Pure Financial Academy
Pure Financial Academy is owned by Will Busby, operating out of Atlanta, Georgia.
Will Busby has no verifiable trading results, audited track record, or verifiably active trading account. Yet, he expects consumers to willingly fork over, up to $12k for a truly magical trading educational experience.
Is offering a “fully automated” trading system that is supposedly a ‘set and forget’ trading system for $5k. Yet has no performance summary for the system, no track record to substantiate the performance and very little cooperation with a review from TradingSchools.Org.
Will Busby claims it would be “unethical” to show actual trading performance. How so?
Thanks for reading today’s review of Pure Financial Academy
Pure Financial Academy is a trading educational company owned and operated by Will Busby, out of Atlanta Georgia. According to Archive.Org, the Pure Financial Academy website has been active since about 2010.
Pure Financial Academy is currently offering the following courses and trading magic:
- Silver Pro Trader Program for $1995. You will supposedly learn how to “follow the smart money” and “locate institutional supply and demand.”
- Gold Pro Trader Program for $2995. You will learn additional analysis techniques including the secrets of Fibonacci analysis.
- Platinum Pro Trader Program for $5947. You will learn the ultimate secrets and be able to speak with Will Busby directly. Such an honor.
Pure Financial Academy also offers “Professional-Level Trading Software” which includes the following:
- Supply and Demand Volume Zones for $1497. The software purports to be able to predict price direction on ALL timeframes and scale. Whether you are using a 5-minute bar chart, a 5-second bar chart or a 5-year bar chart…the software auto recalculates and supposedly makes predicting the future very easy. The software is delivered as an indicator for the NinjaTrader platform.
- The PFASD Trading System for $4,999. An automated trading strategy that supposedly uses “adaptive algorithms” that automatically deliver amazing profits on all asset classes, all time frames, all the time. Just “set it, and forget it.” This is trading made easy. Without all the hassles of thinking, learning, and making decisions for yourself.
Contacting Will Busby of Pure Financial Academy
Over the past 3 years, TradingSchools.Org has received 7 requests to review Pure Financial Academy. In addition, we also received one complaint regarding the $4,999 trading system.
During the month of May 2017, we reached out to Will Busby at Pure Financial Academy requesting more information about his personal trading performance, as well as the performance of his “set it, and forget it” trading system. Will Busby, in multiple videos and presentations, declares that he is a “full-time professional trader.” This sure sounds wonderful, but without a verifiable track record…it means nothing.
Will Busby responded that he could provide no track record of his personal trading results. Nor does he have a verifiable track record for his supposed “set it and forget it” trading system. He responded, “It would be unethical for me” to show my show my personal trading results. And, that people should “read my reviews on my website” and asserts that his reviews are 100% genuine.
So let me get this straight…Will Busby expects people to send him $12,000 to learn his magical trading methods, or $5,000 for his ‘super-secret’, 100% ‘foolproof’ trading system, yet can provide no track record that he has ever made a nickel trading the markets? Sure sounds like a bet for suckers to me.
And Will Busby believes it would be unethical to show an account statement for his own trading performance? How is that unethical? In my opinion, the only thing unethical would be making outrageous claims of being a full-time professional trader, when in fact, you have no verifiable track record of ever making a nickel in the markets. Will Busby is encouraging people to “make a career change”, yet it appears that his only career in life has been selling trading magic. Ridiculous.
TradingSchools.Org received one nasty complaint regarding the “set it and forget it” trading system. This complaint triggered the review. How did the trading system perform in real time? Terrible. After 90 days, the purchaser of the trading system described the obliteration of his $20k trading account. After each loss, he wondered when the “adaptive algorithms” would actually start adapting and delivering profits.
For him, the only adapting was having to work overtime hours to pay off the credit debt of $5k. The money he borrowed to purchased the “set and forget” trading system. And his wife was none too happy. She warned him repeatedly to leave the family savings account alone, that they simply could not afford to lose $20k of their retirement savings. A hard lesson learned.
Wrapping things up
This reminds me of the annual fair that comes to my town. I have been attending the annual fair for nearly 40 years. And located within the fair is the ‘Fortune Teller’, also known as Mistress Helga. I remember when I was a kid my mother dragged me into the tent. She wanted to know her future, and whether my father was being faithful. As I sat there, clutching my corndog, I had to listen to this stream of mumbo jumbo from a lady wearing a purple headscarf.
A few years later, I was once again dragged into the tent. This time, with my sister that wanted to know if her husband was “truly the one.” More mumbo-jumbo. But Misstress Helga was now old and her daughter was running the show.
Even more years later, I was once again dragged into the tent with Catrina. She wanted to know if I was cheating on her. (I was) But this time, the fortune teller yet another spawn on Misstress Helga. The fortune teller told Catrina that I was not cheating, but I had a “wandering eye.” And, that my heart could be contained by burning a magic candle every day for 30 days. The candle cost $10. It didn’t work.
Thanks for reading. And if you have ever had any experience with the Will Busby, would love to read your story below.
gonna throw a bit in here abt DTI. Thru a legit channel struck me as not odd at all initially ..applying some of the (not d/trading) methods tho .. Then smth got to me; in his book shows a 5min chart with ..there is no way can get that far on 5min bars .. The x axis is totally off … buusted ..
I do believe that Will Busby is no relation to Tom Busby. According to what I know, Tom has two sons: Morgan who has his own internet business and Winston who is an attorney.
Someone just sent me a link to buy this shit.
Good work Emmett. Thanks.
Even more years later, I was once again dragged into the tent with Catrina. She wanted to know if I was cheating on her. (I was) But this time, the fortune teller was the spawn on Misstress Helga. The fortune teller told Catrina that I was not cheating, but I had a wandering eye. That my heart could be contained by burning a magic candle every day for 30 days. The candle cost $10. It didn’t work.
