Learn how to profitably trade the UK stock market


The UK stock trading course for serious traders

Over 90% of traders lose money.*

Most people blow at least one account before they become successful traders.

You may have already lost money yourself as a result of not knowing what you were doing… I know that was my experience.

If you have no idea how to trade UK stocks, or you’ve tried but consistently failed and struggled to return a profit, then this course is designed for you.

It will give you the skills, knowledge, and confidence to trade in the UK stock market successfully.

This online trading course is not for everyone

Trading isn’t a way to get rich quick and this course isn’t designed to help you do that.

This course isn’t a quick fix for your trading problems – you will need to invest your time and energy for the best chance at success.

This is real trading that requires commitment to long-term goals.

Ok, so who is the course for?

  • Beginners to the UK stock market who are eager to develop their skills
  • Experienced traders who want to sharpen their edge
  • People who want to commit to a process of constant learning and improvement


*Barber, B.M., Lee, Y.-T., Liu, Y.-J. and Odean, T. (2017). Do Day Traders Rationally Learn About Their Ability? SSRN Electronic Journal.


“One of our aims, with ShareScope & SharePad, is to help investors and traders develop their understanding of the investment world so they have the confidence to pick their own investments instead of relying on advisors or tips. Michael’s trading course is a great guide to trading UK stocks for anyone who is serious about learning to trade. By focusing on risk management, trading execution as well as specific trading patterns, Michael provides a solid base for traders to develop their own trading strategy.”

Martin Stamp SharePad

Martin Stamp
CEO Ionic Information, winner of Investors Chronicle’s Award for Services to Investors. ShareScope & SharePad are 17 times winners of Investors Chronicle’s Best Investment Software


While I believe that trading is a subject that private investors should approach with the utmost caution, Michael is one of the clearest writers and thinkers on the topic that I’ve encountered. He’s not a get-rich-quick merchant – he genuinely cares about his subject and his readers.”

John Stepek
Executive Editor of MoneyWeek & Author of The Skeptical Investor

Why should you consider this UK stock trading course?

Trading appeals to many people because of the freedom it can offer. In reality, the market has certain ‘rules’ and those who don’t know them can lose a lot of money.

There is much information and noise out there, which can be both misleading and distracting.

This course will save you time as it provides focused teaching on what I have been doing daily since 2016 to make a successful living from the UK stock market.

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Michael Taylor TEDx Talk UK Stock Trading

So, what will you learn?

This is a complete course for trading UK stocks. You will kickstart your learning process and save money along the way, by understanding:

1. Technical Analysis: Gain the competence and confidence to analyse charts and understand what the price action is telling you.

2. Risk Management: Learn how to build a profitable trading system using sound principles that protect you and allow you to profit in the long run.

3. Trading Psychology: Develop a winning mindset that will set you apart from other traders.


Separate Chapters


Individual Lessons


Hours of Training


Trading Patterns

There’s more…

The UK stock market has its own ecosystem that everyone cohabits.

In particular, the AIM market sees many punters come to seek their fortune only to become cannon fodder.

Market makers play tricks on traders. Level 2 is often misunderstood. Few people understand how the market actually works.

Included in this course is a comprehensive deep dive on the UK’s London Stock Exchange:

  • Understanding both AIM stocks and FTSE shares
  • How market makers operate and the tricks they use
  • Why Level 2 is useful and how to apply the information it provides
  • When to get involved in market auctions

“This is a fantastic guide to how the market works. Whether you are a beginner looking to understand the role of market makers or technical analysis, or an experienced trader looking to refresh skills and reset any bad habits, this course covers key areas clearly and comprehensively. Highly recommended.”

Paul de Gruchy

Paul de Gruchy
FTSE NED & Director, ShareSoc @ – the UK’s largest society for private investors


“Michael is a regular guest speaker at Mello and has previously given talks on risk management for traders and trading systems which were very well received. His course outlines the knowledge he has gained from trading for a living through his own experience and covers various topics in an easy to understand and accessible manner. We look forward to having Michael back at future Mello conferences to share his expertise.”

