Share Trading Education

Our Story

Welcome! " Understanding stock and share markets today is like 
opening a book at Chapter 3 .... you're instantly lost

 With 60 years-experience between us, Jim Berg and I are here to help you avoid the pitfalls, then lead you confidently and wisely across the market 'mine field' - so you can learn how to protect your capital and profits. "

Are you a Beginner, looking to get started? Or a seasoned stock trader or investor
- looking to improve your results?   Then YOU BELONG HERE




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Unfortunately many traders and investors get it completely inside out. They buy high and sell low,  or hold on to falling stocks– and it costs them dearly – both emotionally and financially.

My wife Angela and I are one of those couples who suffered many gut wrenching & sleepless nights in the painful school of very hard knocks in our early days.

I’m John Atkinson, co-founder of this website.

My background:  I achieved a 1st Class Honours Degree in civil engineering at Surrey University (UK) in 1975, then spent the next 35 years as a civil and geotechnical engineer in England , South Africa and Australia where I wrote and managed over $1 billion of contracts.


Big Mistake…. Big…. Huge:


A ‘professional’  advisor recommended us to hold on to falling stocks in the 2000 tech stock crash, with:

  • It’s not a loss unless you sell it”
  • If it’s broken today, it’s fixed tomorrow” (meaning wait for prices to “come back”) and
  • Sell anything that’s even money or better” - which means you end up selling your best performing stocks and holding on to your losers!


As we had ZERO prior share market experience,  we trusted and followed his so-called qualified ‘advice’ to hold on to falling stocks.....

….then so many sleepless terrifying nights as share prices plummeted….

…..we lost our Sydney Harbour waterfront home and were wiped back 20 years financially as a result ...

and fell into a deep, dark emotional hole……..


Walk Away or ……….?


Later, we were faced with 2 big decisions - to either:

  1. Walk away from  the whole experience and never venture near the stock market again
  1. Seek out profitable and trustworthy traders to help us - so we could learn how do it better next time…….

In 2000-2004, Angela and I searched extensively to find some of the best information possible from experienced traders who trade for a living - - to teach us what we needed to learn to start the huge climb back.

We spent literally hundreds of hours reading stock market books,  watching videos ,  attending live training events  - to learn how to create and test  a profitable rule-based Trading & Investing Plan.

We quickly realised how much we’d really needed all this valuable education long BEFORE risking our real $$$$ in the stock market ….



Our Aha! Moment

In particular, we were most impressed when we met USA born Jim Berg who:

  1. Started in the market as a private trader of silver while working as a school teacher, as far back as 1981
  1. Worked as a specialist Market Advisor in Melbourne for 18 years
  1. Then as the Australian Lead Educator for MetaStock  for 7 years
  1. Had developed and tested his proven approach to ‘cut losses and let profits run’
  1. Had never had a single major loss over 40 years
  1. Was trading and investing his own accounts from home
  1. Authored 2 trading books & was a sought after speaker at the Australian Stock and Futures Exchanges, ATAA, ASA and AIA.
  1. Since 1996, has helped thousands of traders and investors around the world to successfully start in the market or to improve their trading and investing skills.


"A Rule for Everything"

We instantly gravitated to Jim Berg’s proven rule-based ‘Weight-of Evidence’ approach and  his  now world-famous JB Volatility Indicators.

As Jim Berg says at his live training;

“I never wake up in the morning and wonder what I’m going to do with the market today ……as I have a rule for everything ::

  • Rules for WHICH stocks to Buy
  • Rules for WHEN to Buy and more importantly
  • Rules for when to SELL. ”

Jim Berg

Author of ‘The Stock Trading Handbook’ and ‘Shares to Buy & When’

From Humble Beginnings….

December 2004:  From our own real life harsh experience, Angela and I launched this website – to initially warn traders and investors about the pitfalls of the market.

We wrote:

 Our aim is that now you can learn from our mistakes without hopefully having to reinvent the wheel and make the same mistakes yourself.

We do not want you to experience a fraction of the financial destruction - not to mention the terrifying emotional turmoil and stress which we went through. “


Angela and John Atkinson
Founders at



July 2005: Jim Berg joined us to launch Edition 1 of our weekly mentoring-style Investing & Online Trading stock market Report – to help Members like you learn how to survive and thrive in the market, step-by-step, using Jim ‘s proven:

  1. Unique  JB Volatility Indicators and his
  1. Profitable and common sense ‘Weight-of-Evidence’ approach.

Dec 2007 /Jan 2008: Jim Berg warned Members , then closed our Report’s Portfolio and switched to Ca$h – BEFORE the GFC.

Those Members who followed his lead did NOT lose millions of dollars between them.


Fast Track to 2020


Jan/Feb 2020: Jim Berg and I warned Members of our weekly Report and closed our nightly Australian Trading & Investing Signals Services BEFORE the rapid Covid-19 crash in March 2020.

Members wrote:


Your knowledge and ability to get us out at the appropriate times is uncanny”.

(Adrian Tench, WA , March 2020).



"In my opinion the advice given in this weekly Report and its trading education is second to none. I only wish I had known about it years ago!”

(Stephen Dunn, Vic . May 2020).


Which Brings Us to YOU

Understanding stock & share markets today is like opening a book at Chapter 3 ….you're instantly lost.

With 60 years’ experience between us, Jim Berg and I are here to help you avoid the pitfalls,  then  lead you safely and confidently across the  market ‘mine field’  -  so you can learn how to protect your capital and profits.

Our aim is to help you become a confident stock trader and investor in 12 weeks with Jim’s Expert help.




“ We want to protect your interests at a different level. We know how hard you work to make a dollar. We know how important it is that you don't lose it. 

We also know how critical your trading capital and retirement funds are to you.

We respect your situation, so we will help you differently than anybody else, with Jim’s unique 'Weight-of-Evidence' and mentoring-style approach. 

Why? Because your financial independence is at the heart of everything we teach. “


Jim Berg and John Atkinson
Editors at


Nothing we do is random, but we leave room for inspiration.

We believe it’s critical to learn the steps on how to trade and invest successfully  - e.g. using Jim’s ‘Weight-of-Evidence’ -  then to test and measure BEFORE you  sink a dollar of  your hard earned cash into the stock or share market. 

“ The easiest way to learn to trade and invest is to find a mentor and have them take you, step by step, through a series of trades.  

When you apply the strategies we outline in the program, you’ll have more breathing room in your life, less stress and a lot more time for the people and things that matter. “ 


Jim Berg, Director at





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