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Last Updated: 2014-09-21
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Note:  This company provides a forex education program for a fee.  The company says that those meeting certain standards will be provided with funds to trade for a share of the profits.

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Bob Daley, Morrison, CO, USA

Date of Post:2013-06-28
Review: You need the positive side of the story vs. the obliviously bad day in Jersey and the guy San Diego that still has his 9 to 5 job. If you are under the illusion that people want to give away their time, energy and knowledge for free then welcome to reality. You don’t walk in and drop your money down and push away a wheel barrow full of cash every month for the rest of your life. You spend countless hours studying, learning and failing. The market is jealous mistress and she expects nothing but your full devotion! When you find a group that has put together a very comprehensive way for you to learn from the ground up and understand why you are making money or losing money. Then they have the audacity to fund an account with their money to give you a jump start. Do they have rules and guidelines, I would think so. Does everyone make it to a funded account, yes the ones that want it bad enough to put in the long hours and self-examination do. If you are give a path to follow, don’t slam them join them. No, I am not yet a funded trader but I am making progress!

scott marchand, connecticut, USA

Date of Post:2013-06-20
Review: I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at the Apiary Fund for all their support and assistance in providing me the education and training I need to become a successful currency trader. I have found the educational modules, discussions and readings to be informative, easy to follow and well organized. Additionally, the staff has been accessible, knowledgeable and committed to teaching me how to develop a through knowledge of the FOREX but also how to develop successful investment strategies.

Melvin Bryan James, Friendswood, Texas, USA

Date of Post:2013-04-30
Review: I have managed assets all my life beginning when I was in high school. Forex is a dynamic platform that requires some accountability and oversight. It is true that someone can open an account for $100 and begin to trade but the reality of it is much different. In order to be successful which means make more than you lose a person would do much better to invest in being a part of Apiary. I would believe that two people starting side by side after a couple of years would be ahead with Apiary and in the hole on their own. Anyone who really wants to be successful at Forex trading should look into being a part of Apiary.

smr, London, United Kingdom

Date of Post:2013-04-09
Review: The Trader Development Programme provides comprehensive educational content for all levels of experience, presented in a variety of audio visual media and supported with live classes. Apiary’s aim is to teach its Associates to be independent thinker using system and strategies that best suit them, rather than a generic “house-style. This is what I need and needed. Apiary is the fantastic place to learn to trade in a safe environment without risking your personal money – I have blown up accounts which I know I would not have if I had known about Apiary Fund earlier!!.

I thought I could trade when I signed on – that was a misconception, I was placing trades, making pips but losing money – I was not using the correct risk management and money management once in the trade. I have started from scratch learning to trade with aid of educational material and mentors. I am applying what I’ve learnt and settling on a system that suits me and my personality, therefore have not met the requirements to be funded.

In February 2013 I met with the founder of the Apiary Fund and his team in Salt Lake City as well as my mentor, during the three days, they all showed their passion for each person within Apiary to become a successful, profitable funded trader.
From what I have seen of the Apiary fund I would recommend it to anyone, for a novice is it’s a must. Why risk your equity in the markets – do so once your proficient

Top Trader, San Diego, USA

Date of Post:2013-02-25
Review: Run, Run, Run, as fast as you can. Never wasted $1,000 so fast in my life. Ask them to show you a live account.

Bobby Golitzin, New Jersey, USA

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Date of Post:2013-02-15
Review: I attended their promo webinar and immediately felt that boiler room style sales pressure. I gave them my phone number and then I got a flurry of voicemails.

Basically the problem with an outfit like this is you have to pay over a thousand dollars for 'trading education', plus a nearly $100 fixed cost a month for access to a trading platform which honestly seems like a useless thing for Forex. Then you have to audition by trading a demo account and of course, during that time you're paying the monthly platform fee.

The pattern is a familiar one:
1. Group of traders need a form of steady income.
2. Group of traders know how many people out there are desparate to trade.
3. Start a company where you promise trading education and potential access to capital, fully knowing that 90% of the people who sign up will bomb.
4. Pursue aggressive sales tactics, tell people the awesome benefits of trading from home, all while carefully inserting disclaimers so you don't get sued.
5. Everyone you close provides you with $1300 plus a monthly fee while they try to figure it out. The educational material is basically everything you can find for free on the internet, re-packaged and re-branded. You throw in a chatroom and webinar and people feel they get value, esp. when you point out basic technical analysis to them and say 'it might do this, or that'.
6. You're probably going to give a minority of them a shot at trading capital but give them as little capital as possible so that if they bomb you lose only the fee from the education.
7. If someone can trade well you might end up ahead if you keep them on a very tight leash, and cut them as soon as they go through a rough period. And of course, do keep collecting the monthly 'software fee'.

That is basically what this business model is about. If you can't figure that out for yourself, you will in due time.

Amaechi , London, United Kingdom

Date of Post:2013-02-12
Review: One of the major features that attracted me to apiary is the way they place risk management over profits . Most training companies focus so much on strategies and profits but little attention on risk management.

Apiary taught me how to use the Benjamin formula to narrow down my risk and effectively manage my trades once my trade goes live.