Mello Events

Anne Carter
Organiser @ – Bringing together sophisticated private investors and quality trusts, funds and smallcap & AIM companies

10 things you need to know about this course

This course has been specifically designed for people wishing to trade the UK stock market and reduces the risk of them becoming one of the 90% who lose money and motivation…

  1. These are rules-based discretionary strategies
  2. The strategies use both technical analysis and tactical thinking to gain an edge 
  3. You don’t need to be at the screens during the trading day (unless you’re intraday trading)
  4. These trading patterns are mostly long with some short strategies included
  5. It’s a UK stock trading course – not applicable to US stocks, forex, crypto, indices, options, futures and so on
  6. My strategies will give you an edge in the market, but you must apply it
  7. If you want to supplement your income then this course is for you
  8. Already trading but considering going full time? Again, this course can help
  9. This course will require time and effort – it’s an investment in growing your skillset
  10. Over 6 years of trading experience are included in 44 videos

Meet your host, Michael Taylor

I’m a full-time UK stock trader using my own private capital and have been trading since 2015.

In my first year of full-time trading back in 2017, I lost over £30,000 in a single month due to overexposure, leverage, and not fully understanding the risks of what I was doing.

I’d been on a big run, but this was the first time I learned just how quickly you could lose money too. It was then that I made the decision to deepen my learning about, and focus on, consistent strategies in the long run so I could grow my account consistently year-on-year.

In 2019, I began writing for Investors Chronicle and became the magazine’s trading columnist, as well as contributing occasionally to MoneyWeek – the top two weekly financial magazines in the UK.

In 2020, I was nominated for Journalist Of The Year at the Small Cap Awards. I didn’t win, but it was great to be shortlisted given the calibre of the competition.

UK Trading Journalist Of The Year

I’m also the author of ‘How To Make Six Figures In Stocks’ and ‘Ten Habits of Highly Profitable Traders’, which cover getting started in the UK stock market and building a trading system (free from this website). I have also been invited to share my expertise on cruise ships and at a TEDx conference.

My strategy

l trade breakouts and breakdowns, gaps and other strategies covered in this course.

I’m also an intraday scalper and a big believer in adapting when the market changes direction. This requires paying attention to the market and is not a “set-and-forget” strategy – that’s investing (not trading).

There are several patterns that I trade in the stock market that are included in this course.

Below is a recent broker statement showing one of my spread bet accounts in January 2021. This is IG’s Trade analytics which shows closed trades only and doesn’t include current profitable trades at the time that were open and running.

Online Trading Profit Course

Spread betting is tax free for me as trading is no longer my only source of income, so my total realised net profit from this account for January was £15,599.68.

Here is a breakdown of the daily P&L for the whole month.

I have had much bigger wins – and much bigger losses (unlike trading gurus I have bad days) – but none of these trades took on excessive risk and losses were kept small.

My goal is to trade sensibly and compound my account year-on-year.

This online trading course will give you a detailed insight into how I think and what I do in order to successfully trade the UK stock market.


“This is a superb course teaching basic and more advanced technical analysis, disciplined risk management, trading psychology, plus a unique aspect of difficult to access education on AIM, Level 2 and market makers (worth it for just this alone). Michael is a great teacher.”

Tamzin PI World

Tamzin Freeman
Private Investor @


“Michael’s focus on making money and no nonsense approach is refreshing. So good in fact that I have asked him to teach technical analysis to my investment students. Well done!”

