Sousan Shabi: Trader

    Sousan Shabi

    What course did you do with Amplify?

    The course I picked with Amplify was the 3 month Career Program.

    Why did you choose Amplify?

    I chose Amplify after reading positive reviews on the internet. Amplify Trading has accredited trader programs with a trading floor in the heart of London’s financial district. Amplify’s programs could be done both online or in-house. I chose Amplify for its in-house program to gain experimental learning alongside skillful mentors and obtain a reputable certificate upon completion.

    What was your background before starting the course?

    I finished an MBA university degree. I had a business background but minimal knowledge on stock market trade.

    What have you been doing since completing the Amplify course?

    With Amplify I had the flexibility to complete the program according to my schedule. I was able to finish my career program in May 2018 and was backed by amplify to move forward to stage 4 which I chose to do between November and December of 2018. Having this opportunity I am now able to advance in my career possibilities.

    What was the biggest challenge in moving to trading live markets?

    My biggest challenge was overcoming my psychological fear of losing. Many people have a wrong impression, thinking psychology changes within the first day of trading live, but in my experience it was gradual self-control. Trading psychology refers to ones emotions and mental state in a way dictating success and failure. In my case, the amplify program had me ready to notice and accept these changes moving from trading on the simulator to trading live. Having gained the important attributes such as knowledge, experience and skill, I was able to apply fundamental and technical analysis in the most appropriate way.

    Do you still have any contact with the Amplify team?

    I am very grateful to know that I can always look back to the Amplify team and expect guidance and advice. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the mentors that helped me reach this level of confidence in trading. Thanks to Saif, who thought I had a ‘heart of a lion’ and Sam who always sat next to me to show me how to better use the indicators. Special thanks to Anthony Cheung for providing daily market analysis that helped us all strategise our trades properly. And most importantly thanks to Will de Lucy and Piers Curran for giving us this opportunity to be a part of Amplify.