Learning to trade the Markets outside of a financial institution is overwhelmingly tough for new entrants. Many fall victim to the noise, inefficiencies & poor quality deliverables that do not prepare them to compete with typically well trained & drilled professionals. EQsIQ solves this problem through premium & comprehensive solutions that aid strictly professional levels of competence.


As¬† Institutional Professionals or groups with looming exams or skills to improve, we realise time is limited & failure ‚Äúisn‚Äôt an option‚ÄĚ. Turn up the brightness, shrink time, get a fresh clear perspective of subjects with less hard text using EQsIQ‚Äôs comprehensive video blackboard summaries that feel like 1-on-1 tutoring, with Test Banks & answers which cultivate mission critical proficiency.


Face to face with an execution platform isn‚Äôt often where advantages are gained. Analysis & Trading is a performance, as such, success must check-in regularly with self-monitoring & practice. EQsIQ weaves Psychology, Risk Analysis, Checklists, operational methodologies & Set-ups together to form a uniquely relevant on-going ‚Äúmust-have‚ÄĚ utility as your Trading Plan Platform.

Your Challenges

If you don’t know where your advantages lay up-front, then how do you know that the path you’re on in your trading is right for you? Why did you choose that route you’re on now?¬†

Before you start learning about different trading strategies, it’s important to take a step back & think about your own personal advantages, & limitations, because we all have them. By doing so, we can start to develop a trading approach that aligns with your strengths & minimizes your weaknesses.

Do you believe that every advantage, no matter how small, should first be deployed to your benefit when planning how you will approach Trading & Investing? Shouldn’t you proceed through a logical process that starts with what is right for you?

We think so.

Also, If you are unsure what you’re doing wrong when striving for profitability, there needs to be a process of measurement that comes early in the learning & Trading process, before any discussion of market strategies so that we can improve what we do as soon as we are aware of what we are doing, correct?

Critical questioning:  Why are you following strategies from person XYZ or company PQX that may not fit your optimum timeframe, personality, or capacity to manage it given your exceptional circumstances? Did you make the decision based on limited knowledge & immediate need to

“do something”? ¬†

How far have you travelled down this track without reversing all the way back to understand properly you & all your personal advantages first?

What education have you seen that puts YOU at the centre of this information universe?

At EQsIQ, we focus on solving this problem.

Been searching for an end-to-end learning solution? Join the queue-of-frustration. An in-depth online search for courses purporting to teach people “how to Trade” returns sources that rarely offer full programmes required to produce a rock-solid basis of understanding.

Obviously, a 2-day seminar or courses that seemingly gift you a “profitable strategy” (really?) are going to fail you because 1) There is no principle of longevity, ongoing self-management or risk control mechanisms that update continually &¬†in accordance with specific SET-UPs ¬†2) Because actually, markets change continuously. 3) It is unlikely¬†those strategies reflect your unique risk appetite or¬†true market preferences, i.e. they don’t account for who you are.

This narrow focus to the unsuspecting is often a time & cost trap, leading to deep duplication of old materials or worse still, a diversion from more relevant content.

There must be a better way.  At EQsIQ, we think so.

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A. Your broker’s objective is to extract commissions through increased order flow from you, not make you money.

B. The aim of¬† that “News” channel is to garner your attention so it can proffer¬†information that keeps you watching ¬†first, & perhaps advertising it’ll¬†display to you second, it isn’t about making YOU money.

C. The goal of that Social Trading App is to have you subscribe &¬†believe that your goals are achieved by somehow being “social” & perhaps following some that were simply lucky on one stock or two but don’t necessarily have any longevity or in many cases know better than you.¬†

So what do you notice from these issues? Well, you are extremely valuable, else they wouldn’t make such noise clamouring for your attention!

The point is that none of them have your primary objective of long-term profitability tightly aligned with their business goals. The noise they make & the focus they steal is often a beguiling distraction. 

Many traders become unwittingly bogged down through¬† this problem because checks &¬†balances aren’t in place to regulate activity properly & avoid the distractions. Can you see this problem left unchecked can halt true performance & development of your unique system?