Steve Clapham Hardman

Steve Clapham
Investment Analyst & Founder of Behind The Balance Sheet

Everything included in the course

  • What Is Technical Analysis? (03:05)
  • Candlesticks & Candlestick Patterns (05:57)
  • Moving Averages As Trends (01:58)
  • The Importance Of Volume (04:07)
  • Using Bollinger Bands (02:08)
  • Support & Resistance (06:49)
  • Identifying Breakaway & Exhaustion Gaps (14:01)
  • Understanding Relative Strength Index (02:07)
  • Technical Analysis Summary (01:17)
  • Introducing The Four Stages (03:08)
  • Stage One & Stage Two (03:16)
  • Stage Three & Stage Four (03:53)
  • Short Selling & Short Squeezes (07:10)
  • Why We Trade Stage Two (05:24)
  • Position Sizing: Optimal Sizing & Adjusting For Risk (31:01)
  • Managing Risk: Win Rate & Expectancy (22:41)
  • Creating Your System: Your Business, Self-Evaluation, & Accountability (07:36)
  • Managing The Trade: Entries, Exits, & Staggering Stops (06:01)
  • Automation & Analysis: Trading Journals, Reviews, & Checklists (11:03)
  • Building Your System: Choosing Your Strategy & Steps To Profitability (08:04)
  • The AIM Market, Equity Placings, Overhangs, Dilution, Warrants, & Stock Options (26:12)
  • Market Maker Tactics, The RSP Network, The Bid-Ask Spread, Using NMS, & Spikes (19:33)
  • Understanding And Using SETSqx Level 2, Online Quotes, & Reading The Tape (25:20)
  • SETS Level 2, Direct Market Access, Placing Trades Onto The Orderbook, & Icebergs (15:27)
  • Participating In Market Auctions, The Call Period, Uncrossing Trades, & Arbitrage (10:24)
  • Identifying Stages (20:40)
  • Trading The Breakout & Retests (19:13)
  • Trading Cup & Handle Setups (15:27)
  • Identifying Bowls (09:10)
  • Playing The Opening Drive (21:54)
  • The Exhaustion Gap & Tombstone (32:26)
  • Introduction To Trading Psychology (04:05)
  • Anchoring, The Growth Mindset, & The Power Of Optimism (04:19)
  • Dealing With Indecision & Regret, Opportunity Cost, & Trading As A Business (08:04)
  • Confirmation Bias, The Pain Of The Gain, The Winner’s Mindset (12:04)
  • Gambler’s Fallacy, Narrative Fallacy, Trading Preparation (07:22)
  • The Uncle Point, Regret Aversion, & Marginal Gains (09:13)
  • Availability & Hindsight biases, Systems 1 & 2, The Influence Of Memory (13:33)
  • Bandwagon Effect, Sunk Cost Fallacy, & Profiting From Bubbles (14:11)
  • Restraint & Overconfidence Biases, Hot Hand Fallacy, Priming (06:38)
  • Using My Volume Filter, Alarmed Lines, & Identifying Stocks To Trade (13:57)
  • 52 Week Low Filter (06:23)
  • 52 Week High Filter (10:09)
  • Using Watchlist & Stocks In Play (16:31)
  • Technical Analysis On Stocks (12:54)

My promises if you join today

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Exceptional trader and teacher


“It’s rare to find someone of Michael’s talent. He is not only an exceptional trader but a brilliant teacher.”

Tom Rodgers
Financial Journalist

Daniel Flynn

I saw immediate improvements


“Michael’s course has really changed the way I look at stocks, and I immediately saw improvements in my ability to spot both opportunities and red flags in the market.”

Daniel Flynn

You have questions, I have answers

As I wrote in MoneyWeek (Issue 893 pp 28-29), the trading world is full of sharks. Many trading educators like to show Lamborghinis and flash watches to hook people in, and the attrition rates, hard work, and learning curve are never mentioned.

Whilst trading is a skill that can be learned, not everyone is mentally strong enough to handle the emotions that come with trading, and not everybody wants to commit to the hours required to succeed. Trading is not for everyone.

If you are not willing to treat trading as a business, then I would suggest you should consider whether trading is for you before purchasing this course.

