Report: #959920

Complaint Review: Ripoff Report | Trading Advantage - Chicago Illinois

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  • Reported By: jomr — Lutz Florida United States of America
  • Trading Advantage Chicago, Illinois United States of America

Trading Advantage REVIEW: 100% money back guarantee: Trading Advantage dedicated to customer satisfaction. Trading Advantage implemented strategic changes ensuring client satisfaction and success by developing cutting-edge technology for education and trading even in today’s volatile market.

*UPDATE: Trading Advantage pledges to resolve customer issues to the best of their ability. Customers should feel safe, confident and secure when doing business with Trading Advantage Capital. Recognized by Ripoff Report Verifiedâ„¢ as a safe business service

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Ripoff Report Verified™ REVIEW:

EDitor’s UPDATE: Positive rating and recognition has been given to Trading Advantage for its commitment to excellence in customer service.

Ripoff Report’s discussions with Trading Advantage have uncovered an ongoing commitment by the company to total customer satisfaction. This means that customers can expect that the company will work towards finding a reasonable resolution to complaints or concerns. Trading Advantage listens carefully to client concerns and sees them as an opportunity to learn from past mistakes and become more efficient as a company in the services offered and the support for those services.

Trading Advantage's principal, Mr. Larry Levin, has informed us that his personal philosophy is that his customers are the business. As a successful businessman, Mr. Levin feels it is critical to listen to customers and respond properly. By always putting customers first, Mr. Levin hopes to maintain Trading Advantage as a successful enterprise now and for many years to come.

Another top executive of the company told us that Mr. Levin's personal business philosophy is based on the premise that "strives to add value in its services as they understand that a successful business model is based on value-added services, and customer care”. Trading Advantage's mission statement says it all: "Our goal is to provide our customers with the best trading education in the industry.”

One of the other things Ripoff Report learned in the course of its review: typical customer feedback reads: “Trading Advantage (and Mr. Levin) truly communicate all aspects of the job in a timely and effective manner. We are very pleased with the responsiveness that he and his employees show us. They are serious about meeting commitments, and deliver on all their promises.”
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The information provided in this report below is based on comments made by Gary Sinclair and Larry Levin during an on-site inspection held by a third party verification company with no biases toward Trading Advantage Capital.

Trading Advantage is a self-described educational company similar to an online based school which teaches clients how to trade in all financial markets. They conduct live web classes that they teach their clients proprietary technical trading techniques.

"Trading Advantage has grown to a full-fledged investment school with a staff of 40 plus dedicated industry leaders. We are committed to being both technological and educational innovators as we continue to refine, improve and update our infrastructure and educational materials. We have partnered with industry leaders who are at the technology forefront including Lightspeed VT and ESignal.

TRADING ADVANTAGE / The New Client Process

Trading Advantage implements several forms of advertising and lead generation methods. The Company sends email advertisements and run radio ads. A potential client that replies to a radio advertisement will call an 800 number. This will allow a person to leave contact information to receive a follow-up call with more information. A commission based sales associate will call the “prospect” back with more information surrounding the services offered. The prospect and sales associate will discuss the product in detail, including pricing. If agreed, the prospect will purchase the product form the sales associate.

The new client will now be eligible to receive daily newsletters from Trading Advantage. The client will attend online web classes led by an educational advisor. At any time during these sessions a client has the opportunity to ask questions and get involved with their learning experience.

TRADING ADVANTAGE / Interntal Customer Service Improvement

To address recent complaints towards Trading Advantage, the company is constantly changing their customer service policies.

"That’s why they brought me in. I’ve been with this company for years, then they asked me to come downtown and work out of the office here. That is the major improvement we made.” ~ Gary Sinclair

"Part of the problem is we grew so fast and we have so many sales representatives here. A lot of times the customer service was left in their hands which wasn’t the right way to do it. They’re commission-based sales people so sometimes they are not in a big hurry to help the person after the sale is made. We switched that out of their hands and put people that are specific to customer service to step in and help the customers they also function as a technical support team.” ~ Owner, Larry Levin

Another area of improvement in an effort to address recent consumer complaints is the implementation of a compliance training program for new sales people. Trading Advantage Capital is evolving on a constant basis to improve process, policy, and procedure.

Trading Advantage was asked about their refund policy in an effort to address specific complaints. The company has a clearly outlined policy within the “Trading Advantage Purchase Agreement”. There have been several extenuating circumstances in which the company has issued a refund to their client. Most of the time the company will offer another solution of transferring the active subscription to a new user (friend or family).

