In 2002, Gavin Holmes had the good fortune to meet Tom Williams and quickly became his Protégée. Tom was a former syndicate trader who traded with one of the largest stock trading funds in America during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
Tom developed the VSA methodology into a trading system that could uniquely monitor the activity of the “Smart Money” as they were manipulating the markets by observing the interrelationship between volume, price action and the closing price on a chart. Tom wrote two books: “The Undeclared Secrets that Drive the Stock Market” and “Master the Markets”. Both books have now sold or been distributed to over 750,000 traders and investors worldwide.
In recent years Gavin has featured as a headline speaker at numerous seminars and webinars around the world. In addition, he has also provided educational courses for the CME Group in Chicago, has been featured as one of the headline traders at the New York and Las Vegas traders expo’s ‘Traders Challenge’ where Gavin traded his live account showing the principles of VSA appearing live and taking trades.
Gavin has been trading the FOREX markets for 12 years and is an expert in analysing “tick volume” to follow the trading activity of the large banks, hedge funds and institutional money, also known as “Smart Money”.
Gavin is author of the book “Trading in the Shadow of the Smart Money.” In the book Gavin discusses how manipulation of the financial markets has been around since the inception of the financial system. Gavin poses the question whether market manipulation is positive or negative for the function of the markets.
Gavin is CEO of The TradeGuider International – the Company which develops, distributes and supports the growing range of VSA software, educational services and trading activities to over 4,500 Customers across 35 Countries.