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How Price Action Trading Changed My Life and How it Can Change Yours Too

living-lifestyle-beachToday, I wanted to get a little more personal with you. I want to share my story with you, the story of how I went from a struggling young trader, to living the life I always dreamed of.

My hope is that by learning how I became a successful trader, you will find motivation, insight and strategies to help you ‘write’ a happy ending to your own trading story.

This is the story of how price action trading changed my life…

Back when I was about 16 years old, nearing the end of my high school career, all the other kids were setting their sights on which University they would attend. Whilst I did give university some thought and later on, a quick try, something deep inside of me was telling me that it just wasn’t for me and that I wanted something different, something more.

It was around this time, when my high school ran a stock trading demo competition. As I was already interested in the stock market and the potential money to be made from it, I entered the competition. Of course, I was immediately hooked on trading after the competition started. I had been ‘bitten’ by the trading bug, so to speak.

Fastforward to 3 years later

After attending university and realizing I had no idea what I wanted to do there, I quickly decided it wasn’t for me. Whilst I had been dabbling with trading since finishing high school, it was around the time I quit university that I really decided to give trading a solid try.

Back then, there wasn’t as much or as easily accessible information on trading as there is today. So, I had to learn from books and from a couple other local traders I knew. Much of what I was learning was based on trading with indicators, so I give that an honest try for a while.

Well, after losing more money than I could afford at the time, I started to get discouraged with trading. All the indicators and different trading systems began to make me feel overwhelmed and like maybe I wasn’t ‘smart enough’ to make money trading.

Luckily for me, it was right around this time when I was about to give up and head back to university, that I discovered something life-changing; I didn’t need indicators to tell me what a market might do next.

My “ah-ha” moment…

After spending several years struggling, searching for that “Holy-Grail” trading system and failing miserably, I had my “ah-ha” moment, a moment that consisted of two main realizations:

  1. I was looking at everything except the most important thing; pure price action.
  2. I was trading way too much, thinking way too much and generally just over-complicating the trading process. I needed to become a minimalist trader.

Now, I am not saying that I instantly started making a lot of money, but it was at this time that I knew I was on the right track. I started seeing instant improvement in my trading once I took off all the indicators clouding my view of the price action and once I stopped over-trading.

It seems as if every trader starts off thinking they should trade a lot and that they need to ‘know’ a lot to make money in the markets. However, given enough time, I believe any trader will eventually come to the same realizations I did; that less is more and price action is the key.

Fast-forward another three years

I realized I only needed a few core price action setups and that is what I began focusing on. After a few years of focusing solely on price action and on trading less like a ‘machine-gunner’ and trading more like a sniper, I finally started seeing my trading account consistently increasing in value.

Hopefully, one thing you are thinking to yourself (if you’ve read this far), is that this didn’t happen overnight for me, as many people think it will. It took me a period of approximately six years from when I first got hooked on trading to when I finally began to see the ‘light’ at the end of the tunnel.

Now, every trader and person is different, so don’t think it will take you any certain amount of time to become a successful trader. In fact, it should take you less time than it took me, in part because you have me guiding you and giving you articles like this one. I also have put everything I learned and all my trading strategies into my price action course, which will significantly shorten your learning curve. As I said earlier, when I was learning there was no place I could go to learn or no online mentors offering solid education on price action. That is one reason why I do this; to give back and help other young struggling traders who remind me of myself when I began.


Today, I am living the life I always knew I wanted and knew I could have if I focused enough and stayed disciplined. Through the power of simplicity, price action and patience, I have achieved a real coffee shop trader life. Meaning, I can go anywhere I want when I want and still make more than enough money to have a great life, all from trading with price action and understanding how the markets work and what role my own thoughts and behavior play.

I trade end of day strategies, meaning I focus on the daily charts and other higher time frames, this gives me the ability to not have to be glued to my computer / charts all the time. Yet, I can still take advantage of big moves in the market and make more than enough money each month even without being in a trade all the time. In short, I have freedom. The freedom to do what I want, be financially independent and be my own boss. I am not tied down to a 9-5 job at a company that only cares about its bottom line.

This is what price action has done for me and now it’s time to see what it can do for you…
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About Nial Fuller

is a Professional Trader & Author who is considered ‘The Authority’ on Price Action Trading. He has a monthly readership of 250,000+ traders and has taught 15,000+ students since 2008.
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  1. Lancelot Dunbar says:

    I am so fascinated by this price action theory and I am loving it. At first I was introduced to a lot of clutter on my trading chart which got me scared but since coming Across Nial I know I will be successful.

  2. juris says:

    I really enjoy all your articles, they make me think more about my approach to trading – keep it simple , great believer in that. Keep up the great website !!

  3. Ivane Zurabishvili says:

    I like articles from Nial, they as always are timely and necessary,
    good luck Nial!

  4. Kazi Almamun Polash says:

    Thank you very much nial.

  5. George Gaul says:

    You just described me to a “T”!!! Looking forward to more relaxed trading.

  6. Wale says:

    Good Article from a Great Mentor- I love the sincerity of the way you turned the corner after the Light on Price Action.Many so called experienced trader will paint a picture of easy road.Thanks COACH.

