Beat Nussbaumer started his career in 1984 at UBS in Zurich as a Spot FX Market Maker. He then moved to London where he joined Morgan Stanley to trade the Asian Currencies.
During the 1997 Emerging Market Crisis, Morgan Stanley trusted him to weather out the storm.
In his impressive career he run the Global FX Spot trading desks for UniCredit and Commerzbank and he was also a member of the legendary Goldman Sachs Macro Proprietary Group where his skills went from strength to strength.
Fotis Papatheofanous, MBA
Starting his career in private banking, Fotis Papatheofanous has worked as an asset manager and as a proprietary trader in the heart of London.
Fotis boasts an extensive and impressive academic education but, is also a true hands-on portfolio manager.
He is working and collaborating with some of the biggest financial institutions in the world right now. Renowned for his global macro knowledge and practical application, Fotis has an uncanny ability to interpret global economic, geo-political and financial events to consistently source value from today’s unpredictable markets.
We challenge you to find another course or training led by professional traders with even half as much experience. Trading education is brimming with former bartenders and truck drivers who discovered trading late in their life and found some success. And good for them!
However, if you're looking to learn from industry veterans who worked a real trading desk at a large financial institution, who have many years of experience of navigating their portfolios through both market expansions and recessions, then rejoice for having found this page.
There are plenty of trading courses out there. Many promise untold fortunes and easy-to-spot patterns that you can follow on your path to that elusive financial freedom. They teach you just enough to be dangerous. They let you taste what having a few winning trades feels like and get you excited about where this new skill can to take you.
Maybe you've figured out a pattern or two that works for you. You've been using some "back tested" software with alerts and point-and-click indicators that's supposed to make you nearly invincible. And maybe you've even managed to get a short winning streak going. You see that balance climb up and your confidence swell. Until one day, the markets decide to respond to some unforeseen event and move a way that wipe away all your previous gains clean.
You pick yourself up and dust yourself off. You give your bruised self a pep talk and vow to persevere. You dive in head first into another course or book or forum. You invest in the new knowledge all the time, money, and energy you can muster.
And the cycle repeats itself.
So how do we break that cycle? How do we find a way to not only have winning trades more often but to actually get to keep the winnings? How do we get off the hamster wheel of constantly learning new things while not having the time to properly use the things we already know?
Since the financial crash of 2008 and the huge Quantitative Easing programs from the Fed, the ECB, as well as the British and Japanese central banks, it has become increasingly difficult to trade purely from technical analysis. In order to succeed at trading it’s now essential that you understand WHY a currency is moving up or down. You need to be aware of what central banks are doing, important decisions by governments, the currency and trade wars and understand the overall economic environment.
You need to be able to spot where the big hedge funds are buying and selling. And you need to appreciate how fundamental analysis can show IN ADVANCE the probable future moves of currency prices.
Here are just a couple of examples.
Did you know the price of copper is a leading indicator for emerging market currencies?
Or did you know the price of milk powder directly affects the NZD dollar?
If not then you’re missing an essential element when it comes to trading; it’s called Global Macro.
If you’re trading on a purely technical basis, then adding a Global Macro string to your bow will take you to where you want to be on the traders’ ladder of success.
If you rely only on technical analysis for your trading decisions you are missing something very important
Understand the catalysts that move the markets and discover opportunities more accurately.
Have more confidence and stronger conviction to stay in trades longer to make more profit.
Can you “smell” success, do you have the feeling of being “almost there” but lack the professional edge to achieve it?
Then this is the course for you.
This is our flagship solution for serious traders who want to improve their game and level up to the institutional trading professionals.
You will acquire both the fundamental and technical skills, as well as practical trading tactics to confidently trade and invest in global markets.
Plus you will receive access to our exclusive trading strategies and proprietary software.
This is your chance to be a "fly on the wall", to see how seasoned trading professionals think & operate.
How many other traders can get this type of education? Outside of FTA, not very many.
Learn from our proven trading process and see your trading results improve.
(or only $890 annual)
One-on-one trading mentoring is available when and if/when a spot opens up. Join the waiting list for our exclusive private mentoring.
Our training methodology is different to most of the other training solutions available elsewhere. We offer very similar training that a professional would receive at a big investment bank or a hedge fund.
If you’re serious about learning how to trade and invest like a professional, with the edge and intuition that professional traders and money managers have then, the Fotis Trading Academy is one of few places in the world you can do that.
At the Fotis Trading Academy, you’ll learn everything you need to know to achieve your goals directly from hands-on, professional, experienced and successful traders and portfolio managers.
All of us here at the Fotis Trading Academy are really determined to help you succeed and reach your goals! With our Training Solutions, our experienced REAL traders, our weekly research, insights and trading ideas you will IMPROVE your results immediately!
At Fotis Trading Academy, we work closely with all our students to help them achieve their trading objectives.
You work at your own pace. Our courses are neatly divided into weekly segments to prevent overwhelm.
Structured and disciplined training. During your training you will submit your trading ideas and weekly analysis to a mentor in order to track your performance. At the end of the week you will provide a copy of your trading journal for evaluation by your trading mentor. This hands-on support is colossal and emulates the environment in which professional traders train.
Thrive in our community. It’s the people at the Fotis Trading Academy that really sets us apart. Our Mentoring system, our Weekly live interactive training sessions and our Members Only Community mean that you never need to feel alone.
Winfield IL. USA
"My trading results have been transformed. I ended up with 1,165 pips on the USDJPY trade alone. I now have the skills, tools and training to become a professional trader thanks to this trading academy."
"Inspiring, a huge difference. Top quality sessions with all mentors, particularly Fotis.
For the first time, after 3 years of trying I feel being in that 5% is a real prospect not just a vague hope."
Mount Maunganui NZ
Thank you so much Fotis & Marc, I NEVER had results like this before.
I am + 48% in September alone!
I am on my way to achieving my goal of becoming a full time, professional trader.
In my first attempt at trading FX a few years ago, I spent two years working really hard at learning as much as I could, and trying many technical systems I either read about or created myself. I eventually lost my whole account, and was convinced trading FX was something only large institutions could do successfully. Many times I even though I was unlucky when I got stopped out of good positions following news.
Since joining Fotis Trading Academy in December, I have learnt so much in such a short space of time, and haven’t had a losing month. I now know that understanding market fundamentals and why prices are acting as they are is vital to successful trading. My trading now feels relaxed and in control, with nothing to do most of the time. A massive thank you Marc and Fotis.
"From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of my wife and I, God Bless you both for the tremendous help and clarity you are giving others through your business.
Your’e giving folks like myself the BEST CHANCE we have for success.. I’m confident that this will end up being the best move I’ve ever made."
"II would just like to say that Fotis Trading Acadeny has helped me complement technical trading with fundamental analysis based on a global macro approach.
It has given me a true edge and understanding of the market conditions, risk management and extraordinary technical tools to become a profitable successful trader."
Futures and forex trading contains substantial risk and is not for every investor. An investor could potentially lose all or more than the initial investment. Risk capital is money that can be lost without jeopardizing ones financial security or life style. Only risk capital should be used for trading and only those with sufficient risk capital should consider trading. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.