About Me And The Course

My name is Matthew Owens but I go by TriforceTrader on the internet. I have a masters in Financial Engineering. My main focus is building, testing, validating, and automating trading strategies . 

I first got interested in the market in 2003/2004 due to a stock market competition that was held at my school. Since then I have been addicted to studying/building trading strategies in the market. 

This course is designed to take you through my process of how build, test, validate and automate trading strategies using software like Build Alpha, Tradestation, and MultiCharts. You can check out the course curriculum below to see what is in the course. 

This course comes with no guarantees or promises that you will build your own successful trading strategies or that you will make money with any of the Algos we make together.  

However, what this course does provide is ...........................

What comes with the course

  • 20+ hours of video instruction plus homework on the softwares I use to build trading strategies

  • 40+ Hours(Annually) Of Weekly Meetings Via Zoom. We meet every Wednesday and Sunday any software issues or coding issues

  • A private discord to ask questions in and communicate with fellow students

  • Lifetime Access To Build Alpha Software(This Could Change In The Future)

  • Warning: The educational video content is yearly commitment that does not get automatically renewed. However, if you need extra time with the educational content let us know and we generally will extend it free for charge.

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Course Pricing

I know that a lot of big name courses out there charge 5k-7k but I find that ridiculous. Unless they are selling some software component that helps you make trades (COUGH VINNYEMINI).

I price my content around what someone would pay for one university class at three credit hours. I am not implying in anyway that you should not go to college or get a degree. 

Secondly, considering I cannot promise success or that you will make money by going through this course,  I do not want to drain too much of your funds from what you could put in your trading account. From what I have seen over the years most people who start trading have 10k or less to trade with and thus, any education they buy comes from those funds. 


Pricing options

Why Sell A Course?

This is a common question and a good one. However, remember this is not just a course! It comes with software and education around the software. Hopefully it puts all the odds in your favor for creating a trading strategy.

However, you can always just buy the software out right by going to the Build Alpha website, if you do not want to pay for the education piece. 

The other reason I charge is, I find my time valuable. Go back to the top and think about everything in hours. There is about 60+ hours of time displayed. Most people who consult in the trading space can make anywhere from $80 to $150 dollars an hours or more for their expertise. Like Brett SteenBarger, who doesn't even trade. Yet most people worship him in the trading space and pay for is psycho babble. 

Remember I also do a lot of free content on youtube and twitch, so if you don't wish to pay no worries.

Keep in mind though no matter what software you buy, no matter who you learn from, no matter what you do in the market, my general outlook is, that most people won't make it. 



This course is not for

  • People who believe that they will make a million dollars tomorrow

  • People who believe in lambo lifestyle marketing

  • People who believe they can take a very small amount of money and turn it into a large amount money very quickly

  • People who think going to college is trash

  • Experienced Program/Traders. Please email before you buy my stuff. =) Dont want you to waste your money

  • Warning: IF YOU DO NOT HAVE MONEY TO PAY FOR THIS COURSE DO NOT BUY IT

  • Warning: DO NOT PUT YOUR SELF IN A BAD FINANCIAL SPOT FOR ANYONES EDUCATION SERVICES!!!!

Why Teach?

There are two pieces to this. On the one hand I really like talking about markets and how to design systems on them. Trading markets is like a multi level chess board. Trying to figure it out is very addictive. 

On the other hand I love helping people have aha moments in trading. A lot of people over the last seven years, that have joined my free education/discord or bought this courses, have come from those 5k-7k course sellers.(Almost changed my course to "Trifroce Triage.") They generally come to me beaten down mentally and financially. They cannot understand, why they made such a bad decision from following an ad on Youtube. I am not implying that they did not learn something from these educators, but the horror stories I hear from them can be summed up in one word. Heartbreaking. 

To watch them go from that state of mind, to having confidence in themselves, makes one feel good. Obviously, I cannot take credit for any of my students success, but I did lead  them down a path, and I got to watch every triumph and failure. 

Now I am not implying that every person that comes through my educational software course becomes consistent or profitable. That will never happen. There are a lot of factors that go into what makes a person having confidence in there own trading abilities . But I do have a handful of students who do share their success stories and failures. 

Take David for example 

Verified Student Performance

Or these amazing students who show it all by verifying via Kinfo. Remember I cannot guarantee the validity of these claims or say that these results are typical.  All I can ever show is what people are willing to share with me. A lot of people always ask about my students and thus these were the people willing to share their performance good or bad. 

-David Gordon:

 -Schecter_Six(Max): 

-Kevbot96(Kevin):

 -Wilson

 -TS(BootyGod):

 -Gera7t: 

-Tim Grittani(Long Algo):

-Tim Grittani(Short Algo):

-Carl7816

-StevenM

-Dblaq

-TheDude247

-JustJake

-EA

This is what keeps me motivated to keep doing what I am doing in terms of education. =) 

What You Will Need For This Course

  • Multicharts Or Tradestation. Preference would be Multicharts

  • Python, which is free. I would say download anaconda as I use jupyter notebooks.