They offer a daily training session webinar were top traders offer training on the live market and some days they trade live too.

The only thing i regret is that i wish i had known these guys earlier. I had blown £10,000 of my own money after hiring a coach who taught me little about money management.

After 7 months of training and mentorship with Apiary, i am now a funded member of the fund, trading with their money. This is very exciting as i not only generate income from my own private account but with there's too. My only draw back with apiary is that i wish down the road they will increase there funding level to atleast a million dollars. I know this can happen as the company grows.

I highly recommend anyone looking to become a professional trader to look at apiary. The way they teach risk management is very eye opening if you are a newbie and if you are a seasoned trader, they will show you the missing puzzle to being a consistent trader.

Gary Cotterill, Seattle Area, Washington state, USA

Date of Post:2013-02-11
Review: I have been a member for sometime and have seen their education continue to improve over that time. Apiaryfund is VERY interested in making sure their students understand risk management and retention of profit and their training is focused on that.

Unlike most "educators" in the Forex world, their business is to create and FUND students into successful traders. This commitment to the student's success in all they do. Note: they have the best bid ask spreads and lowest commissions due to the sharing all their student's accounts under one umbrella.

My trading group in Seattle was lucky enough to have Shawn of Apiaryfund do a great presentation last December. He covered both the education and the program rules for funding and payment to their traders.

All in all a great program giving back to those who invest the time and effort into developing a winning strategy for mutual profit.

TarryFaster, Hudson, Canada

Date of Post:2013-01-29
Review: I watched their live presentation, found it plausible and they were forthright with answers to all of my questions. Since the idea of trading with someone else’s big pot of money instead of my relatively small pot appealed to me, I took the plunge and gave Apiary a spin. After trading FX for about four years, I also have to admit that I secretly wanted to see if I could "measure up."

Their training, from the basics on up, was as good as any I’ve seen and their presentations were thorugh and detailed enough to invest a sense of security in a Newbie trader. I immediately opened up one of their demo accounts using a standard MT4 platform. They had their own set of indicators and an EA which I never got into, as I promptly installed my own set of "tools" and went to work seeing what I could do to meet their standards and pass their "audition."

I must admit that I didn't completely follow their methods of trading, but rather attempted to see how adaptable my trading system was to their processes. After about a week, I discovered that -- because I had "evolved" in my trading to the point where I exclusively trade in the H4-W1 timeframes and only use Stops when I can't manually tend the trade or after I'm in the money -- I continually had my trading account automatically repeatedly disabled for exceeding their strict requirement on loss limits. I can't really fault THEIR system, it is just that MY trading techniques don't "match up" with theirs.

I had several discussions and emails with their very response and knowledgeable representative -- Nate Allred and he was totally sympathetic to the differences in our trading approaches. In fact, even though I had been hanging out with their system for a week, he stretched their policy and gave me a full refund.

My conclusion is that this is a good educational system that -- if strictly adhered to -- could lead to a viable trading environment where one could trade, within guidelines, to expand their trading fortune. Since I have no understanding or awareness of the legal compliance or requirements for this organization I can't comment on this aspect of the discussions on this forum.

Rob Schmidt, San Jose, CA, USA

Date of Post:2013-01-29
Review: I have been with Apiary Fund for about two years. What I have learned in this short time is that working with Apiary is the kind of thing where you get out of it what you put into it. It is like going to a trade school where there are several instructors that have their own individual way of working their craft. If you go to class (online webinars) and practice the craft (in a paper trading account) then you can learn to trade profitably. If you do not go to class or do not practice trading what they teach, then your progress will likely stagnate... as I did for the first six months. But unlike the typical trade school -- or more to the point, most trader education programs -- they don't give you a certificate/diploma and pat you on the back as they push you out the door saying, "Good luck in the real world". Apiary will continue to work with you. If you lose their money, they will continue to work with you. (If you lose too much money, they will put a temporary freeze on the real money account and put you back on the paper trading account until you show consistent profitability again, but they will help you get back on track again.) As I have become more serious about my trading and spent more time in the daily webinars and talking to the experts there, my trading results have improved.

I have gone through many trading classes and training programs before, some of them charging thousands of dollars to talk to some guy once or twice a week for a period of about two months. We are talking about roughly 16 hours of instruction starting from the basics. They would try to equate it to 16 hours of university classes, but it is actually more like high school. How much did you learn in your first 16 hours of high school? With the other trading education programs I frequently felt that I never got my money's worth. Apiary, on the other hand, provides good solid training virtually for free. The difference here is that the Apiary students are going to trade Apiary Fund money, so they have a vested interest in making everyone trading their money into master traders... or at least consistently profitable.

I had a chance to meet the management of the Apiary Fund in September 2012 and I came away with the feeling that they really care about us and want everyone to succeed. They are NOT about squeezing thousands of dollars from their clients, but really want to help each of us become financially independent.

I very highly recommend them. Where else can the average person trade someone else's money and get to keep 60% of the profits TO START, and through on-average consistent success build up to trading a $250,000 account and keep 85% of the profits? "Very highly recommend"... what am I saying?! This is AWESOME!!!
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