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

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By in Nial Fullers’ Blog November 24th, 2016 | 111 Comments

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…
If your ready to learn how to trade with the same price action strategies that myself and our 20,000+ students use to trade, click here to learn more.

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  1. Divas mishra

    Hi Nail,
    I would like to thank you for your guide through article. I was also insearch of something simple because i don’t want to make thinghs coplicated after reading your article about pure price action and minimalist attitude. It boosted my confidence. Once again i would like to Thank you

  2. JUN

    Thank you Nail ! your story will inspire me to be successful.


    Thank you Mr Nial, this is highly inspiring.

  4. John Ede

    This is a great piece and hope-giving to the weary traders
    May God bless the more

  5. Ben Chama

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience with me so inspiring.

  6. Sergio M

    Hey Nial.

    Nice post. Writing your personal experiences, (moments of distress and others of succeed, just any other person) is motivating. I got some books about price action on the web. I have just start learning about FOREX and your posts and lessons from your site are of great help.
    Many thanks. Keep on sharing knowledge. Be well!!!

  7. petja tiainen

    I wish I knew this trading stuff twenty years ago. Well ,it is not too late to start trading and hoping to be financially free some day. Thanks Nial for encouraging words!

  8. Allan

    Love this thanks

  9. Joel

    Thanks alot, no turning back

  10. Rene John

    Thank you so much nial. Your the best!

  11. Mahlomola

    Yeah it’s really encouraging to hear this
    Kind of strategies when i was about to quit but now i know i can make..thanks a lot

  12. Oseni Nasiru-deen

    Thanks, your story look encourage to me and tells me not to quit but I was almost getting tired and ready to quit the system .

  13. Daniel

    Your story gives me a strength not to quite.

  14. Joe

    Thanks for sharing your story Nial

    • Daniel

      Thanks for sharing, your story gives me a strength not to quite.

  15. andrew ntsapi

    Ueahnwh. I feel very inspired that one day i will achieve great thu gs through trading

  16. Robert Merritt

    Thanks for sharing your experience.

    • Sanjeet

      Hi Nial

      I have been following you and your answer to my query was also helpful,I am stuck with a thought in mind if you could guide would be great help.
      As now a days more and more people are entering markets having learnt from a mentor where in they are being taught basic patterns,strategies,etc etc..however even the big fish mush be aware of this as they are here to make money and not to loose so don’t you think they are quick enough to adapt to newer strategies where in we would not be able to find patterns as studied while live trading.

  17. ERIC

    After reading this far, I observed some mistakes that would have kept me under consistent run down of account. I just want to thank you for this eye opening articles.


    I’m motivated
    Thanks to you

  19. Vasco Fernandes

    Great explanation about your path, very inspiring.

    • Prekebena

      Thanks so much.

  20. Ada

    This is very inspiring and encouraging. Thank you so much. I appreciate your determination to help others succeed like you.

  21. Joseph

    Thanks so much for your motivation, the article is really inspiring. Looking forward to follow your footsteps in trading.

  22. Darlington

    What you have given me is priceless and I am most grateful this. I have traded unsuccessfully for more than seven years with all manner of Indicators. What you have done is to remove the cobwebs that have been covering my eyes. I would like to know you more, THANK YOU and God bless you.

  23. Henry

    Wow i have learnt alot from these articles thanks alot i can’t wait to register for the training

    • Promise

      Fuller thanks alot I really appreciate all your efforts in bringing this articles to reach us here, thanks may God bless you sir.

  24. mamun

    still now which i learned , most of them from your blog. thanks for your help.

  25. Dickson

    Thank you Sir for willing to share your life journey in this trade with us and for great insights. Looking forward to great learning with you.

    • Erickson

      This is inspiring….thank you very much

  26. Nelson Ntharametse

    Hi Nial

    Thank you very much for this wonderful news, you really inspired me.

  27. Edgar

    Yours is great real life inspiration to me.
    Will adhere to your teachings with the aim of being self supporting and giving opportunities to my loved ones.


  28. Henfy

    Journey to greatness starts from humble beginning. As they say,no cross, no crown. Thanks very much for this soul-lifting motivational article. I will fall and and pick myself up to follow your foot steps. Great teacher and mentor.

  29. Elliot

    Hi Nial your articles are very inspiring and informative. But when is end of day according to you? You are saying you use end of day strategies. Does this mean midnight and not sleeping?

    • Godwin

      It means he trade the setup from the daily chat. Place and forget till the end of the day, then u check again

  30. Frank

    Thanks Nial. I’m new to trading, there is a lot I don’t understand yet but reading this article has given me insight and courage to continue. You are making it, I can make it too

  31. Amanyunose sade

    Thanks a lot, Nial for this article .Very beneficial as usual.

  32. NKAMA

    Your article is Very motivating sir. If you could do it, i too can do it!
    Thank you so much.

  33. Tessy

    Getting this directly on my mail box was a real gift. It was superb.
    Knowing the story of your mentor keep you going. It shows it will never be easy but it achievable if given a solid try. I am ready for a solid try.

  34. Evens

    I camw accross your course and loving it.

  35. Jerry

    I love this phrase “I decided to give trading a solid try”.
    This is superb!

  36. Veronica

    wow, i get the link to this article right in my inbox after i chat with you.
    really feels like you are sending this special to me.

    thank you so much for being riil and for the encouragement.


