Video by Jared Mast

For those who are not familiar with Ray’s track records, here is  a current interview with the Trading Elite.

Ray Barros – How to return 39% a year, for 30 years

I just got done talking to Ray Barros of While Ray may not be known as well in the west, his track record certainly speaks for itself.

Since he started trading more than thirty years ago, his track record reflects a whopping 39 percent per annum return on a compounded basis. This means a hypothetical investment of $1,000 returned over $230,000 in the 17-year period between 1990 and July 2007. He is also the author of ‘The Nature of Trends’ published by Wiley Press. Ray has been regularly featured in regional newspapers and publications like Sydney Morning Herald, Your Trading Edge Magazine, Business Times, and Smart Investor

A lawyer by profession and training, Ray gave up his lucrative law practice in the 1980s to focus on his first love – trading. His initial attempts at trading failed miserably and he suffered heavy losses. But, after making all the mistakes in a trader’s manual and then some, Ray finally hit on a trading approach that gives him the market edge.

This approach has proven effective in both trending and congested markets, allowing him to trade profitably and consistently. Thereafter, he was highly sought after by major banks to manage their funds. At the same time, he was also very much sought after as a trainer to train other institutional traders based on the strategies and techniques he developed.

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7 thoughts on “Video by Jared Mast”

  1. The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate “apparently ordinary” people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people.
    ~K. Patricia Cross

    So, all the “apparently ordinary” people have hope with the help of Ray, right?

  2. Hi Paul

    Tongue in Cheek? (G)

    I hope to do whatever I can to help. Whether or not ‘ordinary people’ achieve their dreams depends on how much effort and determination they summon.

  3. Hi Ray,
    I am serious.

    My belief is that a trading wunderkind would succeed even with a very lousy trading coach/mentor!

    I judge a teacher/coach/mentor, not by his best students, but by the performance of his “average” (intelligence, personality etc.) students.
    – Of course, after they have put in much effort and determination lah! -:)


    If I were a teacher, the following would remind me to stay humble:

    “The test of a good teacher is not how many questions he can ask his pupils that they will answer readily, but how many questions he inspires them to ask him which he finds it hard to answer”
    ~ Alice Wellington Rollins

    A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.
    ~Author Unknown

  4. Good video. Interesting definitions of a good teacher. Ray is a good teacher. His tips and concepts in blog helped me in my trading practice even though I don’t use same technique or time frame.

    For me the last quote in above comment resonates more about what constitutes a good teacher i.e., quote by “Author Unknown”.

    Unfortunately most educational systems and educators (be in school/trading) are geared more toward cloning then developing an individual image.


  5. Hi Paul and D

    Great comments guys.

    Like you, I totally agree with “A teacher’s purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image.”

  6. Hi Ray and D,
    Great minds think alike? LOL LOL!

    May be, Thomas Carruthers and Elbert Hubbard have the best conclusion for all the teachers/educators/coaches/mentors:

    “A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.”
    ~ Thomas Carruthers

    The object of teaching a child is to enable him to get along without his teacher.
    ~Elbert Hubbard

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