Certus Trading with Matt Choi

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Matt Choi of Certus Trading is yet another huckster selling trading schemes and lifestyle dreams. A regular of the Trading Expo/Money Show seminar circus, peddling a get-rich-quick options trading system and a supposed new life, free from all financial worries.

Claims that you can “Just spend 20 minutes each week, and you will experience 75% winning trades and 100% – 200% monthly profits.” This new and amazing life of trading riches can be yours for a one-time fee of only $3,997. But hurry up, because this special pricing is only available to the first 150 purchasers.

Unfortunately, Matt Choi has no verifiable track record of trading success. Only verifiable success is selling used cars in Toronto Canada.

Thanks for reading today’s review of Certus Trading

What is Certus Trading? The company is a stock option trading educational business that is owned and operated by Matt Choi, living in Toronto Canada.

According to Archive.Org, the Certus Trading website appeared on the trading educational scene sometime in 2014.

After the website was launched in 2014, almost immediately, Matt Choi began appearing as a “trading expert” at the MoneyShow Investment Expo, as well as the International Traders Expo. For those not aware, these seminars are basically a swap meet or a flea market where aspiring traders attend and interact with supposed investment educators.

The MoneyShow or Traders Expo typically sell “stalls” for $6,000 per trading educator. A trading educator can also be a “featured speaker” for an additional fee.

Attendees wander through the exhibition hall and are tempted will all manner of investment temptation. Typically, you will find penny stock hustlers, software peddlers, magic trading indicator charlatans, brokers, and newsletter hucksters.

What is Matt Choi selling?

Certus Trading is selling a combination of products and services, which include:

  • $3997 Advanced Options Strategy Blueprint.
  • $500 per hour private coaching
  • $497 Trading BIG Moves Options Course
  • $497 monthly subscription to Options Alerts

The ‘crown jewel’ of Certus Trading is the $3,997 Advanced Options Strategy Package. An 8-week trading course that teaches users all of Matt Choi’s secret trading strategies.

The strategies come with performance guarantees of between 100% to 200% per month, for each strategy. For instance, once such ‘secret strategy’ is called the Chicken Strangle, that supposedly turned $10,000 into $330,000 in less than 4 years. The following graphic is used as part of the sales presentation of Certus Trading.

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The “Chicken Strangle” trading strategy. Big profits, no roosters.

In addition to the “Chicken Strangle” trading strategy, Matt Choi also has various other trading strategies that also guarantee massive trading profits. These include such colorful names like: Crocodile Condor, Double Date, and the Bear Fly.

According to Matt Choi, a person needs to spend only about 20 minutes each week fussing with research and trade management.

Once the strategies are turned on, then the profits will begin to massively accrue, it is all very simple and easy. According to Matt Choi.

Certus Trading: Trader Porn

Trading educators love to use ‘trader porn’. Where the trading educator flaunts and promotes a magical lifestyle of easy riches, all because of their magical trading strategies. Some traders claim to own their own rocket ship that they fly into space, others claim to be hedge fund managers looking to help out single mothers, some claim to be 25X world champions of trading competitions, some rent yachts and flaunt bikini-clad women, some claim to have a direct connection to God, the list is too long and too sad.

Matt Choi’s ‘trader porn’ of preference is a dream lifestyle of world travel, fancy foods, and a relief of never having to worry about money again. The following video is a tiny portion of his often watched, and highly marketed video…



Who doesn’t want to live this dream lifestyle? Traveling the world, eating whatever you desire, visiting exotic locations, etc. And the best part, according to Matt Choi is that all you need is a laptop computer and just 20 minutes each week to execute his ultra secret trading strategies, like the Chicken Strangle, and the Crocodile Condor.

All of this reminds me of Tom Vu…

Contacting Matt Choi of Certus Trading

With such truly amazing investment returns, and claims of 75% accuracy and 100% to 200% monthly profits, TradingSchools.Org reached out to Certus Trading for an official review.

What we really wanted to know, does this guy even trade? Does he have a verifiable track record? Can he substantiate his claims of earning massive profits from trading? Finaly, during the month of June 2017, I got Matt Choi on the telephone.

The conversation started pleasant enough. Prior to becoming a full-time professional trader, Matt sold cars in Toronto. Apparently, after reading some books and attending investment seminars, Matt Choi developed his own strategies that have unlocked great riches and amazing wealth.

He described how he wanted to help out average people, that were just like him and struggling. That he wanted everyone to live his dream lifestyle.

This all sounded so wonderful. However, words are just warm air. And so I asked Matt Choi very plainly, could he show me something that verifies his supposed trading greatness? At this point, the conversation turned very slippery and Matt Choi ‘the car salesman’ came alive. He began a series evasive excuses why he could not verify his trading performance. Some of these included:

  • “I am a very private person.”
  • “My lawyer said NO.”
  • “Canadian securities regulators could come after me.”