EQsIQ see the problem, our offerings are “low noise” & “You Centric”¬† because actually, not a single person on the planet will trade like you because your RISK PROFILE STACK ¬ģ is unique. EQsIQ offer¬† just the very best information & tools that add value to those who are committed & seek¬†exceptional professional performance, through programmes and courses that have you and the long term in mind.

Stop the noise, get rid of the obstruction, do it once and do it right with EQsIQ.

You have three choices to acquire a pivotal piece of information necessary to complete a task. Do you

A. Read it?

B. View video about it?

C. Have  one-on-one sessions directly about it?

D. Engage in the activity head-on & learn on the go?

Actually, we tend to have a preference for one or two of the above, & these modes of information processing have huge impacts on the ability to absorb information optimally.

The problem when learning for many is that the information source is rigid in its delivery mechanism, often employing just one  methodology in the mistaken belief said mode fits all information types.  

Do you believe that learning to ride a bicycle is best delivered by text?  What about a decision to compete in Triathlons? Best served by just video?

No, of course not, each situation is best served by a mix of approaches, ¬†but you’ll¬†raise an eyebrow when we point out that most Investing &¬†Trading information is still overwhelmingly delivered exclusively in text. Is this optimal to learning? ¬†

We don’t think so.¬†

So you’re sitting down in front of your execution platform feeling pumped that cash has been transferred & your balance is visible, you are bursting with passion &¬†a strong will¬†to trade your way to financial ¬†freedom. (Told you we’ve been there).

Q. What’s your next move?

The typical newcomer mistake is to operate from a belief system that revolves around the trading platforms buying & selling area. ¬†Ask yourself if you should really be making trade decisions sat in front of your execution platforms order system with your finger on the trigger for 6 hrs of the day (if you’re trading intra-day)?

To compound this problem, the platform is primarily set up to administer buying & selling, not necessarily analytical thinking & assessing risk in your strategies tactics or mechanics of your trade. Most platforms major in  just price action, and even then with  highly variable historic data plans from which you can analyse this data.

In short, not many platforms do a very good job of marshalling your thinking, but many do produce indicator overload with the price action data, often unwittingly marshalling newcomers or the uninitiated into an over-reliance of Technical Analysis for many which take hold & dictate already rudimentary or weak thinking approaches. This is a simple ¬†incredibly¬†hard habitual process to change once set, & can “blow-up” all your credit before you change enough.

Trading is a performance, it has similarities to deep level sporting competition. Just like an Olympic event you cannot expect to just “rock up” to a trading platform unprepared, poorly organised without a fully committed gameplan, wing-it & expect to win, consistently.

The professional ( a¬†possible EQsIQ alumni) on the other side of your impending “newbie” trade is most likely¬†drilled &¬†prepared, perhaps also with access to deep level risk tools &¬†Institutional Grade data analysis, research & news platforms or a reputation amongst peers to maintain. ¬†If you’re going to win at your game ¬†you must come to your execution platform already prepared briefed &¬†knowing exactly what your strategy is so you don’t drift making random trades in the afternoon based on nothing more than hunches.

Could self-monitoring everything you do perhaps solve this problem? We think so.

Do you currently have any recording mechanism in place to note your mood, your strategy tested, market condition? How comprehensive is this? Where is it located? Do you respect it enough to make diligent notes that you reference repeatedly? In short do you have any feedback loop of any kind that forms a part of your overall Trading Plan? Do you even have a fully written, clean & respected Trading Plan you cherish?

One thing is¬†certain, if you aren’t in control of your objectives you will become someone else’s ¬†subject.

To avoid this from happening Self-management is the key, & you’ll be hard-pressed to find any such solution¬†in any execution platform.

Having a plan is not the same thing as executing it properly.  Often standing in the way of good execution of your plan is a lack of a framework that will help monitor the process efficiently.  

Take one strategy you may want to use in your trading. What conditions are right for use of the strategy? Are there any other market dependencies that must align in order to render it useful or not? All these variables & many more will constitute what we refer to as the SET-UP.

