Written by A.J. Brown

Accusations, Responses, And a Trading Challenge

Trading ChallengeA blog reader named Sam writes, "Seems like you just cut and paste info from other places. What is the deal with that. Do you know how to trade on your own?"

Sam posted this comment on one of my blog posts. I didn’t publish it immediately because I wanted to respond to Sam’s comment in-depth in this blog post.

First, let’s examine what Sam is actually saying. He makes two separate accusations:

1. He says I cut and paste information from other places.

2. He implies I can’t trade.

Sam implies that I can’t trade after he states his belief that I essentially publish plagiarized articles on this blog, which is kind of confusing. I’m not really sure how writing skills and trading skills are related.

Anyway, let me answer the accusations directly…

My Responses…

I publish original articles on this blog. They are not copied from anywhere else.

Certainly, you may have encountered my ideas elsewhere. I haven’t cornered the market on option trading strategies. At least not yet. ;-)

Furthermore, before I became an option trading coach, I was a student myself. And I learned from a variety of other successful traders.

Since then, I’ve created my own unique system for trading. It contains elements from a variety of sources, plus it has many of my own innovations based on my active trading experience.

Which brings me to the second question: Do I know how to trade?

The short answer: Yes, I am an active trader. And, yes, I know how to trade on my own.

Frankly, it’s a bit ridiculous to think I could train other option traders to be successful without having done it myself.

Now, do I trade every day? No way. I only place trades when the conditions are perfect for low-risk, short-term profits. That’s how I operate.

I realize that there are probably some folks out there with the same skepticism that Sam has. It’s no wonder. There are plenty of scams in the trading business. But I want to do what I can to change your perception.

Announcing a $10,000 Option Trading Challenge

Starting sometime this spring/summer (exact date is TBD), I am beginning a $10,000 Option Trading Challenge. This challenge is not for you; it’s for me.

Here’s how it will work…

I will start with $10,000 in my trading account. This money will be completely separate from all my other trading capital.

The goal? To double my money as quickly as possible trading options.

That means I will have to grow my $10,000 "seed" into $20,000.

Can it be done? And how quickly?

Well, that’s what I’m going to find out.

Even better, you’ll be able to look over my shoulder during this process. That’s because I’m going to be sharing my trades with you as I go along. You’ll be able to see when I lose money and when I make money. Ultimately, you’ll be able to be a firsthand witness as to whether I succeed or fail.

Also, I want you to know that if I am successful, 100% of my trading profits will be donated to charity. So that’s what’s at stake.

I’m passionate about giving, so I’m super motivated to achieve my goal. I want to give $10,000 to charity by the end of June.

Sound interesting to you? I hope so. And I hope you’ll come along for the ride. Stay tuned for more details.

Best regards always,

A.J. Brown

P.S. I’ll be posting updates about the $10,000 Option Trading Challenge right here on this blog. If you’d like to get these updates, please subscribe using the form at the top right of this page where it says, "Email Updates." Or add this blog’s feed to your reader by clicking here.

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15 Responses to “Accusations, Responses, And a Trading Challenge”

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  1. hbasit @ 3:50 am:

    Hey I am not from the community but i wanted to know how truthfully u r in your claim or the challenge. or everybody forgot about that. and the if u think there is nothing u said if u were not able to make $20000 then what u would do?? Thanks

  2. Theo @ 3:26 pm:

    Hi. I just wanted to know when do u plan to start the challenge? When will u post your 1st trade here?

  3. Mark @ 12:50 pm:

    What ever happened to this? AJ?

  4. Bob Ragin @ 1:46 pm:

    What happened to this challenge, and what happened to the $10,000 member, match challenge, that was anounced on your member website almost six months ago? You and any member willing to donate the profits were to double your $10,000 then…as well, with your trades being viewable by the members. Appreciate the chance to respond to your blogs and trading ideas. Best Regards, Bob

  5. A.J. Brown @ 10:06 pm:

    Hi Mark. Hi Bob.

    The trading challenge is still alive and well.

    Bob, the trading challenge was announced to the Trading Trainer members on Monday, March 10th at a Trading Trainer Money Link webinar and to the public on April 22nd. Seeing as how it is June 24th today, it’s been a little more than three months since the membership heard about the challenge and two months since the world heard about it (not six). We don’t need to over exaggerate to make a point, do we? :)

    In case you didn’t know, I was in a very bad car accident on April 24th, two days after I announced the challenge publically. I’m lucky to be alive. I’m still recovering. I’ve been doing very little since the accident aside from focusing on healing.

    Bob, I truly love every ounce of your support. A fair weather friend you are not. Or, are you?

    Thanks for the interest guys. I will post a new blog post on the subject in the next couple of days to give a more detailed explanation of what is up.


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