On and on this pathetic stream of excuses fumbled from his lying mouth. As each excuse rolled off his tongue, I became more and more disgusted.

I even offered the option that he give me a private screen share, that simply verifies that a trading account exists. That nothing would be shared with my audience, nothing regarding account balance, performance, or anything whatsoever that could possibly be construed as illegal. But the more I asked, the nastier and more pathetic he became.

I explained that all of my positive reviews contain some sort of performance disclosures and that disclosures are not illegal. But he kept up with his pathetic charade and in the end, he resigned to the fact that a negative review would be written.

Wrapping Things Up

My final email from Matt Choi included his whining about being “picked on.” He felt that it was unfair that I was going to write about him, yet I have written nothing bad about Rob Hoffman, or Timothy Sykes, and the rest of the trading hustlers at the seminar circus.

Well Matt, take a few minutes and read some of the reviews at TradingSchools.Org, you will find that nearly all of your marketing brethren have also been reviewed. In fact, your review is quite tame.

Thanks for reading. Avoid this hustler. No track record. And a complete and total waste of time.

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I have some information about Matt Choia 12148 El Greco Circle
El Paso, TX and his phone number +1 915-309-8421/ And i have some information about his documents 462-470-091

Thank you for your review. I have taken a couple of courses from Matt and can say the education helps but is expensive. Being in Canada, he does not accept Canadian dollars as payment. I joined his trade alerts at $997. They are four legged strategies most of the time. He is sloppy in sending trade exits and minimizes the infor on trading losses. His book which he peddles is not his but a compilation of articles from s several authors. In summary you are better off elsewhere which lower cost and more professional advisers trainers the likes of Theotrade… Read more »
Truth Crusader
Truth Crusader

webinar moves/d fast, doesn’t make a recording available..i wonder why ..
Sad. This is, Matt’s a CMT on top of that ..


The address of his company, Certus Trading Inc., is given as
3044 Bloor St. W., Suite 262
Toronto, Ontario M8X 2Y8 Canada

Consulting Google Maps I find “The UPS Store” at that address. 🙂

David T

I have reservation about your comment on Matt knowing that you are a competitor. You never mentioned that his strategies don’t work.

Simon Watson
Simon Watson
I remember this guy. Really slick. His website advertises “live webinars” every couple days which when you join he starts by ‘naming’ a few individuals from the hundreds that you see on the webinar chat giving you the illusion that it’s packed and very popular with a lot of live chat messages from the audience begging to subscribe and praising him. It’s only when I wanted to review the webinar and searched online for an old pre-recorded video of the webinar that I noticed exactly the same webinar with the same names being called and same chat messages from the… Read more »
Rob B
“unfair that I was going to write about him, yet I have written nothing bad about Rob Hoffman, or Timothy Sykes” Ignoring the fact the statement is false. I find it funny that his logic is basically gee others are scamming folks why cannot I. Making 100% to 200% ROI a month and can not show a lick of proof. It would be nice if after the interview you said, look you are a scammer and I am going to write the facts about you, but just out of curiosity, Do you feel it is OK to just scam people??… Read more »
“Certus” trading. Cert-ainly now guaranteed to be a shamshow after Emmett’s persual of no proof. Reminds me of the other sham names such as TradersHELPDesk, “Pristine”, NoBSDaytrading, I remember someone asking Certus to be reviewed a few months back. Well of course it’s all the same , pathetic excuses such as showing proof is illegal, and frankly insulting that the traderpawn videos and pics often show trips and luxury paraphenalia obviously funded by the monthly churns or whatever hotdog packages sold. Interesting to hear he thought he was “picked” on. Geez, like he was just one of the later reviews… Read more »
I noticed, there’s no direct link or mention of Certus’ hotdog multi-$k educational packages. I could only see the $497 or whatever options signals. And half of the “products” area listed as “not available” when you click on the links now. This reminds me of TradersHELP!desk. The matronly lady sham of that site soon after Emmett’s review drastically cut down the prices of her overpriced worthless indicators, hilarious. Then about half a year later or more she raised them up again, even to double or triple and some of them ridiculously at the thousand $ or over mark. That’s another… Read more »
I was the “someone [who asked] Certus to be reviewed a few months back” (prior to your post, dtchurn). I had seen Matt at the Fall 2016 TraderExpo in Vegas, and everything Emmett describes is spot-on. Fortunately, I had learned enough from this site to exercise lots of due diligence prior to spending a dime with this charlatan, and my experience was a carbon copy of Emmett’s: Initially comes off as “a real nice guy” – until you start asking the simple questions that he and his ilk will NOT answer. It quickly dawned on my how he earns so… Read more »

I admit, I was suckered in by Matt but when trade after trade went bad, I got out. Some of his trades made money but most did not. I believe at the time I was charged $2,000 for his service. It became very clear to me early on that what he was offering wasn’t working. Matt is somebody who comes across as very sincere and caring. I personally don’t think he is as bad as most but he definitely deserves to be in the “stay away” category.