Q. How will you know if the set-up is or isn’t¬†successful? Probably the most critical question you could ever ask of your trading. Is this something missing in your approach? If it is missing then how can we implement a system to account for it?

Without such a system in place, ¬†there will be no progress¬†because you won’t have any measure for what works, when & how much it works. Poor Application of your Trading Plan & your set-ups will kill your account balance¬†rapidly ( The “blow-up“).

Furthermore, at the end of the blow-up, you’ll not have learned anything properly about what does &¬†doesn’t work, ¬†why? Because you had no system in place to monitor ¬†your set-ups &¬†record results of the same.

If your funds deplete, you’ll remain in the same position without any advance in your investment learning despite perhaps wasted money on a 2-day seminar¬† which instead of giving you a framework for true independence, tried & failed to help you understand a need to build and deploy a wide range of “weaponry” to slay a shape shifting alien…¬† that can cloak.

¬†Isn’t it time you took your learning seriously and committed properly to something far more rigorously professional for the long term?

If you’ve decided to start Investing & Trading seriously, inevitably this question is coming to find you every time¬†you invest or trade passionately.

Who exactly am I?

It isn’t a soft option filler of a question either. New entrants to the market may have avoided the question, unsure it has any relevance at all to trading. But as you may know, this question is utterly central to success if you want to move beyond the cul-de-sac that is passive anecdotal Investing onto the autobahn of active diligent Trading & Investing.

What is this, an art class for social studies? I want to trade!

No doubt that is the reaction from some but let me ask you to consider this quick exercise.

Have you ever placed your money on the line in a sporting bet or had a high buy-in to a non-financial result such as a final exam, & noticed your mood & behaviour prior, during & then immediately after the event good or bad? What things do you notice about yourself?

The chances are that you identified differences at every stage in your mood & behaviour toward others, including decision approaches towards spending i.e. your output.

Now take that experience at each stage & condense it into 1 hour, experience it. Now take that experience & multiply that cycle throughout the week as passionately as 5 times that single day, feel it.

Astute thinkers will identify emotional turbulence to contend with. Now add to that the anguish of losing money at the end of those daily cycles, week in week out, & quickly this has become an emotional roller-coaster of a week?

As if this wasn’t enough, there are two more layers to go. Take this turbulence you experience, & now imagine having to make decisions about adding more money to pay for another failed exam or repeating the same trade set-up despite knowledge that 3 times prior it failed. ¬†Will you retake the exam? Will you take that 4th trade?¬†

Whilst undertaking all this, your partner or parents are scrutinising your spend on seemingly negative things that are proving unsuccessful, not only that but they have noticed changes in your behaviour & are full of critique & concern.

So now, who are you? How are you responding under market and personal pressure? What behaviours do you notice? Are your decisions involving money the same?

What we are interested in is not the best bits of your mood control or your behaviour, but actually all the faults, all the outbursts, the snap choices, inaction, procrastination, how they manifest & what financial decisions you’re prone to under each phase of these circumstances. Do you force things through without thinking or do you withdraw & fail to make decisions at all?

If you believe that without preparation or understanding about how you behave under financial pressure you can stumble through without turbulence, please think again. The good news is, if you know the emotions leading to behaviours XYZ are coming, you can prepare for them to reduce their influence until you’re skilled in managing yourself.

As an independent Investor, you must become a Researcher, Analyst, Psychologist, Risk manager & drilled practitioner of your tools to a professional competence rarely found in the toolbox of most people. ¬†Is it any wonder, that the unsuspecting poorly prepared Investor so often fails at trading due to mismanaged expectations? Can you see why a course that claims to teach you to trade in 2 days isn’t worth the time?

We’ll have Courses & Lessons under our Risk Profile ™ & Risk Pressure ™ tags, available in every programme we produce because were committed to truth & our goals are aligned directly with those of our students in courses that grow with your development over the long term.

Can you afford to procrastinate?

Our Principles


EQsIQ upholds the highest standards of ethics & accountability. There is no compromise.

