TradeGuider: Volume Spread Analysis the Holy Grail?

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Complete and total nonsense from a financial bozo. The owner of company claims to be a successful hedge fund manager. The hedge fund appears to be a figment of his overly active imagination. No hedge fund exists.

A collection of volume based indicators that cost thousands in upfront fee’s, and hundreds of dollars each month to lease. Owner claims that his super-secret trading indicators can predict all markets, all time frames, all the time.

Live Trading Room is a complete and total joke. A pathetic infomercial akin to a fancy, table top chicken roaster. No live trades, no live trading account, no track record of trades, and absolutely no transparency.

Trading room moderators and mentors are a couple of knuckleheads with a long history of selling all manner of get-rich-quick schemes.

Absolutely avoid.

Thanks for reading today’s review of TradeGuider

What is TradeGuider? The company is a trading educational company that specializes in something called Volume Spread Analysis. The company occupies the following websites and social media profiles:

They claim that their proprietary trading indicators can predict future price direction on any time frame. It matters not if you are trading on one tick bars, 5 minutes bars, daily bars, or monthly bars, they claim that their trading indicators can predict the future “with incredible and amazing accuracy.”

TradeGuider claims that their trading software is used by “Hedge funds around the world.” And that these supposed hedge funds do not want you to know that they are using this super-secret software.

The company claims that their trading indicators work on all tradable markets. Including stocks, futures, Forex, bonds, mutual funds, ETF’s, just about anything that is traded.

TradeGuider offers their trading indicators as a stand-alone software product, as well as an importable indicator package that is compatible with NinjaTrader, TradeStation, MT4, and Sierra Chart.

The company offers a monthly subscription service with the following price points:

  • $97 per month to use the indicators.
  • $197 per month includes alerts and chat area.
  • $297 per month includes an educational library and the ability to ask questions to a financial counselor.
  • $397 per month includes a “mini-mentorship” recorded training course.
  • $997 per month includes a scanner, charts, and “ultra-secrets.”

The company also offers a Lifetime Ownership package at $1997 and $197 per month.

In addition to these “Legacy Trading Products”, the company also sells a trading product called the “Wyckoff VSA Sharp Shooter Scalping Strategy” at $6,995 per person. The company claims that this software is Hedge Fund Professional Software that the company uses to manage the Wyckoff Williams Investment Portfolio Hedge Fund.

What is the Wyckoff Williams Investment Portfolio Hedge Fund?


Gavin “Fake Hedge Fund Manager” Holmes

The company claims the owner of the company, Gavin Holmes uses this super-secret software to manage a large, institutional hedge fund. TradingSchools.Org contacted TradeGuider in hopes of discovering the performance of this supposed institutional hedge fund. Gavin Holmes refused to provide any performance metrics for this supposed hedge fund. What better way to measure the efficacy of these super-secret trading indicators than to witness the supposed trading greatness of Gavin Holmes?

Unfortunately, Gavin Holmes refuses to talk about his own personal trading performance. Or the performance or his supposed hedge fund. TradingSchools.Org ran a thorough and exhaustive background check in an attempt to discover the truth about this supposed hedge fund. None exists.

It appears that the Wyckoff Williams Investment Portfolio Hedge Fund is nothing more than a ruse. It is an attempt to manipulate prospective purchasers into believing that the software is somehow special, or exclusive. That it is used by a “Hedge Fund.”

The title of this supposed Wyckoff Williams Investment Portfolio Hedge Fund sounds fancy, authoritative, mysterious. Unfortunately, this supposed “Hedge Fund” does not exist.

The owner of TradeGuider, Gavin Holmes also makes some bold and grandiose claims about himself. Including:

  • He has developed a 6th sense.
  • He can harness universal laws to bring him whatever he wants.
  • Uses vibrational energy to effect any outcome.
  • Can communicate with pets using only mind power.
  • Understands the science of communication with God.

Gavin Holmes is certainly not ego-deficient. What will he think of next? A magic cape that allows him to fly? Bizarre.

Inside the TradeGuider Live Trading Room

TradeGuider does offer a live trading room that is moderated by either Danny Younes or Steve Phillips. TradingSchools.Org attending several of these “live trading sessions” and witnessed no live trading whatsoever.

Instead, the “live trading room” can best be described as an infomercial. A sales presentation for the software. Where the trading room moderator will skillfully weave in and out of various charts. Displaying how the software worked perfectly…in hindsight.

We asked for a trading record of calls within the live trading room. None exists.

We asked for a trading record of either Danny Younes or Steve Phillips. The trading mentors and trading room moderators. None exists.

