ICT - Michael J. Huddleston

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TheInnerCircleTrader

Well-Known Member
Hello FxGearheads...

My name is Michael and I have been trading for nearly 20 years. I started as a Commodity Trader under the not so profitable tutoring of Ken Roberts. I eventually connected with Larry Williams and well... the rest is history.

I like sharing insights and ideas I employ in my Trading and enjoy mentoring new and developing Fx Traders. I host a website in very earlier development which is entirely free and will never sell or request donations... as well as a Youtube Channel.

I am pleased to see a new startup like this and wish it continued success and growth!

GLGT ;)
 

Chris

New Member
Just paying my respects for you and your teaching skills, and ability to keep it interesting.
I'm glad to see new material.
 

Skipper

Demo trader - Learning everyday
Hi, Michael

You can’t find a better teaching in this planet! ICT, you have given me a fighting change and clear path to walk.

I can’t thank you enough!
 

gon

Member
I owe a lot to Michael Huddlestone.

This thread is old but I would like contributing to it. I had tested chart patterns, harmonic trading, Bob Volman's trading and a lot of styles during the last 6 years. My style was finally close to my mentor's teaching on support and resistance, using strong levels on higher timeframes to catch rejections. Consider I had actually read end-to-end dozens of books, I cannot say the number; followed video-tutorials and so on.

Even if that style was profitable to him and that I know other good traders that use classic chart patterns, I am an strongly obsessive person and needed to understand what I was doing, what type of structures existed in the markets and why when I was going to trade after work (18-19GMT) my setups in the direction of the day started to fail randomly.

I met a senior trader, his name is Terry, that taught me his style based on the bank's hedging patterns that he learnt while coaching bank traders in London. That led me to find out about how banks were operating and handing over among sessions. I actually was looking for a kind of style allowing me to completely understand the market and the primary reasons behind each change.

By chance I saw a few videos of the ICT and since the pace is so slow I thought initially it was someone trying to show himself off. By the time I completed my BTMM education and could see that it had no sense. I must thank my friend Gary for having given me good advices about that.

I continued studying now the market maker topic, bought the Beat the Forex Dealer book by Salivini and finally, again , came across the ICT videos, the free Market Makers method I found I don't know if on Babypips.

I tell all this stuff because for a person that can be easily 14 hours a day working on something it is interested in for years, 6-7 years of research is too much and represents one of the biggest efforts and important bets made so far for me.

I saw that my friend's Terry flags existed also on ICT (Michaell calls it IPDA or premium-discount array) and it is nothing else than the bank's settlements probably. I saw the market maker ideas offered as "the work of my life" by a handful of fake traders was nothing else than a bad copy of part of Michael's teachings stolen by these persons.

And after one year studying and practicing Michael Huddlestone teachings, now that I can see with my eyes the buy and sell programs and how they shift, start and end; now that I can spot where orders are designed and where price must go to get profits from either distribution or accumulation processes. After all this and more I also think that ICT is by far the best method and the most effective one I know.

Not only that, he has shared for free all what one needs to trade on Youtube and other places in the past.

A lot of good friends were made during this long journey, my friend JJ, he used to have an office at the Stock Market and make deals for his Goverment overseas; he is also following ICT and apllying it on Nasdaq primarily, I prefer Forex.

The potential of his teaching is actually so strong that I cannot yet define it. There are set-ups like propulsion blocks that could give RRR above 1 to 15 or 20. I created a toolset (I have been working as an IT engineer for 10 years) that just defines multi-level setups for that sole purpose.

I think that anyone who is trying to make his way into trading or wants to improve his style should study ICT style.

I know my English is not flawless, sorry, it is not my language; but I hope my message is understandable.
 

anony_tous

New Member
I owe a lot to Michael Huddlestone.

This thread is old but I would like contributing to it. I had tested chart patterns, harmonic trading, Bob Volman's trading and a lot of styles during the last 6 years. My style was finally close to my mentor's teaching on support and resistance, using strong levels on higher timeframes to catch rejections. Consider I had actually read end-to-end dozens of books, I cannot say the number; followed video-tutorials and so on.

Even if that style was profitable to him and that I know other good traders that use classic chart patterns, I am an strongly obsessive person and needed to understand what I was doing, what type of structures existed in the markets and why when I was going to trade after work (18-19GMT) my setups in the direction of the day started to fail randomly.

I met a senior trader, his name is Terry, that taught me his style based on the bank's hedging patterns that he learnt while coaching bank traders in London. That led me to find out about how banks were operating and handing over among sessions. I actually was looking for a kind of style allowing me to completely understand the market and the primary reasons behind each change.

By chance I saw a few videos of the ICT and since the pace is so slow I thought initially it was someone trying to show himself off. By the time I completed my BTMM education and could see that it had no sense. I must thank my friend Gary for having given me good advices about that.

