After starting as a novice almost 17 years ago, Sam progressed to full-time trader, Fund Manager and Lead Instructor at Online Trading Academy. After helping to develop their Core Strategy curriculum and the pioneering XLT Live Education Program, Sam is one of a handful of Instructors teaching the All Asset Mastery XLT to an elite group of Mastermind Graduates. Sam also trades and teaches Equities, Wealth Management, Futures, Options and Commodities. Sam decided to learn to trade when he became jaded with his media career. He dabbled with life coaching but his passion for the money markets was too great. Sam's career history enables him to combine his trading knowledge with his presenting and coaching skills with ease - resulting in a great learning experience for students. Sam's style is all about simplicity over complex indicators and strategies. He focuses on strict risk management principles, a no-gimmicks approach to price action and solid risk to reward ratios. In 2013, 2015 and 2016, Sam's Lessons from the Pros articles were instrumental in Online Trading Academy being awarded the Forex Best award from FXStreet.com for Best Educational Article. Sam was also awarded Best Webinars Educator in 2015. A native of London, UK, Sam was also awarded his Green Card in late 2015 for his expertise and knowledge as an educator and mentor in the Financial Markets.