Program Developer & Senior Instructor
Reza Anari obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1997, and his Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship from the University of British Columbia in 1999. He was introduced to the trading world when he first started working at Pharmaceutical companies in the US and looking at charts as his friends buying stocks crazy during 2000. It was not a professional trading follow up as he witnessed the dotcom crash of 2001.
Dr. Anari had a high level of confidence that with his dedication and past successful research and academic career, he could figure out how to make money quickly and compound that in the market. To his surprise, he kept losing money, and realized the complexity of the difficult path of becoming a consistent profitable trader. It took him ~7 years of research and investing over 40K in many educational courses, trading systems, and tools until he developed his own discretionary trading system and started taking profits consistently.
Dr. Anari moved to Singapore in 1999 and served as an Adjunct Associate Professor of the Medical University of South Carolina, and at that time found strong passion towards education and training. Meanwhile he refined his trading system and turned it into a high probability trend-following price action trading system that fits the psychology of many retail traders.
In 2015, he decided to share his trading system to aspiring traders, and developed a course in the form of video lectures and webinars. To his surprise, only 5% of his students became successful by following this course, and he quickly realized that successful students were amongst those who consistently practiced each lesson and received constant feedback from him. He became very interested in understanding why the detailed explanations did not help the traders follow his system -- he came across the book: “Cycle of Excellence Using Deliberate Practice to Improve Supervision and Training”. This helped him to understand the importance of Deliberate Practice, which is used in High Performance elite development, and why conventional academic teaching is not sufficient to develop successful traders.
In 2017, he transformed his course into a coaching system based on Deliberate Practice. He collaborated with his son, a software engineer, and other successful students, to transform all of the trading lessons into Smart Drills under an innovative Learning Management System. More than 1000 students globally have taken his courses since 2015, and this new coaching/Trading system has shown a ~50% increase in developing successful traders, a significant 10-fold jump compared to other conventional training methods.
Dr. Anari is looking forward to managing his hedge fund, and improving the quality of trading education globally. In his spare time, he enjoys taking horseback riding lessons, skating, karate, piano, and archery.