Matt Choi is a successful, self-taught, professional trader with over 13 years of experience trading the markets. He is a CMT (Chartered Market Technician) who specializes in trading stocks, commodities, Forex, and bonds. He is also the founder of CertusTrading.com, an online trading education and consulting
firm. An entrepreneur at heart, Matt owned and managed a successful car dealership after obtaining his MBA from McMaster University while he traded the markets on the side. He always knew that his passion lies in the financial markets because the opportunities there are limitless, and it can give him the mobile lifestyle that he wants. So he sold his business to focus full time on his trading.
Matt’s first exposure to the financial markets came at the tender age of 10 when he would wait outside the Hong Kong Stock Exchange while his grandfather finished making his trades. The constantly changing stock prices on the green screens, along with his grandfather’s investing philosophy, fascinated Matt. During the early 80s, Hong Kong was going through an economic boom and Matt’s grandfather was convinced that HSBC, being the largest financial institution, would be a good long- term investment; so he invested his hard-earned money and multiplied his investment more than 500 fold. With unwavering belief in his analysis and consistent strategy, Matt’s grandfather went on to pick a few more big winners, such as Bell and Nortel.
His grandfather’s rags to riches journey ignited Matt’s passion in the markets. Although Matt’s trading strategy differs from his grandfather’s buy-and-hold approach, they share the same attitude toward trading – which is one of conviction, diligence, and consistent strategy.
Unlike many professional traders whose experience come from working on the exchange floor or for large hedge funds trading other people’s accounts, Matt’s experience and knowledge was accumulated after years of trading his own money. Having been through the school of hard knocks, Matt knows firsthand all the common mistakes of the typical trader and has developed profitable trading strategies and a winning mindset that beat the markets. While he enjoyed the freedom that his trading success brought him, he wanted to help other traders achieve the same. So he founded CertusTrading.com to share his hard-learned knowledge and unique experience with other traders so that they can also enjoy the freedom that trading success could bring.
Matt lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife, son, and Wheaton Terrier. In his downtime, you can catch Matt enjoying soccer – but only on TV now, after a knee injury made him hang up his cleats. As an avid foodie, he enjoys travelling the world with his family, savoring gourmet cuisine and local delicacies.
You can reach Matt at: [email protected] or on Twitter @mattchoitrader