    • Cathiya

      Hi Mr Nial Fuller. I am not a trader yet but I want to start trading and your articles have given me a glimpse of what to do or to expect from trading. I was hoping if you could teach me more on trading

  37. Harry

    Powerful and i currently can relate to your early days of trading.I cannot wait to be part of your community

  38. Еlena

    Thank you, Niall, for your success story. The path was not easy. You should have endured disappointment, disbelief, but something prevented you from giving up everything. You were persistent and believed in victory. We, your students, are much easier. We can study the price action under your direction. And we have the opportunity to ask questions and know that you will help find the answer.

  39. Bongani

    Great article, Nail.
    Glad to be part of the community.

  40. Zinnur

    Very motivating article! Thanks


      Thanks for your encouragement!. GOD will answer my prayer as he answered your own oo! Thanks for your help.

  41. Mel Fischer

    Hi Nial,

    Thank you very much for this article.
    My trading journey looks very similar to yours ( with all the ” Holy Grail System ” blah ), and all I can say is that I’m so happy to have found your blog !
    I think it’s awesome that you’re doing all of this, and I’m grateful for it.

  42. Raphael Arrey

    Thanks Mr Fuller for you great concern.I will soon join your price action community.

  43. Amos

    Thanks Nial. Yesterday I made profit and decided to trade today thinking I might make a bunch too but ended up losing.
    I think there is something am missing because am a beginner and haven’t read enough and emotions too might have contributed to the fail, thanks to you that am learning its good to trade way less and make more than trade more and lose more.

  44. Agatha

    Thank you nial as beginner trader from you I learn a lot and I know through ur my trading career would be easy to succeed I thank God I meet right mentor like the way ur trade the way ur teach ur lifestyle ur insipire me a lot nial my goal is to be like ur nial professional trader


    Thank you Nial

  46. Haggai Zeriga

    Thanks a lot, real life experience teaching is from the heart, I can see the light in the Tunney

  47. Robinson. M

    Thank you Nail for the article. As a starter it has given me the hope in forex trading.

  48. Jacky Jay

    Thanks Nial

  49. rasul

    thanks nial …this was excellent

    • Meshack Ahmed K Tsae

      Hi Mr Nial Fuller, as a young trader I have been following a lot of trading content from a lot of sources some confusing, but i came across Price Action trading a month ago of which your article confirms as “the way and the light to enlightenment” haha.
      Thank you and god bless sir.

  50. Elton

    Thank you Nial this article means a lot to me i always enjoy to hear someone’s story.

  51. santun

    Thank u.

  52. Opuere

    Thank you

  53. Amos Nsobila

    Thanks a lot

  54. Cletus

    Thanks for giving back allowing us to hopefully pay forward one day

  55. Thembile

    Thank you so much Mr Nial.

  56. Mutiu

    Thank you

  57. Soe Than Oo

    Thank you so much for leading what I should do in forex market.

  58. Valma Peck

    Yes, complicated lessons only lead to more complications for the learner. I like what I see in these articles and I hope to begin the official learning process really soon. Thanks for clarity, Nial!!

  59. Yudi

    I see and do not comment , the next lesson master …

  60. Emeka Egwim

    ‘Less is more’ has sent me on the quest to understanding the simple price action approach of ‘minimalistic ‘trading with more vigor. Great post as usual .

  61. KC Lok

    The story impressed me so much. I am sure I will be same like you soon.

  62. Lawrence

    Price action is the king ever since two years back iv been inspired by nail .I also do price action trading and its so rewarding

  63. Aniket

    Thanks a Lot Nial…. Your’s story of self made is so inspiring

  64. edger

    This is great Nial,
    iam happy that you have answered the question i once e-mailed you!!
    Thanks Nial and God bless you for sharing this invaluable story.

  65. faisal

    Good for you all the best for your futuristic endeavors

  66. Lancelot Dunbar

    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.

  67. juris

    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 !!

  68. Ivane Zurabishvili

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

  69. Kazi Almamun Polash

    Thank you very much nial.

  70. George Gaul

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

  71. Wale

    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.

  72. inderjeet

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

  73. sez

    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.

  74. Dale Kevin

    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! ;-)

  75. vijayendra

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

  76. Legioneer

    Nial, thank you for saving my life time!

  77. Mav

    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.

  78. Malvika

    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!!

    • Etti Emmanuel

      Thanks for the word you have real touch me and my spirit man. I want to know more now. Very greatful for word of wisdom sir.

  79. Sthembiso Nzuza

    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.

  80. Arthur

    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.

    • Folahan Olumide

      Mr Nial, thank you for the nuggets!

  81. Michael Needham

    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.

  82. mohammad reza

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

  83. Simy Sadoun

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

    Simy Sadoun

  84. ezyprint

    Great article as always

  85. Godwin

    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.

  86. Akeel Mustafa

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

  87. phillip graham


    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’.

  89. carlos

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


  90. patrick

    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

  92. Stephen Gbaluke

    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.

  93. Brian

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

  94. Brett Reynolds

    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’!!

  95. Haroun Kola

    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.

  96. Jerome

    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.

  98. Aubrey

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

  99. Fabio Restrepo

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

  100. Nuri Nazrullaev

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