Stocks & Commodities V. 24:7 (73, 96): Product Review: Applied Reality Trading by Jayanthi Gopalakrishnan
Study manuals, DVDs, videos, workbook, charting software, trading journal: Yes, this is a comprehensive
home-study trading course.
Needless to say, I was quite overwhelmed when I opened up the box that this course came in, forgetting that I probably had a similar reaction when I opened up a similar box a few years ago to do a review on a previous version.
When you’re staring at a wealth of educational material like this, you need to figure out where to start. The ART
Welcome Kit outlines how to study the course and it tells you to begin with the study manual. It was obvious this was a four-week course with five study sessions
per week. Each session is followed by a list of homework assignments. Besides reading the session in the study manual, this typically involves viewing the video series, completing the corresponding session in the workbook, writing in your trading journal, and other assignments here and there.
The course focuses on applying the ART system, which displays trading signals for entries and exits. These signals are based on “ART Reversal Bars” as well
as the “Pyramid Trading Point,” which is a proprietary indicator similar to pivot points. Essentially, it is a trend indicator that can be used with eSignal or TradeStation platforms. Since my last review of this trading course, the ART Software is the most significant new