When asked about Ripoff Report’s Corporate Advocacy Business Remediation and Customer Satisfaction Program, Mr. Larry Levin stated that he is in agreement with the principles surrounding any program that speaks for the individual consumer. He believes that overall the people at Ripoff Report want to do the right thing by the consumer and he wants the same for his consumer.


No matter which markets you follow, a Trading Advantage course provides a complete education and training experience. You will learn simple, rules-based trading strategies that address both the technical and emotional side of trading and proper risk management.

Day Trading

Trading Advantage DayTrading gives you a comprehensive tick by tick day trading education for the E-Mini S&P 500 and other equity index futures. By watching our educators call live trading signals in two different classrooms, you gain an insider’s perspective as you learn from our proprietary algorithms and custom indicators.


Trading Advantage Forex takes a global technical and fundamental approach to mastering the world’s largest marketplace through a comprehensive interactive educational experience.


Trading Advantage Stocks provides a functional blueprint for learning to trade stocks so you can grow your portfolio. Our Beyond Buy and Hold swing and trend trading strategies provide specific techniques that can be applied to almost any publicly traded stock.


Trading Advantage Options opens a universe of stock trading possibilities, as the leverage and volatility of equity options trading can allow dramatic results with relatively small amounts of capital. With a comprehensive yet simple approach, the Trading Advantage Options course gives you a roadmap designed to improve your stock trading by learning how to limit your risk.


Trading Advantage Commodities applies Market Profile® methodology combined with our proprietary trading techniques to multiple commodities markets.

Personalized Programs

Trading Advantage can customize your educational experience to fit your specific investing style and learning schedule.

TRADING ADVANTAGE / Statements from the owner.

"I started in this industry over 20 years ago as a runner at the CME group, the world’s largest and most diverse futures exchange, I quickly climbed the ranks to become one of the most successful traders in the S&P 500 pit. At the height of my trading career, I averaged between 2500-3000 S&P contracts per day.

Drawing on my extensive experience and knowledge base, I wanted to share the secrets of my success with a larger audience, and I took time off from trading to write a comprehensive course. In 1998 I formed Trading Advantage™, a publishing company enabling me to distribute my trading course, The Secrets of Floor Traders. In 2000 I sold the rights to the course Secrets of Floor Traders to Secrets of Traders, LLC to market the products on my behalf.

I recognized early on the inevitable shift away from the open outcry pits to an electronic marketplace, so the foundation of the Trading Advantage education has been teaching students to trade online. I’m now a nationally recognized media figure, I've been interviewed hundreds of times on virtually every major financial media outlet including CNBC, Bloomberg TV, and Fox Business News. I continue to trade the S&P 500 at the Chicago Board of Trade but my real passion lies in teaching people to trade the correct way.

Every employee at Trading Advantage is 100% committed to the goal of being the best trading education provider out there. We work to give our customers cutting-edge technological and educational products and services and we are always working to refine, improve, and update our infrastructure and educational materials. Not a day goes by where we don't strive to understand and serve our customers better. Our customers are literally the center of our universe.”


At Trading Advantage we Offer a 100% money back guarantee and 18th month warranty on all parts and service and pride ourselves in customer satisfaction. We are so confident in our workmanship and replacement parts that we extend our customers a full 18 months with unlimited miles on all parts and labor. We implement the latest diagnostic equipment to guarantee that your vehicle is repaired and serviced properly and in a timely fashion. We use the highest quality replacement parts, and we only employ Bosch L2 Master Trained, ASE certified technicians.

Trading Advantage is willing to go beyond the call of good customer service and do what it takes to make things right with their customers.

Trading Advantage recognizes that complaints posted on Ripoff Report (whether true or not) are issues that need to be addressed, not ignored. If handled correctly, complaints can be valuable learning opportunities. With the feedback generated by Ripoff Report’s review, Trading Advantage has made organizational changes allowing its customers and employees a more streamlined approach to problem resolution and a commitment to a great customer experience.

In summary, after our investigation, which included discussions with Mr. Levin and many of his past and current associates, Ripoff Report is convinced that Trading Advantage is committed to quality delivery of services resulting in total customer satisfaction.

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Trading Advantage Rip off, not worth an investment Chicago, Illinois

When I was approached to spend $3000 to join Trading Advantage, I was leary of this sales pitch.  I was told that the options market and their approach to options and futures was far superior to any other program.  I joined and have been totally disappointed since.  They use David Duty to use market analysis to determine what would be good investments.  To be honest, He sucks.  He has continously made wrong decisions and loses money every month.  I lost 50% of my investments before I stopped the program.  Do not be suckered in to this program.  You will lose.  There is no follow up on Trading Advantages part.  It is a total ripoff

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