About First Hour Trading
First Hour Trading is a day trading system invented by Manny Backus.
Manny Backus is known in investment circles as the "Stock Trading Whiz Kid" because he's only 26 years old, yet has experienced great success in the stock market.
Manny has been trained to become a highly skilled chess player since childhood. However, during his teenage years, his passion for chess took a backseat to his obsession with online trading. After participating in several stock-picking competitions, Manny decided to parlay the tactical ability, the power to focus, and the schematic thinking that he learned from playing chess into the skill of picking winning stocks.
This strategy has given Manny incredible success in the markets. So much so that in 2002, he began his first trading service, Portfolio Crafter.
Recently, another title has been added to Manny's ever-growing list of trading nicknames. People have also started calling him "The One-Hour Trader" because he created another program called First Hour Trading.
Over the period of a year, Manny dove into the world of "Bull Trap" stocks.
Bull Trap (DEFINITION) - A situation that occurs when the price of a stock moves above a significant level, triggering buy signals -- but thereafter, quickly reverses course. When the price reverses, the bulls -- that is, investors who believed the stock price was on an uptrend -- and who acted on the buy signal, are "trapped" with losses. This brought about the term "bull trap."
EXAMPLE: Prior to the opening bell, all market indicators point to a very strong opening for the Gigantic Computer Company (GCC). A large quantity of buy orders placed for GCC stock prior to the market opening cause the price to rise sharply at the opening bell.
"Bull trap" stocks are golden opportunities for investors to make a killing in the stock market during the first hour of trading.
Many times in this situation the opening price is higher than justified -- and this creates a markup or "gap" up in price. In other words, the stock is opened excessively high to entice investors, who act upon the buy signal because the stock shows such strength at its open.The problem is, when the initial demand subsides, and the stock was clearly overbought, it goes through a price correction and plummets to its justified price. Thus, the way to make money in this situation is to short sell just before it reverses, right?
If it were that easy, everyone and their brother would be making money on this pattern. There is a reason why all day traders on the planet aren't cashing in on this system every day. It's because not all stocks behave in the same way:There are exceptions to every pattern.
On your way to making a killing, you could also get killed (i.e., lose a lot of money) if you don't know what you're doing. The movements of these stocks are difficult to predict.
In the face of this challenge, Manny ferociously pursued the elusive dream of predicting the movements of Bull Trap stocks. Many experienced traders before him have tried and failed. He spent over $40,000 of his own money testing, researching and trading on a variety of day trading systems, and then finally, one day he realized that he had perfected a system that involves making only 1 to 2 roundtrip trades during the first 60 minutes of trading.
Manny had developed a proprietary analyzing tool, which tells him which stocks to buy or sell, the exact minute to get in, and the exact minute to get out. All of this in the first hour of trading -- and with a 70.1% success rate.
When Manny started developing the chart analyzing tool over a year ago, he fed into it a huge database of daily 1-minute charts that detailed all kinds of price movement patterns. He designed this tool to determine which stock patterns would continue on an uptrend, and which ones are likely to have explosive reversals during the first hour of trading.
He did not just paper-trade, but conducted real-world testing of the patterns using his own investment funds. It was mostly touch-and-go in the beginning, and he often lost more money than he made. But as time went on, his system began showing great promise. The more he tweaked and refined the chart analyzing tool, the more accurate it became.
Then, one day, he discovered that his chart analyzing tool had cracked the code to day trading success. It not only predicted with a 70.1% accuracy the exact minute a stock was going to reverse (which, of course, is the best time to get in) -- but also the exact minute to get out in order to maximize profits.
Keep in mind, Day trading can be a highly risky business. This is a warning that even the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) displays on their website.
The SEC states: "Most individual investors do not have the wealth, the time, or the temperament to make money and to sustain the devastating losses that day trading can bring." They further warn that "Day traders typically suffer severe financial losses in their first few months of trading, and many never graduate to profit-making status."
That's pretty sobering, isn't it? Makes you want to rethink getting into day trading at all -- seeing that the odds are stacked against you -- doesn't it?
That's the whole purpose of First Hour Trading. with this system, you do not have to experience devastating losses and never make any money. The best part about this service is that you don't have to make the trading decisions yourself. You simply follow the trades of Manny Backus.
Manny doesn't promise or guarantee that you will win on every single trade. No system has a 100% success rate. He admits that there will be days that you'll break even, or even lose money. This is a reality that any potential investor will have to face.
When you consider the average returns of First Hour Trading calls -- that's 1% daily, after broker's commissions -- that's far ahead of the returns most day traders get.
When you compare First Hour Trading's 70.1% success rate to day traders as a whole with an estimated 90%-97% failure rate, you see the benefit of trying such a service.
In conclusion, First Hour Trading is a service that doesn't promise exaggerated profits and is not a get-rich-quick scheme. This simply an advisory service from stock expert Manny Backus. He spoon feeds you trades that he makes with his own money. Therefore you can rest assured that every pick is carefully selected. Also, this service has a limit on how many subscribers may join. This ensures that the service itself doesn't influence the market's price as many services intentionally do.