 Real
G7FX 77.14% 2.26% 1673.6 Real
G7FX 38.39% 0.47% 532.2 Real
G7FX 140.57% 11.97% 2328.1 Real
G7FX 81.19% 21.56% 1112.4 Real
G7FX 56.99% 9.42% 919.1 Real
G7FX 51.10% 2.63% 798.8

each line is a monthly gain for the past few months.

I have gone thru the trade listing for a couple of the months and have not seen anything out of the ordinary. You may say that he is running two books and only showing the profitable one for each month but how do you get each even one of the books to be hugely positive? If it’s random luck then each book should be close to 0% gain/loss?

appreciate everyone’s thoughts

here is link to the myfxbook entry and I don’t think this guy has been reviewed by Emmett?


dtchurn (@guest_5061679)
10 months ago
Reply to  Sam

Hope you’re not a shill for myfxbook, so why are you posting about it here. Myfxbook is old, has been a contentious discussion among the mt4-fx “community” for longer than a decade. Plenty of forums and discussions past have posted countless posts and threads about how it can be gamed and faked. Just a couple of recent links: (https://stories.thirdbrain.ch/myfxbook-can-be-cheated), ( https://www.forexbrokerz.com/news/ten-signs-fake-myfxbook ), (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-UWX5PgVRM) . I only dabbled in forex several years ago, and had since long moved to trading futures. But heck, even back then I’d heard all the complaints about fakery on myfxbook, zulutrade, and discussion on donnaforex and FPA which had reviews of up to maybe a thousand defunct EA’s. The fakery associated with mt4 and signal services/EA’s is like the primordial demo-fakery pre-html5/early-internet web model of the early snakeoil industry, or at least the prior decades generation of retail trading.

Last edited 10 months ago by dtchurn
NasarRev (@guest_5061680)
10 months ago
Reply to  Sam
william (@guest_5061498)
10 months ago

is there some place that shows the top reviews in each category or reviews by star rating instead of endlessly scrolling thru all the pages? Thanks

dtchurn (@guest_5061521)
10 months ago
Reply to  william

Emmett used to have the list on the side also of “best trading sites reviewed” where it was mostly the “breakeveners” traducators who could show somewhat acceptable proof to tradingschools, and they showed proof that they weren’t outrageously making profits, but at least not losing big or rather doing well enough, “breaking even” on trade results, net. But they are also controversial in the reactions of the review comments and Emmett reported a small or tiny affiliate deal with tradingschools with said sites, but at least it was reported compared to other compromised review sites and forums. Two of the sites are “FollowMe Trades” by Dean Jenkins. Another is “Best Stock Trades” by David Jaffee. (although I don’t agree with ts’ assessment of Jaffee from my own experience with options , he is just gambling big until it blows up big for the clients; there are far better ways to manage risk even with daytrading futures). You can type those names in the tradingschools’ search, and their review pages will show up.

Last edited 10 months ago by dtchurn
Jim Getten
Jim Getten (@guest_5061443)
11 months ago

I have been studying trading since I retired in 2017. The truth is you MUST trade with money you can afford to lose. That’s not to say that you will lose. If you take the time to analyze areas of the economy that interests you or that you actually know about and look down the road as far as you can, you can make very wise trades that earn you regular returns and will build your wealth. The best place to learn about everything at an affordable price is investopedia.com. Their training courses are affordable and well presented.

The second place to put a small amount of money each month is in the Seeking Alpha app. The writers that contribute have great insight in the various areas that they are knowledgeable about. a lot of my investment ideas come from the comments section. Many other people are using various strategies and share their ideas and results with you. Trading is not the same as investing. If you are serious about trying to build long-term wealth or provide yourself with steady income it can be done by investing in the proper types of stocks and bonds. Just remember that no matter how old you are history doesn’t repeat itself but it does rhyme. If you go back as far as you can with good information you will see trends that continuously repeat decade after decade.

Yasa (@guest_5061359)
11 months ago

can you make a list of good trading system that you have reviewed. it is difficult to navigate on your blog. please guide me, thank you.

Rufusa (@guest_5061306)
11 months ago

I know this is a site for trading education reviews. But I have to ask, what is your opinion of Reddit’s WSB driving up the price of GME, causing institutional shorts to puke?

Rufusa (@guest_5061308)
11 months ago
Reply to  Emmett Moore

I couldn’t agree more. I love it as well.

