Academy Of Financial Trading

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The Academy Of Financial Trading is nothing more than a hastily produced, trading educational product that was created by a diploma mill. The company sells educational products on a wide range of topics and niches. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want my trading educator also selling an educational product on baby nutrition. The course instructors are fictional characters with no verifiable trading experience or track record. Company claims to be the worlds greatest trading educator that has been featured on a wide variety of well known media outlets…all pure fiction.

User Rating 2.86 (29 votes)
Comments Rating 5 (2 reviews)
Pros: Absolutely zero value.
Cons: From top to bottom, one lie after another. A diploma mill looking to take advantage of the naive.

Thanks for reading today’s review of Academy Of Financial Trading, a self described world leader in trading education.

There is no live trading experience. Instead, students sign up for a tier one educational program known as the “Introduction To Financial Trading Program” at a price of $129. Next, the student would move into the stage two program known as the “Foundation Trading Program” at $650. And then finally, students would move into the final educational phase known as the “Ultimate Traders Program” at $3,350. At the end of phase 3, the website proclaims that each student will be certified as a full time professional trader.

Initial Observation

The Academy Of Financial Trading website is quite nice looking and well organized. A very clean and neat looking presentation. The course descriptions look well organized, there are a few nice videos, some fancy award emblems proclaiming that they are the best trading educator on the planet since 2012, and they proclaim to have been featured on a wide variety of well known and respectable news and education outlets. The listed news outlets and business journals include International Business Times, The London Economic, Boston Business Journal, Market Watch, CNBC, etc. However, I went to each of these websites and searched for any references to the The Academcy Of Financial Trading…none exist whatsoever. In fact, I spent over an hour scouring through these websites using all known search features, as well as automated, site wide text searching tools, there simply is nothing on any of these websites that mention the Academy Of Financial Trading. It appears that the company created this graphic to imply credibility.

Next, I became curious about the awards that boldly proclaim that the Academy Of Financial Trading has been awarded the “Best Online Trading Educator 2012, 2013, 2014, and even 2015. Have a look at these fancy awards graphics below:

Academy of Financial Trading Awards

What is amazing about this fancy graphic is that the company proclaims to be the very best trading educator for the United States, Australia, Europe, and Asia. Wow! The only problem is that these awards appear to be just simple web graphics, there is not an actual organization that have issued these awards. Its as if this company simply hired a graphic artist to design something official looking.

Another thing I find fascinating about this company is the proclaimed amount of professional traders that they have been able to produce through their trading educational program. As of July, 2015…an amazing 120,528 graduates. Considering that this trading educator has only been around since November 2012, this would mean that during the entire 31 month history of this trading educator…they are graduating 3,888 students each month. My only question, does anyone really believe this stuff?

Pure Fantasy

Of course, I had some serious questions for this self proclaimed, world famous trading university, like who are the instructors? What are their qualifications? Do they have a trading track record? And so I sent an email out requesting more information. Unfortunately, the company could not provide any substantive information on whom is actually running this organization. Just several responses like, “our traders are all world famous money managers”, and “we have assembled the worlds greatest team of internationally recognized traders”, etc. They would then refer me to the company website which contains absolutely nothing regarding who these people are. Just marketing fluff that continuously loops around and around.

Next, I asked for any sort of proof that these internationally recognized and world class traders are actually trading. The company response is that these world class traders could not release any trading information as this might release proprietary trading information, trading secrets and advanced techniques.

Digging Deeper…A Diploma Mill

As many of my readers know, I have gotten pretty good at uncovering fraud and marketing BS. One of my favorite techniques is to trace server addresses and match domain registrations. Well, it turns out that Academy Of Financial Trading is nothing more than a diploma mill. In fact, this company has a wide range of educational offerings, covering a wide swath of interests. And so, lets take a closer look at what this company is really up too. The following is a just a taster.

Trading Education Diploma

Digital Marketing Diploma

Child Nutrition Diploma

Microsoft Excel Diploma

Sales Psychology Diploma

This is just to name a few. There a wide range of different subjects and topics.

Academy Of Financial Trading

So what exactly is the Academy Of Financial Trading? Quite simply, it is nothing more than yet another savvy online marketer that has thrown together a course and is attempting to sell it for thousands of dollars. There are no real traders behind this company. There is no track record of trading success. From top to bottom, this company is nothing more than a marketing project. This company specifically targets educational niches where consumers are searching for specific solutions. They then whip together a course, as well as fictional characters that are providing the education. It is then pushed out onto the internet like a fisherman drops a net and waits for some poor fish to swim through.

The real shame about all of this is that the people that have thrown together these education courses have little regard for the financial welfare of their victim. The uneducated and unsophisticated can easily become distracted by fancy web graphics and fake video testimonials. These victims then place their financial future into the hands of these marketing charlatans. They invest their money and time into the educational product, then they begin speculating in the financial markets. The results are highly predictable.

Well that’s it for today. Thanks for reading and sorry this was yet another review of yet another worthless trading product. Don’t forget to leave your comments below.

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hi! wow I just enrolled on this online trading course, and eager to find some reviews about them, glad I found yours. They sell the online course at a very low price, I didn’t start the course yet because I wasn’t able to attend the live webinar yet the videos not yet available,


Hi Emmett,
Appreciate the review. I’m actually quite pleased by the company’s foundation program bought at a bargain ($20) and do some research before opening up the wallet a bit more for the ultimate program. Please note that the awards seem to exist at
Would also be interested to know your thoughts about >34k likes on their facebook page. Best regards Phil

Stray Dog

I’d say that we’re not yet so stupid that we evaluate the quality of a product based on the number of social media likes it got. We may be close but we’re not there yet.


The likes on their page were purchased!


Can you Prove this. Give me solid evidence.


Who gives a fuck about likes as if that is an endorsement of their course. They got the client to like them when they signed up and then proceeded to violate them when they sent them to their own brokerage where they pocketed the money those same clients lost.

You pushing for proof that likes were purchased strongly indicates you are an employee of academyft/shaw academy/Live financial academy or whatever other new name you are calling yourself to sell this shit and fuck over people.

Get a new job and do something with your life that contributes to society.


Good review Emmet, but there are a lot of things you missed out. It is not even close to being complete. Contact me if you want to know the full story behind this scam company and it’s rip off business model.


Hi mike, actually I’m interested in buying the ultimate training program, however before doing so would like to hear your thoughts about this company and if you can advice me if this program is useful or just another fake one. Thanks for your help


I just started the 10 course Foundation Trading Programme, since I was introduced by a friend there is no fee. Now after the 3rd personal call from my ‘mentor’ it’s starts to feel like a direct marketing campain. And a quick background check of my mentor confirms: someone with marketing background. So i’m well warned for follow up sales pitches allong the course. Thank you all for the thorough research!



Im curious to know if you went ahead with the program?


Make that 1000 reviews to find a good one .