FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

General Frequently Asked Questions (skip to CyberGroup FAQs)

Q.What is Cyber Trading University?
A. We’re one of the world’s leading providers of online training and education for market traders and investors.

Q.What types of courses and services do you offer?
A. Our primary courses focus on day and swing trading. We also offer one-on-one coaching and monthly membership to a daily live trading room plus weekly workshops.  Additional course we provide are on forex, options, and futures trading.

Q. Are your classes just for beginners?
A. No. Besides our introductory classes, we offer courses specifically designed for those with intermediate and advanced levels of market experience.

Q. What times do you conduct your classes?
A. The exact hours vary by the course, but range from 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. ET weekdays. Many classes feature live trading demonstrations during market hours.

Q. How long have you been in business?
A. Cyber Trading University was founded in 1995 by Fausto Pugliese, one of the original SOES bandits. Fausto serves as the company president and teaches several courses.

Q.What makes Cyber Trading University any different from other trading education providers?
A. Frankly, there are numerous training options available, but you must be careful whom you trust for your market education. A poor choice not only wastes your money, but sends you into the market unprepared for the action, leaving you vulnerable to potentially devastating damage. Cyber Trading University delivers a superior educational experience. We limit our class size to enhance participation and education. We only accept the finest instructors in their area of specialization. We offer frequent live trading demonstrations during market hours to facilitate learning. We encourage students to interact with our instructors. And, we provide a broad range of classes. In short, we do everything possible to give you the best chance to succeed in the markets.

Q. Do you only teach about trading strategies?
A.No. Our courses provide a comprehensive education, and delve into important matters such as account management and trading psychology.

Q. Who teaches the classes?
A. Only veteran, successful traders who have passed a difficult screening exam may teach at Cyber Trading University. Our instructors have seen virtually every type of market situation, and allow students to benefit from both their triumphs and failures. Additionally, all instructors must have the ability to convey their knowledge in an easily understood, engaging manner.

Q.Why don’t your instructors just trade instead of teaching?
A. They do. We require all our instructors to be active traders in the markets.

Q. How much do your classes cost?
A. Our course fees vary by the type of class. Other providers charge anywhere from two-to-five times as much as Cyber Trading University for the same kinds of courses.

Q. Do you offer any FREE classes?
A. Absolutely. In fact, these classes represent an excellent opportunity to become acquainted with our university.

Q. What happens if I can’t attend my class or want to watch a class I just took again?
A. No problem. Just reschedule the same class at a more convenient time and all our classes are recorded and available to view on-demand on your "Education Dashboard".

Q. Will position or momentum traders benefit from taking the daytrading classes?
A. Definitely. These classes provide a solid understanding of the market, especially about the important “hidden” action occurring beneath the market surface. Without this knowledge, position or momentum players may limit their earnings while making countless, needless mistakes.

Q. Do you recommend any trading services?
A. Yes. From being traders ourselves, we know what matters most in terms of brokerage services. We continually monitor the landscape to keep track of the best prices and tools for our students, and are happy to pass along our findings. Just contact us for more information.

Q. Does Cyber Trading University provide any on-site training for brokerage firms?
A. Certainly. Our instructors travel all over the country teaching individuals to trade, and we’d be delighted to visit your facility. Please contact us for pricing and availability information.

Q. Who should I talk to if I have any questions?
A. Simply contact us, and a company representative will be in touch shortly.

Q. Who should I talk to if I have any questions?
A. Simply contact us, and a company representative will be in touch shortly.

Q: I have a job. Do I have to watch the market all day to be a successful daytrader?
A: Thankfully, you don’t have to watch the market all day. We have many students who work full-time, but focus on trading at the most active times of day like the mornings or afternoon. Others may place trades during their lunch hour.

Q: What is the profit potential of Fausto’s trading methods?
A: Technically, there is no limit to how much can be earned each day because it is infinitely scalable, depending on how much of your profits are reinvested. Our successful students earn anywhere from $200 per day consistently (a day’s pay or $50,000/year) to several thousand Dollars per day.

Q: Does daytrading still work in this HFT and algo-driven era?
A: Conventional daytrading techniques do not work anywhere near as well as they once did thanks to these technological changes, but Cyber Trading University’s techniques are very different because they actually allow independent, human traders to spot high frequency trading (HFT) and algorithmic trade setups and go along for the ride. We are the only trading school that teaches this form of modern-day tape reading.

Q: Why is Fausto’s trading method different and better than other schools’ methods?
A: Other trading schools tend to focus excessively on price action and technical analysis, which no longer works as well on intraday because HFT algorithms are designed to “fake out” these technical traders. Fausto, however, goes right to the source and teaches how to actually spot HFT and algorithmic action and follow the “smart money” to catch the most powerful trends while avoid getting shaken out like the “dumb money” traders typically are.

Q: I’ve heard that 90% of daytraders fail. Why are your students the exception to this rule?
A: Most daytraders follow conventional trading techniques that have largely been rendered obsolete by high frequency trading and also lack the proper risk management skills. Many of these traders think that they’re following a sound strategy, but are actually pursuing a strategy is that is similar to gambling. Cyber Trading University teaches students how to find the highest reward, lowest risk stocks to trade and teaches how to cut losses to a very minimum if a trade doesn’t work out. Through rigorous risk controls and money management, our students have a much greater shot at becoming consistently profitable.

Q: Why do you sell courses if you could just trade this system?
A: We do trade our system alongside our students who we’ve taught. Cyber Trading University’s staff and its CEO Fausto Pugliese enjoy the company of other traders and benefit from having many more eyes on the market (via our popular CyberGroup trading room) to look for potentially profitable trading opportunities.

CyberGroup FAQs

Q. What is CyberGroup?
A. CyberGroup is a membership program that gives you access to a Live Trading Chat Room, Twitter/SMS Trading Alerts and Workshops.

Q. What time is the CyberGroup Live Trading Room open?
A. The Live Trading Room is available Monday thru Friday from 8:30am-4:00pm eastern time when the US stock market is open.  This consists of an interactive chat room for members to communicate with each other and our instructors as well as sharing our professional trader's screen to watch the market.  We offer two live meetings in the trading room every day.

Q. How can I access the CyberGroup Live Trading Room.
A. If you are logged in, simply click here and then click the green button titled "Click to Enter LIVE Trading Room".  If you are not logged in, please click "Member Log In" to log in and then click "My CyberGroup" link.  If you are unsure about your username and password, please contact us 877-702-9237.

Q. Is there audio in the CyberGroup Live Trading Room?
A. Yes, we offer audio in the room at 9am and 2:30pm eastern time.  Our instructors (usually Fausto Pugliese) conduct live meetings with audio and shares his screen to demonstrate realtime market conditions and his strategies/positions for the day.

Q. What is the next step after the one week trial?
A. We recommend speaking with your education adviser and structuring a personalized education plan for you.  You should have received your education adviser's contact information via emails, but if you are unsure who your adviser is, you can always call us at 516-280-5350 or toll-free at 877-702-9237 and ask to speak with your adviser.  You may also be interested in just signing up directly for our Silver Stock Trading Package if you would prefer to enroll online instead.

Q. It seems like your traders are chatting another language in the live trading room, do you have a thesaurus for the abbreviations/short hand that your traders use.
A. Yes, since our traders do use shorthand in our live trading room's text chat because day trading is all about speed and efficiency, you may view the list of commonly used shorthand under the "Notes" tab in the room.   You can find that tab right above the shared trading screen.