The company was started in part because there was a shocking limited supply of quality educational sources outside of institution associated postgraduate programmes of study. ¬†You will find no claims about the promise of vast levels of wealth possible from taking a course or programme completion. We do not even claim any processes gleaned will provide you with any means to guaranteed wealth & there is a fundamental reason we don’t. In short, making such claims is as ridiculous as an MBA programme citing vast levels of wealth on course completion, it is dishonest & misleading, even though most students take an MBA for exactly those reasons, but that is a personal matter, we cannot trade or invest for you.

That said, the core content used to compile programmes & courses is of the highest calibre & come primarily from the same origins used to educate professional Investment & Portfolio Managers, Hedge Fund Analysts & Traders typically already in possession of a good graduate level qualification. 

The emphasis at EQsIQ is the provision of education first followed by an additional layer of insights (Hacks) that seek relationships between the core education.

The third layer of information relates to the practicalities of planning & execution using what has been learned prior. The goal is that you will professionally devise strategies with set-ups for yourself instead of any need to seek out questionable or misleading strategies from less than competent sources.  

EQsIQ offers deep level education, but we are not offering any specific investment advice. We simply do not provide any information on which stocks to pick, Forex pair to trade, Futures or Options contracts to buy/ sell, or which named exchanges or products to subscribe to.  No information contained in any Programme, Course or Lesson from this website or communication should be taken as any signal or guide as to where to invest.  Where any such product, service, contract or stock is mentioned, it is done so purely for descriptive educational purposes only. 

That said our independence is liberating for our students because our “low noise” means we are not endorsing any external product or service other than the educational content provided via our automated Learning Management System.¬†You’ll receive no annoying ads, or view information specifically displayed to support any hidden agenda to mislead or add bias with the result of selling product that don’t relate to your investment in your life-changing education.

You will not find any plagiarised materials on EQsIQ, all video, text & data presented is fully our own intellectual property & has taken much effort to produce, check & organise.

You won’t find any of this material reproduced anywhere else on the internet & because it has our stamp of originality, we would welcome any assistance in identifying any theft of copyright at your first convenience. We are here not only to protect your investment but also your privacy too by never offering out or selling your details to any third party.

EQsIQ, a name you can trust.

If you need any clarification regarding our ethical practice, please let us know, we are here 24/7, or simply find clarity in our site terms and disclaimers for more specific information.

As an antidote to the Fragmentation of information in this field across books, courses & academic materials of varying complexity, EQsIQ has consolidated & distilled these into a knowledge core.  

By centralising our deep-level research from close to a thousand sources (& growing), this information is not only easy to access but has been painstakingly edited, filtered, redesigned, bolstered, trimmed, assessed & refined for your benefit. This removes duplication & because it is ordered & connected logically, much better retention of relevant knowledge 

Additionally, this process is ongoing, meaning we are committed to modernity, whereas many internet sources are of disappointingly limited value or questionable quality, often grossly outdated & frankly with basic information or strategies that don’t often work but can completely waste time for weeks or months until its lack of relevancy is realised by you. Remember, we’ve been there, that’s the reason for our quality output. ¬†

Remember, we’ve been there, it isn’t pretty, EQsIQ was established for this reason. ¬†

You cannot improve anything without   means with which to measure it. In the pursuit of proficiency, the cornerstone of superior performance involves feedback loops from practice & testing, just ask any professional Athlete or Chess Master.

The key to improvement involves the recording of your inputs during learning, & the continual use of this data as a yardstick to measure improvement.

Track progress through courses simulations & tests to provide valuable self-mentoring feedback that keeps your advancement in the right direction as you progress.

EQsIQ, kings of feedback

You !

With an intuitive learning workflow, EQsIQ discovers more about you, your psychology & preferences that bring a unique perspective to your market advantages.  

By building on your advantages first, we maximise the suitability of your pathway & thus reduce learning time, boost your progress & enhance your likelihood of reaching your Trade or investment goals. 

EQsIQ absolutely believe you have more advantages in the game than you think, let us help you uncover them & best align your true self to the markets, to tip the balance of probabilities further in your favour. 

You are actually the “edge”, the advantage, let EQsIQ help you uncover this, well show you how.

With our centralised CoreBody of knowledge, you can plot a Learning Pathway through, thus creating your own Programme of study depending upon your needs. 