  • A decent computer that has at least 16 cores and 32 gigs of ram. Laptop lifestyle won't cut it. This is not required but recommend when using Buidl Alpha. The reason is the more cores you have the faster the data mining process will be on BA.

  • An open mind.

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Reviews

These reviews can only be made by people who actually took the course

Bryan Trammell

5 star rating

“shows practical edges in market and how to articulate ideas also a good primer for TS language !”

“shows practical edges in market and how to articulate ideas also a good primer for TS language !”

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Kevin Gong

5 star rating

“This course is a rare gold mine of condensed knowledge, more valuable than any trading book or product that I’ve ever purchased. That is because it is a mentorship under a real trader with a proven track record, disguised as a video course. Th...”

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“This course is a rare gold mine of condensed knowledge, more valuable than any trading book or product that I’ve ever purchased. That is because it is a mentorship under a real trader with a proven track record, disguised as a video course. The course itself addresses the monumental task of providing you with a literal step by step guide on how to become a profitable trader. You will come out of this class with a valuable set of skills, including how to: - Code - Back test - Validate - Develop & Diversify Trading indicators, strategies, and portfolios. Additionally you will learn about the undisputable advantages of fully automated trading on futures markets, these include: - Faster than human reaction speed executions - No longer will you need to constantly be at your desk during the trading day. - Increase your leverage as your account grows by trading multiple contracts. - Diversify your portfolio across different markets, and test for correlation between your strategies. - Drastically reduces risk and improves returns by determining the maximum expected risk of a strategy or portfolio before you take it live. - Prevent massive losses and know the answer to the questions, “How much money do I need to start with” and “How do I know when to turn off a strategy”. - Find hidden edges in the markets that are unique through a data mining approach to strategy development that allows you to confidently trade strategies that you may not even fully understand why they work, but they do! Decades of trading expertise permeates through to each and every topic taught in the course. You will discover that the basis of any of the concepts covered rely on multiple layers of logic with proven edge to work in your favor. Although the course leaves no stone unturned, I have personally discovered the weekly zoom meetings to be even more invaluable. It is incredibly rare to have access to a mentor in an intimate classroom setting on a regular basis. This is where Matt goes above and beyond for his students. These meetings provide you with the opportunity to clarify your understanding and to test your knowledge. You will receive valuable, personalized feedback which will shine a light on your blind spots and dramatically shorten the length of your learning curve. I wish I had discovered this course a decade earlier because it would have saved me years and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in opportunity cost. No matter what financial or trading background you come from, everything you need to know about a systematic approach to trading can be found in this course, and if you follow the process, you WILL experience long term profitability! ”

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Luis Minvielle

5 star rating

“My background, i had no idea of markets, i started last year trading penny stocks, and suffered like hell, i could not repeat the process. Then suddenly i had the chance to discover Triforce. At the beginning i hesitated due to my terrible experie...”

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“My background, i had no idea of markets, i started last year trading penny stocks, and suffered like hell, i could not repeat the process. Then suddenly i had the chance to discover Triforce. At the beginning i hesitated due to my terrible experience, but then I took training 1 which i loved, and when finished I started training 2. The amount of info is overwhelming, i have finished all the training and still going back to the content since i am still grasping the concepts. Anyway, i have started trading his ideas and made actual money. It is hard, you have to study ,but it is worth it, and the weekly Q&A is excellent, Matt always challenges your paradigms and tries to bring the best from each student. Thanks to Matt i have learned a lot, and have open for me the doors of an unbelievable quant world. He is the real stuff.”

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Danual Blackwell

5 star rating

“I started this course after going though Matt Owens youtube. I wanted to be able to trade with a mathematical edge, and to be able to automate the trades. Before this course I didnt know how to go about this. Triforce Training Part 2 gave me the c...”

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“I started this course after going though Matt Owens youtube. I wanted to be able to trade with a mathematical edge, and to be able to automate the trades. Before this course I didnt know how to go about this. Triforce Training Part 2 gave me the confidence, knowledge, and awareness of the tools I needed to achieve what once seemed a crazy goal. I dedicated myself to learning and PUTTING INTO PRACTICE the lessons, as if it was a university course, after a little over 6 months of hard work, thanks to what I've learnt I have several Automated Strategies that have started to make money. I would strongly recommend this course to anyone willing to put in actual work. You will look back and be amazed at the difference from before and after taking this course, if you are willing to do the work. ”

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Tony Y

5 star rating

“The newer version of TT2 covered a wider range of tools and angles of being(not just becoming) a player in the world of quants. Being a self taught programmer and trader for 5 years, I have still gained a tremendous amount of value from the cours...”