I continued studying now the market maker topic, bought the Beat the Forex Dealer book by Salivini and finally, again , came across the ICT videos, the free Market Makers method I found I don't know if on Babypips.

I tell all this stuff because for a person that can be easily 14 hours a day working on something it is interested in for years, 6-7 years of research is too much and represents one of the biggest efforts and important bets made so far for me.

I saw that my friend's Terry flags existed also on ICT (Michaell calls it IPDA or premium-discount array) and it is nothing else than the bank's settlements probably. I saw the market maker ideas offered as "the work of my life" by a handful of fake traders was nothing else than a bad copy of part of Michael's teachings stolen by these persons.

And after one year studying and practicing Michael Huddlestone teachings, now that I can see with my eyes the buy and sell programs and how they shift, start and end; now that I can spot where orders are designed and where price must go to get profits from either distribution or accumulation processes. After all this and more I also think that ICT is by far the best method and the most effective one I know.

Not only that, he has shared for free all what one needs to trade on Youtube and other places in the past.

A lot of good friends were made during this long journey, my friend JJ, he used to have an office at the Stock Market and make deals for his Goverment overseas; he is also following ICT and apllying it on Nasdaq primarily, I prefer Forex.

The potential of his teaching is actually so strong that I cannot yet define it. There are set-ups like propulsion blocks that could give RRR above 1 to 15 or 20. I created a toolset (I have been working as an IT engineer for 10 years) that just defines multi-level setups for that sole purpose.

I think that anyone who is trying to make his way into trading or wants to improve his style should study ICT style.

I know my English is not flawless, sorry, it is not my language; but I hope my message is understandable.
hello, am quite interested in reading ICT materials but in his you tube page there are some materials missing. would you guide plese
 

FinoptUSA

Member
Well said. Thank you for sharing. I am in my third year and by far, ICT is the clearest understanding of all the countless resources I have used.
 
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Donreddy

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Hello FxGearheads...

My name is Michael and I have been trading for nearly 20 years. I started as a Commodity Trader under the not so profitable tutoring of Ken Roberts. I eventually connected with Larry Williams and well... the rest is history.

I like sharing insights and ideas I employ in my Trading and enjoy mentoring new and developing Fx Traders. I host a website in very earlier development which is entirely free and will never sell or request donations... as well as a Youtube Channel.

I am pleased to see a new startup like this and wish it continued success and growth!

GLGT ;)
Thanks Michael. I am a great follower of your teachings.
 

gon

Member
hello, am quite interested in reading ICT materials but in his you tube page there are some materials missing. would you guide plese

Yes, I think the ICT process implies a bit more of preparation if compared to other systems. But on the ICT's Youtube channel all the materials you need to trade based on ICT are found.


Basically and I won't try to be extensive nor precise in my explanation, if you watch the Youtube videos you will find what you need:

- Market Maker programs.
- Institutional order-flow. Specially order-blocks, pivot points, old highs and lows, breakers and mitigation blocks.
- Interest rates and other correlated factors and instruments.
- Multi-timeframe analysis.
- OTE pattern.
- In order to apply ICT, I think you need to be aware of a key concept that is the break in market structure and the smart-money shift as well; all understood within the ICT conceptual framework that is explained on the ICT Youtube channel.

The BMS is when an important swing is broken announcing a directional bias potential change and the SMS is when there is a return to an old order block or liquidity area, a mitigation of previous orders. ICT teaches to enter during these retracements. The following schema is one of the structures I pursue most often. Just take it as a generic idea, because I may be wrong in my interpretation and it may have flaws.

In any case, please just take it, because I do not teach nor have time to give further explanations about something that is already explained by the author on Youtube.

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My advice, in any case, is to study for six months at least, maybe for one year, all the materials shared on Youtube, taking detailed notes and screenshots. I used to draw by hand even the different chart patterns that Michael describes on his videos. Then you can be practising and studying for another six months. And when you see that you are still not being profitable, then you should start again to study the materials and you will start to match ideas.

You do not need anything else other that was Michael has uploaded to his Youtube channel. One of the most important series is the Scout Sniper series; I think it shows the elementary ideas; but you also need to frame all inside the market-maker program and all the points I have written before.

This is a long journey that requires a lot of work, trading is not anything someone can explain to you, you need to learn it by yourself the same you need to spend 8 hours a day playing piano to become a decent musician.

Finally, Michael has a private mentorship program as well if you find anything missing.
 
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FinoptUSA

Member
I just competed my MBA and I am treating Michael's work like a class at University. I agree, it is all that is needed. His concepts really plug in the holes that were missing with other programs. Thanks for posting.
 
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