Rob Mitchell is not your average professional trader. He made his first trade in 1978 when he bought stock in AT&T, but didn’t get serious about trading until he experienced his first losses in the market. That loss sparked an intense interest in trading and motivated him to never let that happen again.
Rob is President of Axiom Research & Trading Inc. a market research firm specializing in futures markets and the mother company to MarketTradersJournal.com. In addition to market research, he has been a Commodity Trading Advisor and/or Registered Investment Advisor and has been the largest Emini S&P trader in the world. Rob has also won the Robbins World Cup Emini Trading Championship (first quarter of 2008) with a 56.28% return, Developed numerous successful commercial trading systems in the Emini S&Ps since 1997, Has run and operated popular and successful Emini S&P forecasting websites and/or trading websites since 2008 and, Has acted as a trading educator, coach and mentor helping others to achieve their dreams as traders.
Today, Rob spends up to eighteen hours a day trading and researching the markets. That doesn’t leave much time for sleep, but those hours have been productive, too. “My most creative work has consistently come to me in my sleep,” he says.
Mitchell has been a Registered Investment Advisor and CTA. By the start of the new millennium Rob had over 500 clients and $21 million dollars under management. “At the time I was one of the biggest e-mini traders in the world, trading as many as 1,500 contracts at a time.
Innovation is important to Rob, and his approach to trading is unique — he describes it as “anticipatory thinking.” His trading systems and methods are designed to predict the market, not analyze what has happened. “I do not ordinarily use any indicators in any traditional sense,” he says.
The road to becoming a successful trader has been riddled with bumps and bruises. “Had it not been for my persistence and stubbornness, I would never have been successful, With this has come the experience and insight to know what works and what doesn't." Rob says. “Now, I feel I am at the top of my game, and my research, systems and trading tools are better than ever.”
In addition to acting as a Commodity Trading Advisor and Investment Advisor, Rob has:
- Won the Robbins World Cup Emini Trading Championship (first quarter of 2008) with a 56.28% return.
- Developed numerous successful commercial trading systems in the Emini S&Ps since 1997.
- Has run and operated popular and successful Emini S&P forecasting websites and/or trading websites since 2008.
- Has acted in various capacities as a trading educator helping others to achieve their dreams as traders.