I have to question if your reports are true, (I don’t believe what the Busby’s are selling) but you should be ashamed to be stating that you were cheating on Catrina(hope it wasn’t your wife). If you are not faithful to your wife??, I am suppose to believe you are faithful to us. I wish I would have not read that as I question whether you are true. Please clarify.
Mr. Moore, I’d appreciate knowing what proof you obtained prior to reaching your cocksure conclusion that Tom Busby is Will Busby’s father, which also caused you to make comments such as “It’s pretty sad when you see multiple generations of trading hustlers. Reminds me of the annual fair that comes to my town.” During several webinars I have listened to during the past few years, Will Busby was questioned about having any relationship to Tom Busby, and he categorically denied knowing him. A post on Futures I.O. also acknowledges that as well (https://futures.io/trading-reviews-vendors/14372-pure-financial-academy-www-purefinancialacademy-com-2.html … August 24, 2014 @ 4:37 AM by DrRumpy). A call placed to DTI confirmed that Tom has two sons, but neither is named Will. Please share what research you found to substantiate your claim. Hopefully, you didn’t make an unfounded assumption that Tom Busby was Will Busby’s father simply because they share the same last name and are involved in the trading, and then recklessly went on to trash him. That would reflect pretty poorly on your ‘professionalism.’ Also, please share what credentials you possess to qualify trading educators. Why should anyone who reads your reviews trust you? Are you a successful trader yourself? Please provide your credentials so viewers can feel more assured about the review(s) you provide. Your reply will be posted on Futures I.O. A non-response will be treated as though you fabricated your review.
If I remember correctly, the DTI and Pure Academy websites are hosted on the same IP block. Meaning that the same web master is maintaining both sites. Also, I believe there is another connection that I found via social media.
Truth be told, its been a few months. But I will certainly make any changes and republish any incorrect information.
If we can look past that discrepancy for a moment…we are left with a similar situation regarding Pure Financial Academy. Lack of trading transparency.
As far as credentials to evaluate a trading educator, all that I possess is common sense. We do not have to agree on everything. We can agree on some things, and disagree on others. This is an open forum and your opinion is appreciated.
“After 90 days, the purchaser of the trading system described the obliteration of his $20k trading account. After each loss, he wondered when the “adaptive algorithms” would actually start adapting and delivering profits.”
Emmett, do you show this stuff to the regulators?? This con artist is selling a system he has never traded profitably and yet makes wild claims to get people to buy this complete nonsense trading method. How can this not be illegal when the regulators supposedly do some regulation of this industry? Gee, how many people have to be scammed out of their life saving before the regulators actually get off their asses. Can the Govt be any more incompetent?
You need to get one of these so called regulators to explain there lack of action and take tough questions.
“Even more years later, I was once again dragged into the tent with Catrina. She wanted to know if I was cheating on her. (I was) But this time, the fortune teller was the spawn on Misstress Helga. The fortune teller told Catrina that I was not cheating, but I had a wandering eye. That my heart could be contained by burning a magic candle every day for 30 days. The candle cost $10. It didn’t work.”
That was the most interesting part of this review. Especially the last sentence. That one sentence sums up most of the chart indicators that are being flogged, both as a record of performance, and ability at prediction. Just like the venerable Mistress Helga.
In fact, that gives me an idea. I will package a cross of the HMA over the SMA, not showing the plots, so that there are only some red arrows and green arrows on each cross, and we shall call the indicator “Mistress Helga”. It is coming soon to a platform near you. Guaranteed to turn 5k to 500k in one year. Cost? Just $149 for those who truly believe. for those who do not believe, the cost is $15k. That should keep Stray Dog, Cyn, Rob B, Emmett and other nasties away.
I am too lazy to do all the other things needed, like creating a site, and writing the sales copy, et.c., so we shall delegate all that to straydogtrading.com.
Good to finally see a review of one of the Busbys. I was hoping there would someday be a review of DTI proper as TomBusby has been a staple of the carnival moneyshow circuit for over a decade. I had attended a free ad webinar of DTI and it was pretty horrendous that Busby sounded just like a used car salesman while selling nothing but promises for a “diversified” selection of products, more like a smorgasbord of churn chow dishes. Within 5min of the webinar I got a sales call from DTI and it was quite a chore to finally cut the shill off. I wonder how big DTI actually is as an “institute” alongside all the other “academies” like the past review. Anticipating Arambide’s DTAcademy review of course someday. Or are they just a single guy on a webinar mic maybe with a sales calling crew. Even Ross of WT is now selling signed t-shirts (lol) and other memorabilia like Levin’s shamrock crew. About PFA, sad sorry state to see the next generation of a degenerate scammer branch off in a shamshow variation. Instead of the ol mom ‘n pop stores or legit family businesses of the past, now trading shamducation selling nothing by kool-aid dreams feeding off the churn of dupes is considered “legit” in these generational shammers’ warped minds. I wonder what “wisdom” father Busby passed on to the son about how the traducation scam “business” works if somehow tradingschools could have a hidden mic recording the real thoughts of these deviant scammers. Maybe like the best tricks to put on a shamshow and don’t worry about dupes who could get into a financial mess wasting time learning useless and damaging losing trading tips. Just have a laugh at them while they continue to be duped for a monthly churn or a hotdog $4k churn combo. After all, there are hundreds, no thousands of other sham sites competing for a share of the churning pie. Folks who were scammed by these long time legacy cons should put forward their real testimonials instead of letting these sham sites get by with shill actor videos, and fake and shilled “testimonial” quotes for years.