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“The newer version of TT2 covered a wider range of tools and angles of being(not just becoming) a player in the world of quants. Being a self taught programmer and trader for 5 years, I have still gained a tremendous amount of value from the course, not only have I developed a couple of strategies with TT2's help(and made the tuition money already), the course alone offered a couple of strategies that were immediately implementable!(also made money with them). The course not only go in step-by-step for a vast scope of the materials it covered, more importantly, as a quant, inspirations and guidance for skill and knowledge improvement has the most future value. In this respect, Tri has achieved that and his weekend meet up topped everything off and making TT2 a dynamic leaning process. So to sum it up, I vote a 5/5 and the value of the course exceeds the price Tony Y”

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Taurus Silver

5 star rating

“There is no other course out there that will teach you how to build strategies with a mathematical approach. Triforce Training part 2 is a complete package that will change the way you view markets and strategy building. Many topics covered such a...”

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“There is no other course out there that will teach you how to build strategies with a mathematical approach. Triforce Training part 2 is a complete package that will change the way you view markets and strategy building. Many topics covered such as intro to statistics in the stock market, coding automated strategies, validation tests to prevent overfitting, and portfolio management methods. ”

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    The Legal Stuff

    • Disclaimer

    • Privacy Statement

    • Terms And Services

    • Phone Call And Video Recording Consent

    • Discord Server Use

    • Other Rights And Limitations

  • 02

    What You Will Need For This Class And Helpful Guides

    • Weekly Q&A

    • Software And Hardware

    • For Windows User Only: Problem With Terminal In Jupyter Notebook

    • Mac OSX Catalina Fix (If You Do Not Want To Change Your Bash)

    • Kill Tradestation

    • Tradestation Easy Language Handbook

    • Tradestation Calculated Indices

    • Trade Navigator Programing Language

    • Build Alpha Signal Glossary

    • Slippage And Commission For Each Futures Market

    • Favorite Python Add Ons

  • 03

    Basic Information

    • Changing The Quality Of The Video

    • Quant CookBook

    • What Is Normalization

    • Family Of Indicators

    • Different Bar Types

    • Different Bar Patterns

    • What is Seasonality ?

    • What Are Spreads ?

    • What is Volatility ?

    • What is Correlation?

    • What is a backtest ?

    • What is optimization?

    • What are validation techniques?

    • What is a portfolio?

  • 04

    Basics Of Tradestation

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Lesson 4

    • Lesson 5

    • Lesson 6

    • Lesson 7

    • Lesson 8

    • Best Practices And Trouble Shooting TS

    • What happens when I hold a position into the next trading session?

  • 05

    Tradestation Coding

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Lesson 4

    • Lesson 5

    • Lesson 6

    • Lesson 7

    • Lesson 8

    • Lesson 9

    • Lesson 10

    • Lesson 11

    • Lesson 12

    • Lesson 13

    • Lesson 14

    • Lesson 15

    • Lesson 16

    • Lesson 17

    • Lesson 18

    • Best Practices And Trouble Shooting TS

  • 06

    Basics Of Python

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Lesson 4

    • Lesson 5

    • Lesson 6

    • Lesson 7

    • Lesson 8

    • Lesson 9

    • Lesson 10

  • 07

    Python In Finance

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Lesson 4

    • Lesson 5

    • Lesson 6

    • Lesson 7

    • Lesson 8

  • 08

    Build Alpha

    • Lesson 1

    • Lesson 2

    • Lesson 3

    • Lesson 4

    • Lesson 5

    • Lesson 6

    • Lesson 7

    • Lesson 8

    • Lesson 9

    • Lesson 10

    • Lesson 11

    • Lesson 12

  • 09

    Trading Strategies/Ideas

    • Intro

    • Seasonal Trending Strategy

    • Open Range Breakout (ORB)

    • Hook And Ladder

    • ES Daily Bar Strat Idea #1

    • ES Daily Bar Strat Idea #2

    • ES Daily Bar Strat Idea #3

    • ES Daily Bar Strat Idea #4

    • ES Intra Bar Strat Idea # 5

    • Kase Bar Strat #1

    • Kase Bar Strat #2(ShortTerm)

  • 10

    Community Program Code

    • Intro

    • Turning On And Off A Strategy Using Python Code

    • Analyzing A Portfolio Of Strategies Via Python

  • 11

    Downloading Data From Alternative Sources

    • Trade Nav Data

    • Quandal

    • Tick Data Dot Com

  • 12

    Code Hunter Homework

    • Bounty 1

    • Bounty 2

    • Bounty 3

    • Bounty 4

    • Bounty 5

    • Bounty 6

    • Bounty 7

    • Bounty 8

    • Bounty 9

    • Bounty 10

    • Bounty 11

  • 13

    Special Guest Speakers

    • David Bergstrom

  • 14

    Extra Reading Material

    • Book List

  • 15

    Survey/Rate This Class

    • Survey

    • Leave A Written Review

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