You could elect to advance broadly across all disciplines specifically at the highest level (3), or be more specific choosing our extensive Trade Hacks section say, whilst opting for the foundation (level 1) only for example.

We have all possible Learning Pathways covered to suit your unique circumstance for today whilst protecting that investment by discount off your next programme purchase should you opt for more modules.   

At EQsIQ, we won’t ever proffer nonsense to those already vulnerable to exploitation on the basis they do not yet understand what it is they seek. Having been there, lost a few T-Shirts & an eye-watering amount of money in the early days, we established this site as an antidote to the sheer volume of hyperbole & misinformation about this issue. We hope to bring you a professionality unknown in this sector by exceeding your expectations.

Adopting the right skills to trade involves absorbing a multifaceted curriculum from academic subjects like Economics right the way through to an understanding of Statistics, probabilities &¬†Psychology¬†since the biggest battle of all is¬†with self. Once you understand this principle it becomes immediately apparent that a 2-day seminar claiming to “teach you how to be profitable” is an exercise in fantasy &¬†unethical marketing practices.

As such, we are here for the long term because learning to invest or trade, requires unexpected focus, determination, &¬†a keen dedication to acquiring knowledge. It is not unlike preparing for an Olympic sport. The reason so many seemingly fail has more to do with the realization of these expectations at a late stage &¬†less about Trading alone being a difficult activity by itself to master. It isn’t, placing a trade is actually one of the easiest things to do, however having a system &¬†following it¬†scientifically is where the problems of self-management creep in.


¬†EQsIQ will be with you every step of the way through this journey and if you stick with it, you’ll not only save money by reducing your risk of account “blowout” but we’ll help you avoid scams, disreputable instruments & irrelevant tools for your ¬†system, whilst being utterly reasonable with¬†your paid ¬†investment in our ethical learning courses & programmes (Fair’s fair).¬†

VENNESLA-LIBRARY-AND-CULTURE-HOUSE-NORWAY-best-libraries-architectureNothing  hinders Learning more than disorganised, disparate information.

A quick search of  much investing & trading information online &  examination at many sites delivers disorganised noise.

Without a system in place to compartmentalise it tag it log it and order it, learning in the area seems like an uphill struggle, this is typically best seen on many sites where News is delivered sequentially by date as opposed to access according to  any organised grid or site-list presentation. Although this may be relevant for their  immediate audience, it is something at every level EQsIQ seeks to avoid.

You will always know where you are, and how far you have come, how much progression is required and your position in the information provided. This helps to shrink perceived volume of information, increase motivation to complete, and aid a natural intuitive connection between the various stages of the materials.

Ultimately, you won’t get frustrated that things seem disorganised &¬†unruly, no, “not on our watch”.

EQsIQ Road-Map

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All paths lead out from this core base.

Using premium information sources from both academic & the absolute best professional Financial Education Bodies & Associations, we are painstakingly developing rich on-line mixed-media presentations, summaries, Programmes, Courses behavioural checklists & revision materials, accessible through the cloud, allowing learning & practice scenarios to take place anywhere.

Ensuring full subject coverage, this high- quality CORE EDUCATION content is sourced also from the same content base Professionals have studied hard to acquire to boost competence amongst leading Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, Research Firms, Market Makers & Multinationals.

Individuals looking to learn how to trade will find this core to be both enlightening & of tremendous personal leverage as it comprehensively addresses the gaps in their knowledge so often left unresolved through current routes to trading markets, whilst uniquely placing you your beliefs values and character right at the centre of it.

In short, the core education on offer will transform understanding & leapfrog you to the front of the competition, making individuals less prone to false dependencies from poor products, or inappropriate service offerings that so often steal precious focus.

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Independent Investors have a unique set of circumstances regarding the management of self. As new entrants to the markets, preconceived notions need to be examined & typically altered, beliefs & fears relating to personalised risk-on-risk-off behaviours identified & reshaped.

Too often, the current assistance provided in making what are profound psychological changes, if at all addressed, are anecdotal, or insufficient.