How does unlimited access sound? 

When I ran my seminars, people asked if they could pay and come again in a few months as a refresher.

With my online trading course, you don’t have to pay again. If you want to redo the course a few months down the line or use it for reference, then you can do so.

You can access my course whenever you want, wherever you want, for as long as you want.

There is currently no seminar on spread betting. This may come in time, and the price of the course will increase to reflect that added value. Those who purchase before this seminar is added won’t pay any extra for access to new videos.

There is also little fundamental analysis included in this course. If you are buying this course to become a better investor, then this course isn’t for you.

I don’t actively trade indices, commodities or forex, or cryptocurrencies – this course is for UK stock traders only.  

There is also no mentoring included with this course – as trading is my full time job, I just don’t have time for that unless I charge (which I’m not willing to do).

However, you will have access to an exclusive support group where I will answer your questions along with other course members. You won’t be alone.

Refunds won’t be issued for this course. If you’re in any doubt about the value you will receive, then you should refrain from purchasing.

Firstly, when I ran my seminars people regularly dropped out at the last minute and asked for a refund – with this course being online these requests will only increase. 

Secondly, this is a course for those who are serious about learning to trade. If that’s not you – I’m sorry, but I can’t help you so please don’t buy this course.

You don’t need to have read my books before taking the course. However, if you are completely new to the stock market then it may be a good idea.

My course is for beginners but it assumes basic knowledge. For example, it doesn’t cover “What are stocks and shares?” because anybody can Google that and it provides no value. 

This course is about the understanding and application of knowledge, rather than spoon feeding a list of definitions.

A complete course for people who want to trade UK stocks.

When I started trading in 2015 I wanted to take an online course that would accelerate my learning curve and teach me what I needed to know quickly.

It didn’t exist. So, I read hundreds of books, watched YouTube videos, and tested for myself what worked with my own cash. I made costly mistakes with my own money because I didn’t have the right person to learn from.

The trading market is filled with binary options affiliate scammers posting pictures of Lamborghinis, but these are to lure desperate and vulnerable people in rather than serious traders. I decided to create the course I would’ve wanted five years ago.

So I can compound my account faster.

Skeptics will ask “if you’re such a good trader – why are you selling a course?” 

But think about it, if you’re good at what you do, then why wouldn’t you sell a course and share your knowledge?

As a full time trader I also need to withdraw capital to pay for all my family’s bills. The less capital I have to withdraw, the more I can grow my account.

I want to become a Dad soon, and as the sole earner in the family we were previously 100% dependent on my trading profits.

Full time trading is time consuming and requires effort – it’s not lazing by the pool all day sipping cocktails. The more I diversify, the less stress it places on me and the better I can focus on trading. 

I trade breakouts and breakdowns and I’ve shared how I trade these patterns for free already. People have been trading these patterns for decades, yet people can still make money from them.

Most traders lose money because they have unrealistic expectations or they’re simply not willing to do the hard work.

And if you took away my discipline and desire to improve as a trader – I’m sure I’d eventually become a loser too. 

Admittedly, there are some things in my course that will no longer be profitable for me if more people became aware of them. 

However, these account for less than 1% of my trades, so I won’t lose any sleep over it.

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Personable approach


“Michael is a rare breed who can cut through the noise and explain a strategy in layman’s terms. His no-nonsense and personable approach belies a keen intellect and razor-sharp intuition for the markets.”

James Faulkner
Editor in Chief @

Very beginner-friendly


“I’m a completely new trader, but Michael’s books helped a lot. I’ll make back the money spent on this course by avoiding many beginner mistakes.”

Jake Ward
Beginner Trader

Superb for traders of all levels


“Michael’s course is superb both for beginners and more experienced traders. It blends practical tactical insights with strategic thinking to help participants significantly improve their approach. I’d highly recommend the course to anyone who is serious about making money in the market.”

