Mike Rykse

Mike Rykse
Options Analyst

What are you currently trading?
The main market I trade is the 10 Year U.S. Treasury Note which I trade on an active basis using the 144 tick chart. I also trade the Russell 2000 emini futures contract using the 292 share bar chart. Swing trading stocks using options is the third part of my trade plan. I take my entries off both the 195 minute and daily charts.

And where are you from?
I am from Kalamazoo, Michigan which is a small town 2.5 hours from Chicago. I still reside there to this day.

So why did you become a trader?
I started trading in 2002 during my freshman year of college. While studying business, I decided to do a research project on the stock market. From that point on, I have been addicted to the financial markets. I love working with numbers and I enjoy the new challenges that trading brings every day.

And how did you hook up with NetPicks?
I started working for NetPicks during the summer of 2008. I was a longtime member of the NetPicks trading systems and was really excited to be asked to come on board to help train new members. I really enjoy the interaction with fellow traders. The community of traders is one of the best features of working for NetPicks. When I first started trading, I was fortunate to have a few experienced traders walk alongside me to help me become a successful trader. It was a goal of mine early on to someday provide that help to other traders. NetPicks gives me the opportunity to do just that every day.

What do you think sets the NetPicks Trading systems apart from the rest?
I love the NetPicks trading methods because they allow me to trade so many markets with just one system. They really gives me the flexibility to adjust to the ever changing market conditions in today’s financial world. The Seven Summits Trader (SST) is simple but yet powerful, which can be a difficult combination to find in a trading system.

How many other courses, strategies, etc. did you try before finding your current method?
I tried numerous other trading systems before finding the SST. I spent thousands of dollars searching for a system that would produce consistent results. The SST is the one of the few systems that I have used that has given me the results I am looking for.

What are the top benefits you think members have gotten from the mentor classes and/or live training rooms? Why do you think the mentor class is so successful?
The mentor class is so powerful because it gives traders the opportunity to work with coaches that have been through the same struggles. The program is designed to cover all the aspects of trading that are often overlooked by the retail trader. Best of all, the coaches are there to help develop a personal trade plan and then hold the trader accountable to that plan. Not only do the coaches have years of experience in the markets, we are all trading the systems in our own personal trading each day.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with traders considering a NetPicks trading system?
I started out as a customer of NetPicks so I have seen both the customer side and the business side. I can tell you that all the coaches at NetPicks are all committed to doing everything we can to help you become a successful trader. I have put the system to the test each day for the past 2 years with my hard earned money. If you are looking for a system that will help you become the consistent winner that all traders want to be then the NetPicks Seven Summits Trader is for you.