ABOUT US

Crypto Traders Pro – Mission

Crypto Traders Pro is one of the largest communities of active traders and investors. Our vision for Crypto Traders Pro is to be the #1 resource for beginner and experienced traders who are looking to become consistently profitable and take the step to becoming financially free. Our members enter a structured learning path designed to teach them our proven trading strategies and systems.
Matthew John
Lead Trader
Head Mentor
Location: Michigan
Kurt Wuckert Jr.
Community Advocate
Research and Development
Location: Illinois
When did first hear about and purchase Bitcoin?

Matt
In 2015, I stumbled around bitcoin for sports betting. I figured it was a more anonymous alternative to USD. In early 2016, I placed a bet that Trump would win the presidency. When he won in November of 2016, I withdrew all my winnings in Bitcoin. It quickly doubled and I began diving into other cryptocurrencies by early 2017.

Kurt
I first heard about Bitcoin in 2012 from some freedom activist friends of mine. I waited a year to buy and bought my first Bitcoin in 2013 at a rate of $329/BTC
What is your biggest weakness and strength with trading?

Matt
Currently, my biggest weakness is when to go in with bigger size. My account has grown exponentially over the past year so I am still adjusting on scaling into a position with the right amount. My biggest strength is patience. Sometimes I stalk these coins for weeks at a time before taking the ‘perfect’ entry. I have learned to be patient over the years so that the setup comes to me, I don’t want to chase every coin that pumps up slightly.

Kurt
I am a philosophical investor, and I like coins based on their utility in making the world a better place. If I really like a coin, I struggle to sell it when I know I should from a Technical Analysis perspective.
How long have you been trading?

Matt
Back in 2008-2011, I played a lot of Runescape. They had an in game ‘stock market’ called the Grand Exchange. They even had charts listed on their website. In game items would “pump” and you could build your account. I was fascinated by this and spent years building my account up by merchanting (trading). In December of 2011, I decided to quit Runescape. In early 2012, I started researching and trading real stocks.

Kurt
Since early 2017
Outside of trading, what other activities do you enjoy?

Matt
I enjoy staying active and working out. I am in the gym at least 3-4 times per week. Trading consists of me sitting in my chair most of the day, I feel much better when I exercise. Keeps me sane from staring at charts all day!

Kurt
I consider myself a full-time crytpocurrency advocate, so when I’m not trading, I’m famous in my circle of friends for talking about how blockchain will change the world. I’m also a serious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu coach and competitor, and I love traveling with my wife to compete at world class tournaments.
What do you like about trading?

Matt
The potential to be in control of your own destiny and the freedom it can provide when you succeed.

Kurt
The pioneering aspect of it has always been my favorite part. In the grand scheme, I get to be one of the very first people to conduct trade in a brand new marketplace.
What account size did you start with?

Matt
Back in 2012, I started with $2500. I fell into a pump and dump scheme and lost all of it except $600. When I first bought bitcoin, I started with about $3000.

Kurt
I’ve been investing $50-$100 a week for years into long term holds. My first trade was done with $1000 worth of Bitcoin to buy Ethereum
How did you learn how to trade?

Matt
I subscribed to a variety of different chat rooms and trading communities. It helped me so much to be able to follow trader’s that had success. Spent a few years watching DVDs and webinars. In 2016, I ventured out on my own with the knowledge I had and formulated my strategy. I didn’t know anyone in real life that traded, so having that online community to talk to was awesome!

Kurt
I just started reading about candle patterns and watching videos on YouTube, then I made some big mistakes playing with my own investments. Joining the Crypto Traders Group on facebook and befriending the other mods changed everything for me. Matt taught me to stick to the basics and avoid using too many tools. I still feel like I’m learning, but my profit margins keep growing!
What made you want to become a trader?

Matt
I was tired of working jobs with a ceiling on earning potential.

Kurt
I want to be free to work when I want and I want to pioneer this new economy.
What is your best/worst month of trading?

Matt
My worst month of trading was in the stock market. I was shorting a play overnight and early the next morning a positive PR came out. It shot up and I lost nearly 15k. I felt awful and in shock. I was betting big thinking it was a sure-fire play and the news was random.
My best month trading was actually this year. I have had a few months with 20k+ profits. I do not know exactly because Crypto is all calculated in BTC. My best plays were NEO, ETH, LTC, and of course BTC.

Kurt
My best month was when I traded out a ton of Bitcoin I had been accumulating since 2013 into USD. Early September 2017, I sold at $5k and then re-entered around $3200 back on its way up to all-time-highs. I have yet to have a month that I would call “bad.”
What is your trading style? Day trader, Swing trader, Investor?

Matt
I’m mostly a swing trader. When I was trading stocks, I was day trading. I have 5 year experience as more of a day trader. Since I got into crypto, I focused mostly on swing trades.

Kurt
I am more of an investor than anything, but I look for buy zones like a swing trader.
How long did it take you to become consistently profitable?

Matt
3 years. I failed hard my first year. I got suckered into a penny stock that drained my account quickly. Once I found a solid community of traders that helped each other, I was consistently green. My favorite rule is cut losses quickly!

Kurt
It took me about three months to realize I should look at 1-Day Candles to see real trends. Since then, I have yet to make a terrible entry on things.
What is the biggest misconception of what you do as a crypto trader?

Matt
A lot of people think we are playing with make believe money, sort of like playing a video game. They see profits as not being real unless you have cash in hand. Many people believe since it’s not a fiat currency, it must not be real.

Kurt
Sometimes, I only make a trade or two per week. Sometimes, I’ll go 3 weeks without buying or selling. But I study the charts constantly. It’s not all “action,” but it is all work.
There will never be a better opportunity to get involved and investing into cryptocurrency.