What will you get?

A total of 4 physical trading books – sent to your home address – anywhere in the world. These 4 books are an excellent foundation to trading, to technical analysis and to trading strategies. I am giving you this course FREE of charge. No cost! Guaranteed.

What's the catch?

I am paying for the books and the shipment myself. However, I ask you open an account with a CFD broker I have selected for you. They in turn sponsor me to pay for this educational foundation course.

Anything Else?

I strongly recommend you read through the whole page, so you know what you are getting from this outstanding free foundation course in trading and speculation. When you have read it thoroughly, click on “Sign Up”.

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Foundation Course

My name is Tom Hougaard. I have spent the last 20 years trading. I have given more than 1,000 interviews on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and the BBC during my corporate career, and I have taught over 30,000 individuals about trading. Now I am trading for myself and teaching people how to speculate successfully.

This foundation course is a great way to start your trading journey and will not cost you anything. I am sending you 4 handpicked books on trading and technical analysis.

The course is 100% free of charge.

Course Structure

The TraderTom Foundation Course is a home study course, consisting of 4 high-quality trading books. You read and study at your own pace. I will send you the course material – at NO cost to you. I include a reading list, so you know in which order to study.

I will also give you access to the TraderTom online trading signal service, so you can get ideas for trading positions of your own.

What You'll Learn

You will receive a total of 4 trading books. These trading books cover everything you need to know about being a trader and a speculator. The books cover topics from basic to advanced technical analysis. They cover product knowledge of the Forex market and the stock index market. They also discuss and teach specific trading strategies.

Course Content

My foundation course is a perfect place to start learning about trading and speculation. The course books have been selected by me. They will give you a solid knowledge foundation from which you can start being active in the financial markets.

The course covers more than 700 pages of content. The aim of the course is to teach you the pillars of speculation. The course content is simply outstanding, and combined with my signal service, you will build a strong trading foundation.

This foundation course is far more extensive reaching and thorough than the weekend course I paid £3,000 to attend, and Tom does it for free. Incredible.


Tom Hougaard is the real deal, and he has created an astounding course, which is not only free of charge, it is a million times better than any one of those “millionaire” courses you pay thousands to attend.


Step 1: Open account with our sponsoring broker

To get the Foundation Course’s first book, you just need to open an account with the CFD broker called Markets.com.


It is important you use this link. Otherwise, the broker will not know that you are part of the TraderTom foundation course.

Once you have opened an account with Markets.com, please email me your name and home address, so I can send you the first book.

Use the email: help@tradertom.com

Once we have received your home address, we will send you the first book. To get the other 3 books, you will have to start trading with Markets.com, but let’s worry about that later.

Please click the button below to read about step 2.

Step 2: Is completely voluntary.

You don’t have to do this step, but it is meant to help you. You can get free trading signals directly from Tom Hougaard himself, if you want inspiration. You can read all about it here: Trading Signals - Sign Up - Trader Tom

Step 3: Start Trading – Receive the next 3 books

When you are ready to start trading, and you have funded your account, you are ready to receive the next 3 books of the Foundation Course.

In order to “release” the next 3 books, you need to fund the trading account and start trading. Specifically, you need to trade the equivalent of $5 in “spread” to receive the next 3 books.

How is this done?

Click here for a quick guide to “Spread”. You should also download my guide to CFD trading here.

Once you have funded and traded your account, please email us to say so. You should email us on help@tradertom.com

Step 4: The books are on their way

We will now send you – to your home address – a big parcel with some of the best trading books ever written. You should already have received the first book, but now 3 more books are on their way to you.

The books are:

A Beginners Guide to Charting Financial Markets

Candlestick Charts, by Clive Lambert

7 Winning Strategies for Trading Forex, by Grace Cheng

Kathleen Brooks on Forex, by Kathleen Brooks

Step 2

The Books You Will Receive

Book 2

Book One: A Beginners Guide to Charting Financial Markets

By Michael Kahn

The first book we are going to send you is a beginner’s guide to charting. You will receive that as soon as you have told us that you have opened an account with our sponsoring broker. The brokers name and link to the broker will be revealed further down the page.