Danny Younes

Danny “Professional Charlatan” Younes

Danny Younes, a long time “investment educator” and formerly employed by a company named The Financial Freedom Institute. Selling all manner of get-rich-quick investment and multi-level marketing schemes out of Australia.

Danny Younes also sells another online money making scheme named A ridiculous scheme where you can sit on your computer and “Get Paid To View Ads“.

Steve Phillips

Steve “The Rastaman” Phillips

Steve Phillips, selling all manner of trading wizardry at He will personally teach you to trade for only $14,995. If you don’t like Steve Phillips trading products, you can also hire him for $5 to write you a song at

How is anyone supposed to verify the authenticity of these three-trading-stooges when none have a verifiable track record of trading results?

More nonsense from Gavin Holmes

In 2016, Gavin Holmes claims to have traveled and traded currency futures live in front of an exclusive private audience at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. That this was some sort of groundbreaking event to display his new Wyckoff VSA Sharp Shooter Scalping Strategy. However, the currency futures trading pit located at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange has long been shuttered.

All Chicago Mercantile Exchange currency futures contracts are traded electronically from a data center in Aurora Illinois. Nowhere near the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Once again, another display of ego and narcissism by Gavin Holmes. This story of his travels to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange dovetails perfectly into his supposed Wyckoff Williams Investment Portfolio Hedge Fund. A hedge fund that nobody has ever heard of.

Wrapping Things Up

TradeGuider, what a joke. Let’s wrap this up…we have a fake hedge fund manager named Gavin Holmes. Whom claims to talk to God, can predict the future with his magic trading indicators, has a 6th sense, can communicate telepathically with household pets, is a master guru in new age philosophy. And has no verifiable track record of trading. No trading account. No nothing that he has ever earned a nickel at trading the markets.

And then we have Danny Younes, a long time hustler out of Australia. Selling multi-level marketing schemes; has worked for a sad and sorry string of now defunct trading educational companies, and in addition to being a “full-time professional trader” is also peddling a course on how to make money online by simply watching advertisements.

And finally, we have the lovable Steve Phillips, who just wants to smoke rasta all day long and listen to music. Somehow, after a very long night of smoking weed and partying, he awoke to discover that he also is a “full-time professional trader” and trading mentor.

The three stooges.

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Several months ago I bought a subscription to the short term intra-day signals. Sounded very good and interesting in the promo. (Don’t they ALL?!) What a joke in the real world. For 5 days in a row not one single signal could EVEN BE EXECUTED! The signals given were very far out of range of the price. I kept emailing telling them something was wrong. Even sent screenshots to show that there was a problem. No answer. I cancelled, after emailing exact specific data several times. How could he give levels to trade from when they were MILES from the… Read more »


Seb please accept my apologies i was so eager to compose a reply that i misread your involvement regarding your post obviously have no affiliation to Holmes or mistake..


Seb is obviously a personal friend of Holmes and no doubt receiving financial reward as who in their right mind would compose rubbish of this calibre regarding Traddingschools and Emmett Moore…. Are you Sebastian Mamby by any chance ?. The bottom line is this, Gavin Holmes is an egotistical liar, this individual sold Tradeguider 4 software almost a decade ago on the promise of a free upgrade to tg5 within a 12 month period… on numerous occasions in his webinars software owners asked the question “When will the free upgrade be available” the answer from Holmes always the same “Should… Read more »


This is the answer. He tried to blackmail us last year, FBI is aware. Details are as follows, he does this to many trading rooms. I emailed Gavin Holmes and asked him about this review, this was his reply: Thanks for your email regarding I wanted to respond personally to put the record straight. This so called review site is a scam. This guy tried to blackmail TradeGuider last year and threatened to post bad reviews if we did not pay him $2000. He has also done this to many other companies. This is some of the information on… Read more »


“Better Business Bureau which is an accredited organization in the US that deals with genuine customer satisfaction and dissatisfaction.”

Please explain how the BBB “is an accredited organization.”

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@ GemBow, It’s not. Seb’s post suggests that being a member of the Better Business Bureau offers some form of protection or guarantee of legitimate service and standards but it does none of that. “The Better Business Bureau is not affiliated with any governmental agency. Businesses that affiliate with the BBB and adhere to its standards do so through industry self-regulation.” (good ol’ Wikipedia) What that means is you pay your money to BBB and they take you at your word that you’ll behave but they don’t check and in return you get to use their logo. It’s a bit… Read more »


Stray Dog,


I used to own and operate a small business. The BBB contacted me about joining, so I know what you mean. The BBB is practically a scam, too.


“I wanted to respond personally to put the record straight.”

You have not provided any “record.” That’s the problem.


Yes, of course, you did enclose Chapter Nine of your book. It is as visible as your proof of profitability. I guess that is why I can see neither of them? No?