Your tutor for the Practice Program
Gonçalo Moreira: Experienced trader and teacher
As a trader in the foreign exchange market with over 7 years of experience, Gonçalo Moreira honed his analytic and strategic skills through graduate level studies in financial markets. Geared with this additional knowledge he has been involved in several capital management companies in the design of trading models.
For most of his career he leaded eLearning projects lately focusing on currency trading such as the Learning Center of FXstreet.com or AulaForex.com.
Gonçalo graduated from University of Barcelona and holds a bachelor in fine arts and a master degree in public art project management. He lived in Lisbon, Frankfurt and now Barcelona where he is in charge of expanding FXstreet.com's services and strategic partnerships.
Gonçalo in 4 questions...
Why did you choose Forex and not another market?
Personally I like the concept of “exchanging” currencies, rather than “investing” in companies or indices. Despite some disadvantages a decentralized market place can have, I think pricing and matching mechanisms in the spot Forex offer great opportunities.
What is your trading approach?
The strategies I have developed are mainly mean-reversion ones: they capitalize on reversals of price to any type of historical mean, like divergence set-ups, trading back to the weekly pivot, break of RSI lines towards the zero line, etc... My approach is discretionary, and starts with identifying supply and demand areas with very strict criteria. One of my favorite principles of technical analysis is confluences between key levels.
What is your teaching methodology?
I'm very much into technical rigor, understood as the comprehension of the nature of indicators and the capacity to explain the concepts behind their creation. Only such an understanding can give the student the knowledge to grab the right tools when designing a strategy. I like to share my insights with the students and help them develop personalized trading models, entirely based on their personalities and characters.
Why should we follow your tutorial?
The tutorials we hold are for those aspiring traders who want a structured training methodology. Expect to be asked for a lot of backtests, and to see some of your believes demystified. The more experienced traders will fine tune their trading model with some discretionary overlay, based on technicals or on position sizing techniques.