  7. inderjeet says:

    meaning fullllllllllllll
    motivate articallllll
    its not artical its ais successful person life thanx nial sir you are greatt man in the world love u

  8. sez says:

    Thank you Nial for this article. I discovered your website 2010 , just when i was about giving up on forex. Your articles ( George Soros 1992 fakey)opened my eyes to price action and that was my ha ha!! moment. I didnt know the work just started, things where not as easy as i thought. I discovered that discipline, patience is the key with pure price action which you already stated. It took me extra 4 years to understand the dynamics of price action. Thanks Nial.

  9. Dale Kevin says:

    Nial, I started seeing light in Forex Trading and a future in this career when I started reading your articles.
    Thanks a lot man! I’m gonna follow your path! ;-)

  10. vijayendra says:

    I’m struggling with many indicator , your article gave me a light in my trading.
    Thank you Nile. I appreciate wholeheartedly

  11. Legioneer says:

    Nial, thank you for saving my life time!

  12. Mav says:

    It was really a game changer. Nial has profound knowledge in Price action trading and he is really the master. I am thankfull to you !!

    Let others also blessed with the trading knowledge.

  13. Malvika says:

    Thanks for this valuable article! I have just started a live account but your key points are already showing a difference. God bless you & fam!!

  14. Sthembiso Nzuza says:

    I was a bit shocked when I saw the number of years it took you to turn to price action and the love you had for trading from the beginning that is exactly what drove you all the way without quitting. This is exactly what happened to me I sent you an email a while ago about myself and trading. I will never turn back, thanks Nial.

  15. Arthur says:

    Inspiring. I trust that all young traders use your guide on price action trading. I am nearing seventy and want to make this my income. Never too late to start. I am just making all of those mistakes you mentioned. Thank you for shortening my learning time.

  16. Michael Needham says:

    Niall, you have just reminded me that I am my own worst enemy when it comes to trading. Great article; just what I needed right now. I am going to be properly self-disciplined and diligent from here on.

  17. mohammad reza says:

    thank you NIAL. your articles and educations are the best and effective things i have learned about forex. god bless you.thanks again

  18. Simy Sadoun says:

    Thanks for this candid article. With your help, I hope to become a good trader.

    Simy Sadoun

  19. ezyprint says:

    Great article as always

  20. Godwin says:

    Nial, you have been up and down ensuring that the trading community succeed. Your price action strategies is second to none and will forever remain fresh in my memory. God will enrich you with more wisdom about trading.

  21. Akeel Mustafa says:

    Inspiring as always. Simple and easy but patience and time are relevant. Bewildered how 10% make it and 90% don’t.

  22. phillip graham says:


    Thanks very much for sharing this inspirational story into your personal trading career! I have been following you for a few years now and although I have still lots to learn, I seem to be making a steady if small profit – only on a small trading account at the moment. I am really serious about making a successful career from trading the market and by following your simple but effective price action strategies I hope to make consistent profits from it.

    Once again thankyou for taking the time to help out up and coming traders like myself it is appreciated


    After reading this article I sat ‘MYSELF’ down on the sit before me and “TALKED” sense into my head.
    Thanks so much dear Nial. It shall be well with you. My result will soon be ‘announced’.

  24. carlos says:

    Dear Neal
    Thank you so much. you are an inspiration.


  25. patrick says:

    Thanks Nial: nothing like price action. Price is always the leading indicator of all time.thanks.


    lovely piece.one of the most inspiring.thanks Nial

  27. Stephen Gbaluke says:

    Hello Nial
    Its always a pleasure to read your post they are always and ever inspiring and I believe that strict adherence
    to your pieces of advice and lessons on forex trading will surely lead to a profitable trading.

  28. Brian says:

    Thanks always Nial. You’re simple approach is a breath of fresh air. The trading community needs your help. Be well…

  29. Brett Reynolds says:

    Well….you’d think i would have learned..by now…i mean…it’s only been 4+ yrs! Hey Ho! Don’t make the mistake i’ve been making for last 4yrs. ie. Reading all of the Articles…and then ‘switching’!!

  30. Haroun Kola says:

    Thanks for this article sharing your own story. I’ve been inspired by you for many years and have been telling anyone who asks to learn trading to check out your course. I’m glad that I didn’t get sucked into learning the indicators or day trading and even though my progress is slow and (using a small account size) the returns are low now, they’re consistent and I see progress daily.

    Mainly by not being in the market all the time and over trading.

  31. Jerome says:

    Excellent as usual….
    I am really “narrowing” my indicators and using more price action and MA’s…

    Thanks to you Nial


    ” An honest narration of a successful Trading Journey; from a GENTLEMAN whose sole intention is to help Majority of Traders, still struggling to improve their Trading.

    NIAL’s Message is LOUD & CLEAR: (1) Price Action is the KEY. (2) Stop over trading – Less is More. (3)Trade like a SNIPER. (4)Trade only on higher time frame; Daily & H4. (5) Truly understand the concept of TLS in your live trading.

    Lucky are those, who are affiliated with NIAL in one way or the other.

  33. Aubrey says:

    excellent article
    and definitely inspiring me to work very hard towards my dream life of eventually being a ” coffee shop trader”

  34. Fabio Restrepo says:

    Thank you a million Sir. I never stop learnijng from you.

  35. Nuri Nazrullaev says:

    Would love to hear more about things that you keep youself busy before turning trading into full time endevor.

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