Ben Turney
CEO, Teathers Financial PLC


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“I have watched Michael’s video course on trading and found it very easy to understand. He goes into the right levels of detail to equip viewers with the knowledge needed. I really found these informative and useful and even though I use many of the techniques day in, day out, myself, it was worthwhile to go through it all again and it helped to fill in a few gaps in my knowledge. Well worth signing up if you are looking to make money consistently from trading the financial markets.”

WD, @wheeliedealer,


“This course is extremely insightful and practical, as always the proof is in the pudding – I am looking at the charts with totally fresh eyes. The charts now have much more meaning and my ability to discern from the noise of the market to the real indicators has definitely improved significantly.”

Ranjeev Sidhu


“I had the pleasure of attending Michael’s first trading and investing seminar this month. I’d definitely recommend it to others! Michael spoke clearly, didn’t get flustered when faced with questions or people not understanding and was good at explaining things. He made sure everyone understood before progressing. This worked well due to the small group size. I feel this seminar showed me how much I was doing wrong with my current investing approach and what I needed to do to improve in the future. I’m looking forward to putting all I’ve learnt into practice.”

Dave Protheroe


“Having attended the Shifting Shares seminar recently I can highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in improving their profitability on either their trading or investing activities. The seminar is suitable for all abilities whether you are fairly new to the trading game or have a few years experience behind you. You will definitely learn something worthwhile to use in your own strategies. For myself, the key takeaways were getting the entry and exits points correct. On returning home I immediately exited two under performing shares which freed up a significant chunk of cash to invest in existing winners. Tight stops have ensured that the downside is minimal but the upside can realistically provide huge gains on a risk reward basis. I feel a lot more confident about the future having learnt these lessons.”

Jonathan Richardson


“Michael’s seminar was a fantastic experience. The content was comprehensive and the presentation was both professional and engaging. Michael is clearly an expert at what he does and the small group size made for a great learning environment. Choice of venue and food was excellent. I would thoroughly recommend this course to beginners and improvers alike and if you only do one seminar, make it this one! Thanks Michael.”

David Cambridge


“The lack of formal trading education creates real problems for those beginning their trading journey. Michael’s course helps to overcome that barrier, providing novice traders with the knowledge and confidence required to stand on their own two feet, and achieve profitability. I thoroughly enjoyed attending, and would actively recommend it to those seeking to learn about technical trading.”

Naan Deal


“Highly recommended to anyone who wants to improve their ability to trade or invest, great for beginners as well as for those who have a few years experience. A day packed with all the information one needs to know to succeed in this tough market and Michael being patient explaining makes this seminar a must! Having attended a few seminars myself in the past I have to admit this was the BEST one. Using his method and the information provided will definitely increase my chances of winning. Thanks again Michael.”

Michal Kacej


“This was a quality seminar. If you like his books, the seminar is even better. Michael packs a lot into one day, his presentation of each topic is excellent and the small group size works well to ensure everyone understands. I particularly enjoyed the sections on technical analysis and system building. Even though I have a few years of investing experience, I walked away with plenty of actionable advice. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and have already started making positive changes to my own processes.”

Rimal Patel


“Excellent for risk management, balance sheet reading and understanding, and good knowledge of charts.”

Miren Josune De La Cruz


“One of the most impressive aspects of Michael’s course is his genuine desire to help people improve their trading. His focus on risk management in particular was worth the fee alone. Added to that is his undoubted trading skills and experiences which he generously shares.”

Terry Q


“Found the walkthrough of technical analysis and risk to be first rate, and I developed my knowledge. Michael went out of his way to explain and breakdown each element.”

Alan Bowden


“Very comprehensive, very well detailed, and very insightful.”

David Greer


“I found where I have made my mistakes!”

Phillip Jackson


“Very pleased to have taken part in the first course. It has a good overall introduction into the world of dealing in shares.”

Paschalis Christou


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