CEOCFO recently published an interview with Greg Secker. The English businessman who created Learn to Trade created a philosophy around saying “yes” to opportunities and figuring out the “how” later.
Secker studied agriculture and food science at university, but he made the leap to finance after discussing it at a job fair. He had been building computers and learning to code but he was able to gain an interview with the prestigious Thomas Cook Financial Services. He began at the Virtual Trading Desk, one of the early models of online currency trading platforms. He began to take trading strategies and converting it into code for computer programmes.
His interest in Forex began at the Virtual Trading Desk. Because of the precision required for creating code, he began to understand why the functions of the trading strategies worked the way they did. After borrowing a small sum, he was able to turn $5,000 to $60,000 in a little under a year. He understand that success was dependent on several core principles that has a approaches risk management with a disciplined trading plan.
After growing bored in retirement, he attended a variety of seminars with self-help gurus like Tony Robbins and Jack Canfield. He realized he wanted to do something similar from a trading point of view that teaches people how to trade and providing them tools to help them make money. He has spoken at seminars nearly 6,000 times.
Secker also created the Greg Secker Foundation to help youths build life skills early in their education. He began with a summit to help them learn about relationships, entrepreneurship, health, leadership, and wealth. The non-profit organization has been focused on helping victims from typhoon victims in the Philippines build houses that will survive further disasters.
Greg Secker, the English businessman from Norfolk, gained early success in trading companies. He became a multi-millionaire by his twenties. He created a trading company that coaches and helps the average person gain financial freedom through learning to trade. He owns Learn to Trade, Capital Index, and SmartCharts Software, tools which help people learn how to trade in the stock market.
Greg Secker is also a dedicated philanthropist. He created the Greg Secker Foundation which partners with youth programs to improve the life skills, leadership abilities, and education to improve the quality of life for people. He also started the “Build a House, Build a Home” foundation in the Philippines which have built over 100 permanent homes.