Curtis Pipeline
Curtis Pipeline (@guest_5061518)
10 months ago
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Han (@guest_5061304)
11 months ago

Thanks you saved me 3K! I was about to step in at Tradenet. Tnx again.

Don (@guest_5061259)
1 year ago

I’m confused with this “mirror” site https://tradingschools.club which is designed the same and cites the author with conflicting information. I simply don’t know who to believe so I’ve chosen to believe neither. I’m a newbie and stocks and frankly, the most important thing I’ve learned is no industry had more liars, scammers and downright scum than the stock market. It appears Wall Street moved to Main Street all over the world. It’s really depressive unable to find anyone decent in this industry outside of the newbies such as myself who just want to learn the trade. I’m done with trading and will start my own little business instead. I suggest the majority of you reading this do the same.

Don (@guest_5061281)
1 year ago
Reply to  Emmett Moore

Thanks Emmett for the clarification. The .club site confused me. But now I understand it’s just an infringer. Probably somebody you exposed in the business. Which frankly, I applaud you for doing so.

Having that said, I agree it’s not really worth suing those asses for defamation or infringement. I’ve been down that road a couple times and trust me, the lawyers are the only winners in the matter…often big winner$. I’ve learned the hard way these attorneys work for the court first and their client second. They are officers of the court and they all collude with each other to drag on the case. This has been my experience in a federal court. They are all in it together including the judge to soak both the plaintiff and the defendant. Even if you win your case you’ll still need to collect which is often more costly than the case itself. During litigation the debtor will have already made arrangements to protect his assets and bank account.

Anyway, I appreciate your site. I’ve learned a lot, and un-learned the BS I thought to be true from investor “gurus” on youtube from the day trader scammers to options, penny stocks, Bitcoin, etc. Your website saved me in a big way.

Speaking of crypto, maybe you can cover some of the traders as well. The pump and dump scams are too obvious and it’s a growing problem in crypto. In fact, Cameron Fous appears to have left the stock market to focus (no pun) intended) on day trading in crypto. I bet he’s raking it in.

Jim Getten
Jim Getten (@guest_5061444)
11 months ago
Reply to  Emmett Moore

It’s not easy to find people on the internet today that do any good for free. It’s just human nature isn’t it?

Last edited 11 months ago by Jim Getten
Marius Coroiu
Marius Coroiu (@guest_5057313)
1 year ago

Hello, where can I find a top of the best trading courses?

Merl (@guest_5061336)
11 months ago
Reply to  Emmett Moore

Omg, this is probably the most useful comment I found in the whole internet since years for “how to learn trading, where to start etc.” Thank you so much! 🙏🏼

dtchurn (@guest_5061348)
11 months ago
Reply to  Merl

Agree, this is one of the best summary comments by Emmett on learning to trade. I will just add that it’s still possible to daytrade , not just swing or position , but risk and size management is paramount and must be practiced daily. This site helped my trading improve indirectly by confirming for me that they are all shamshows and scams and my long held suspicions of their shamshow tricks over the years was confirmed. My last duping was by Ross Scameron, where I saw in the chatroom someone blurted out about Emmett and tradingschools and Ross replied he was “just a felon”. So I finally discovered tradingschools, (back when Ross still had that stupid pic of skydivers holding hands, and words saying he was an “architect” and eventually had it removed from archive.org by paying them off, like they did with bribing ripoffreport too.) and realized I had to test and make my own trading by myself and no shamshow guru was going to help, only sell their regurgitated crap and most all of them don’t even trade live or pretend to in their shamshow rooms among shills and hired actors like “Crystal” who are always “learning” year by scammy ad year.

Last edited 11 months ago by dtchurn
Ed Alcantara
Ed Alcantara (@guest_5057255)
1 year ago

Which ones are the best out there? How can I find them easily on your site?

Jess (@guest_5057070)
1 year ago

Just an FYI. Maybe Clay will prove to his followers he practices what he teaches? I hope so. 🙂

Jess (@guest_5057071)
1 year ago
Reply to  Jess

Hm… don’t think my image attachment worked.

Al (@guest_5057007)
1 year ago

Why are all the comments blocked out ? Aren’t these supposed to be public comments?

Al B
Al B (@guest_5057011)
1 year ago
Reply to  Emmett Moore

I am using desktop/laptop PCs , with Chrome and Firefox, and I cannot see any comments below your reviews. Am I the only one?

Kristi (@guest_5056994)
1 year ago


I’m confused what happened to the Buy side global review? Did you change your mind about them?


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