EQsIQ has committed to deep innovation in the provision of tools, methods & procedures within select courses using advanced tools & Psychological Inventories, to help candidates assess themselves & develop, or even change beliefs that may sabotage Investment behaviours & activities.  Make no mistake, this issue changes fortunes.

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External to institutions, & in the absence of corporate risk tools, training, or the pressures of departmental compliance directives, the Individual Investor has a unique challenge when it comes to managing risk because they must manage themselves without direction.

EQsIQ has identified the need to rigorously research & create unique frameworks to help manage these components of “personalised” risk so often left out in the poorly constructed learning materials typically available today elsewhere.

For better Investor & trader analysis, awareness & performance, managing personal risk is central to performance. Claiming it as “unnecessary” isn’t an option in any credible learning material, for here “there be dragons!“.

Our focus, our courses &¬†tools are closely aligned with your best interest &¬†sitting in front of an execution tool looking for guidance about that risk is not the best way to seek your “friendships“! (Join our webinars now to find out why!).

By having courses that tackle this area of Risk, we can drill down to a more practical level to better understand its components such as Probability, Volatility, Statistics, Stochastics, Time Series processes, Seasonals & Money Management & its Multiplier effects.

¬†We brief you comprehensively on ways to reduce risk, manage leverage & “stay-in-the-gameso you can keep batting for your wins.¬†

We then focus on methods to re-invest to meet your objectives, all of which acts as a great prelude to formulating your Trading Plan & managing your Set-Ups library within it.

Stop getting sidelined by that noise, do it all once & do it well with ongoing assistance from EQsIQ.

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Once the gaps in the education are filled, the issue of putting it to use is next.  

We dovetail seamlessly from Strategies to their Tactics, & then how we can use our Mechanics to implement or execute these principles correctly in markets.

New entrants to Investing will begin to see how a failure to establish a solid educational core, leaves the ability to conceive Trading Strategies severely hampered. It is for this reason; we place so much emphasis on the core education because it gives you so much more room “to Dance”.

Making sense?

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If all paths lead outward from our core educational base, eventually all learning dovetails inward to populate the Trading Plan. 

The Trading Plan is your Operating Document that marshals your workflow, rules & personalised checklists. 

The Trading Plan thus contains the principles of your short, mid & long-term objectives, personal rules, checklists, personality flags, best matched Hacks, trade building blocks, chosen markets, time frames, risk rules, money management rules, Strategies, Tactics, Trade Mechanics & a rolling database of your Set-ups Library.

To put it mildly, we believe it will be a new paradigm, the best Plan of its kind available anywhere a new benchmark & it is being continually refined.

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Our “Electronic Gymnasium” is our umbrella term referring to those aspects of our cloud platform that are tied to testing, simulation & practice.

For Professionals looking for Exam Prep study assistance, not only do we provide unique Video Blackboard Summaries of concepts for easy reference with full course coverage, but we also provide extensive testing with feedback for each unit of learning in our Performance Playground 

Pass marks & summarised analysis of scores will enable students to understand better which areas require focus whilst challenging themselves further by test at any time to assess progress.

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From our research, we discovered papers such as a review of the effectiveness of 10 commonly used learning techniques by Dunlosky, Rawson et al. They found that techniques, such as the rereading of material, mnemonic devices or underlining, were of surprisingly poor efficacy.

Hmm…rereading? We listened.

Techniques involving taking practice tests & spreading out learning over regular but distributed time slots (Distributed Practice) were found to be most beneficial across a broad spectrum of people.

EQsIQ produced Video Blackboard content to replace your need to reread volumes of text during the revision phase.

Videos’ have a better record for memory retention & cognition because they engage concentration through visually dynamic cues. Another by-product of this communication method is the speed of adoption of new concepts, & time matters to working professionals.

At EQsIQ the epiphany was apparent, & the phrase employed loudly was “no brainer”. So, Exam Prep by use of extensive testing now meets enhanced revision practices through quick video search &¬†review to boost your progress whilst helping you¬†get to grips with concepts you’ll remember. Simple.

Let’s get started, sign-up, there’s a lot to cover

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