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Meet Troy!

Your Trading Coach.

CEO and Founder of Netpicks Trading LLC and The Backpack Trader.

Troy Noonan, aka “TJ” has been the director and Moderating Host of a long running successful live traderoom for NetPicks, LLC, a trusted provider of Investment and Trading Education since 1996 up until 2018.  He is also a professional trader himself as well as a Trade Coach and Mentor to countless other traders.  In fact, he has trained traders from all walks of life from all around the world.  He started with Netpicks since 2006 but in 2018, he left, spinning off his own business.

Mr. Noonan has more than 28 years of extensive trading experience in forex, futures and stocks and is passionate about his work, which includes teaching others the art (and science) of trading.

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Troy Noonan

Trading Coach

CEO and Founder of Netpicks Trading LLC and The Backpack Trader.

Troy Noonan, aka "TJ" has been the director and Moderating Host of a long running successful live traderoom for NetPicks, LLC, a trusted provider of Investment and Trading Education since 1996 up until 2018. He is also a professional trader himself as well as a Trade Coach and Mentor to countless other traders. In fact, he has trained traders from all walks of life from all around the world. He started with Netpicks since 2006 but in 2018, he left, spinning off his own business.

Mr. Noonan has more than 28 years of extensive trading experience in forex, futures and stocks and is passionate about his work, which includes teaching others the art (and science) of trading.

In 2009 he created NetPicks' most successful trade system called the Seven Summits Trader (SST). That year he also Co-Developed an important and powerful trade analysis tool called the Ultimate Trade Analyzer which helped make the creation of the SST possible in the first place.

Since then he has developed the SST further, with the creation of an entry level version called the SST Simple and a higher end version called the SST Pro. He also created a simple free trade tool called the Dynamic Profit Generator (DPG).

Building on the huge success of the SST family of strategies, he followed it up with the international hit strategy, the Trend Jumper, which grew to over 2000 users in over 110 countries. The Trend Jumper is still used today and works just as well as when it first was released.

The more one does something, the better one gets at it. Learning from both the SST and Trend Jumper experience, while adding several more years of traderoom moderating and teaching experience is what gave rise to his next great strategy, the Counter Punch Trader. We are still using this powerful strategy and you can find many YouTube videos on his live sessions trading the Crude Oil Inventory Report with the Counter Punch Trader.

Never resting on his laurels, and continuing to learn and improve which is always our constant theme and mission, Troy developed the Spotlight Power Trader. As of the writing of this bio, the Spotlight is our current strategy and the one we are using to drive our tradeplans, options programs, training, and current research for what could ultimately come next.

The important thing to know is that all of his strategies have simple themes and are based on pure price action. They are not just 'fad' strategies that take advantage of just one kind of market condition. Each strategy is designed to take advantage of various market conditions and to be able to dynamically adjust in real time. This is one of the secrets as to why they all work today the way they did when they were first created and released. To learn more about each strategy, please visit the 'Products' section of this site.

TJ has held numerous live training events in various locations including London, Paris, San Francisco, Napa, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, New York, and Scottsdale. He has also hosted countless live online training webinars and for years, was a contributing author for the NetPicks Informer Newsletter and several blogs. He has written and produced hundreds of training videos and has created dozens of effective winning trade plans, several of which he uses to this day in his live traderoom. He also has a chapter in the book, Expert Trading Systems by Steven Cawiezell

He authored two popular and important eBooks, The “12 Powers to Successful Trading” and the No Brainer Guide to Trading Success. He is currently working with a publisher on the Beginner’s Guide to Daytrading, a book that will soon be released.

In 1992 he made a trade that he credits as his best trade of all time because it led to an extended backpacking trip around Europe where he met a Venezuelan musician. The following year he went to visit his musician friend in Caracas where he met his wife of 25 years. "That was the trade that changed my life," he says. He later backpacked again, this time trading his way through Europe using the new internet cafes that were popping up everywhere in the late 90's, when he rode the Dot Com Boom like so many others during that time.

"In those days I was trading companies that don't even exist today; Exodus, CMGI and Broadvision come to mind, for example. It goes to show why it is so important to utilize a trade method that is dynamic and that will work on any 'hot market' of the day. The SST was such a system and still is, as are Trend Jumper, Counter Punch Trader, Spotlight Power Trader, Spotlight Master Suite, Fun with Moving Averages and the new strategy I’m working on now, the Catapult Scalper. In those days we didn't have eMinis and forex wasn't really available to us either. Yet today, that is exactly what we are trading. Having a strategy that is dynamic and can tune itself to market conditions is one of my secret ingredients and why my strategies continue to be effective."

He knows what it takes to succeed as a trader and perhaps more importantly, what causes traders to fail and how to FIX it. He has received hundreds of positive testimonials from the traders that he has directly assisted and has a reputation of being honest, hard-hitting and telling it like it is.

"How else can a trader really develop? There's no sugar coating when it comes to trading. There's just too much on the line each and every time a trader enters the trader battlefield, someone wins and someone loses. Trading is war, and I want our members to be on the winning side of that equation!"

In 2018, Troy left Netpicks and founded his own online trading educational firm called Netpicks Trading LLC. He kept the name Netpicks in his new company’s name so as not to alarm his members as he continues to offer the same support and assistance. He now focuses primarily on promoting his brand, the Backpack Trader, which is symbolic to living a life of absolute freedom as a result of successful trading.

Troy has a long running relationship with Tradestation, who gives commission rebates to all of his customers to pay for their entire investment in one of his strategies. They know that Troy’s members tend to succeed at a much higher rate than the average trader

Also, Netpicks Trading LLC is certified by Ninja Trader and a member of the Ninja Trader EcoSystem

To learn more about Troy and his story, or to just connect with him directly, please visit his LinkedIn Page here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/netpickstradingcoach/.

Also, visit his blog, www.BackpackTrader.com,

his YouTube channel, https://www.youtube.com/c/BackpackTrader,

and his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/thebackpacktrader.