Founded by former prop shop owner Morad Askar AKA FuturesTrader71 or FT71, Stage Five Trading takes a completely unique approach to futures brokerage.
In my recent note to Anthony Giacomin, Managing Partner at Stage 5, as to why I felt comfortable recommending Stage 5 to my clients, I stated: "frankly most outfits are a different variation of the same means to an end whereas you guys are trying to do something special."
My relationship with Morad goes back to 2009, when I started noticing him on Twitter and StockTwits. It quickly became apparent that our values and our beliefs about certain things were very much in alignment.
Professionally, Morad can be credited with the significant advancement of Volume Profiling, a variation of Market Profile, in the futures industry. Then in 2011 I was his first client when he launched into offering brokerage.
Stage 5 Trading offers traders access to professional level risk controls. If this was all you got from Stage 5 it alone would be worth it. At least every month I get an email from someone who recently found our site and has been "trading" with absolutely no risk controls in place. Many who have lost significant amounts of money, unnecessarily. If you are trading without a trading plan or risk controls in place, stop trading now.
In addition to professional level risk controls, Stage 5 offers traders a client chat room moderated by FT71 with a focus on current market conditions and areas of interest based on Volume Profile for the E-mini S&P-500, educational webinars, and the S5 Trade Analyzer, a tool designed to help traders analyze and understand the key metrics of their trades and thereby improve performance, and inspired by the same tools Morad used to measure trader performance at his prop shop.
If you are ready for a brokerage whose vision is "to bring a fundamental change to the trading community" and ready to work with a broker who will act as your personal advocate, contact Stage 5 at 1-312-896-9897 and ask for Managing Partner Anthony Giacomin.