This book together with Tom Hougaard’s E-book, which you should have received by now, will get you started on your trading journey.

It is the perfect companion to the person who wants to learn about charting the financial markets. It is a practical introduction to technical analysis for speculators and investors.

Book Two: Candlestick Charts

By Clive Lambert

Clive Lambert has written a thorough book on Candlestick charting. It is beautifully illustrated throughout, and we can’t praise this book too much. The aim of this book is to introduce candlestick analysis to anyone from an absolute beginner to an experienced market professional.

The text is written to be simple enough for someone new to the topic but should not exclude those with more experience. The author's aim is to change the simple viewing of a candlestick chart into a search for the answer to the perennial question: "Who's controlling the market; the Bulls or the Bears?"

Candlesticks are a fantastic way of getting a clear idea of market direction, and any changes that may be taking place in price trends. In this exciting new book, Clive Lambert walks you through what candlesticks are, the major patterns and importantly, the psychology behind them, using straightforward language that will appeal to all levels of ability.

Having outlined the key patterns and described the real-life application of the techniques, he then ends the book with his 10 golden rules for trading with candlesticks. This book is a no-nonsense guide to the methodology and practical usage of this ancient Japanese charting technique and essential reading for any trader, broker or market operative, regardless of their level of experience or the markets they are involved in.

Book Three: 7 Winning Strategies for Trading Forex

By Grace Cheng

We love Grace Cheng’s book on trading strategies. Although the title of the book suggests the strategies are for trading Forex, they can be applied to other instruments as well.

Many traders go around searching for that one perfect trading strategy that works all the time in the global FOREX (foreign exchange/currency) market. Frequently, they will complain that a strategy doesn't work. Few people understand that successful trading of the FOREX market entails the application of the right strategy for the right market condition.

This book is the perfect next step in your education, after you have read book no 1 and no 2. This invaluable book is ideal for new and current traders wanting to improve their trading performance. Filled with practical advice, this book is a must-read for traders who want to know exactly how they can make money in the FOREX market.

Book Four: Kathleen Brooks on Forex

By Kathleen Brooks

Now your education is taking a turn for the more advanced material. Kathleen Brooks has written a book on trading forex, which delve into the world of successful forex trading. Many foreign exchange traders use either fundamental analysis or technical analysis and they're often considered to be mutually exclusive approaches. But FX does not have to be traded that way - fusing the two types of analysis will improve your research and, more importantly, your trading results.

This is how Kathleen Brooks trades foreign exchange and she has found it to be extremely successful. Blissfully free of rhetoric, written in an accessible personal style and punctuated with anecdotes from Kathleen's unique career in the markets, this is a new and refreshing look at foreign exchange.

Is there a Catch?

Yes, there is a catch. It is not a scam, but there is a little catch. You have to open a CFD brokerage account with a specific broker. This broker is sponsoring this initiative. They make it possible for you to receive expert guidance from a professional trader.

Here at TraderTom we think you get the best of both worlds. You get an amazing course with all the material sent to your home address. We imagine that the purpose of taking the course is to learn about speculation, and actively speculate in the markets. In which case you will need a brokerage account at some point anyway.

We will cover all the steps you have to take a little later. Let us tell you about what you will learn and how the course is structured.

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Markets.com is a CFD broker, which is regulated both in Europe and in Asia and Africa. They are an excellent beginner trading platform, with an easy-to-use trading platform. You must remember though that CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.


The “spread” in the markets is the difference between the buy price and the sell price. You need to collect $5 in spread. Here is an example of how to do that.

Say the price of the Dow Jones index is 24,500 – 24,502. The spread is 2 points. If your trading stake size is $1, then you have now generated $2 in spread (2 points * $1 = $2spread).

You need to generate $5 in spread. It might take you a few trades to do that.