Episode One – A Life in Charts

Published on
May 17th, 2017
71 minutes

Episode One – A Life in Charts

Charting Masterclasses ·
Featuring Peter Brandt

Published on: May 17th, 2017 • Duration: 71 minutes

Peter Brandt is a classical chartist and a trading legend, in the foreign exchange and futures markets since 1975. In this exclusive five-part series, Peter shares his knowledge and the lessons he has learned, to develop a framework to trade successfully with chart-based analysis. In Episode 1, Peter takes Raoul Pal through his fascinating life story, from how he discovered charts and the importance of risk management, to the mentality of markets and what they can teach you about yourself.


  • CS
    Christopher S.
    17 September 2018 @ 10:34
    This guy is the single best person to follow on the whole of Twitter...I've made some serious money just by following a few of his ideas over the last year.
  • SF
    Stephen F.
    5 July 2018 @ 05:26
    Fantastic to have Peter Brandt, I am solidified in my choice to purchase a Real Vision subscription.
  • EM
    Emad M.
    27 May 2018 @ 14:01
    Great interview, learned a lot! Many thanks for investing your time to give us this series Peter!
  • PH
    Phil H.
    15 December 2017 @ 23:01
    https://thelonelytraderv2.wordpress.com/2017/10/24/peter-brandt-another-fake-trader/ just sayin..
  • AW
    Anthony W.
    28 October 2017 @ 07:26
    A great interview with a smart, seasoned and successful trader. When I watch Real Vision, I always stop to think about the results of the interviewee before I decide how much of their thinking I will take on board. Peter's results are consistently outstanding.
  • V!
    Volatimothy !.
    19 September 2017 @ 01:11
    Who in the world would give thumbs down? Excellent interview
  • BL
    Bob L.
    12 September 2017 @ 22:53
    Peter is a legend. As his private service. https://www.peterlbrandt.com
  • BS
    Brandon S.
    8 August 2017 @ 00:54
    Excellent interview, thank you so much Peter for sharing.
  • VK
    Vladimir K.
    17 June 2017 @ 18:31
    I actually didn't know who is Peter Brandt before. But here I am, fascinated by this interview, looking forward to the rest videos. Raoul, thanks a lot for brilliant questions. It is crucial for the high quality interview. it is so rare to talk to a successful independent trader. Someone who is our example, the man who walked this painful, difficult path and succeeded. It is obvious how much of self-reflection Peter went through. It is trully a blessing to hear his stories, lessons. He is so genuine and open, no hidden agenda. Peter, thank you so much.
  • TC
    Thomas C.
    6 June 2017 @ 10:22
    Brilliant - inspiring !!
  • BV
    Bogdan V.
    27 May 2017 @ 18:46
    Peter and Raoul, thank you for this guys. You add value to the lives of so many people! Peter, I have a question: How is a pattern formed from the point of view of actual people coming in and out of a market? What makes the shoulders lower than the top (for H&S), or higher high and lower low (for Diamond)etc...? How people think and act that produces the patterns? This is something I would love to read about. In other words, Investor A buys to open but Investor B buys to close, then fear/margin call/greed takes over and A/B do something, etc... I look at charts and try to "see" and "feel" people taking decisions in real-time. If I manage to understand HOW patterns are formed and not only that a certain pattern, statistically, is doing this or that, I would be so happy! Thank you again guys, I really appreciate the privilege of you taking the time to share your thoughts with so many people around the world.
    • PB
      Peter B.
      31 May 2017 @ 21:47
      The best explanation of why patterns form would be from the books "Technical Analysis and Stock Market Trends" by Edwards and Magee (1948) or "Technical Analysis and Stock Market Profits" by Reichard W. Schabacker (1933). I recommend the Schabacker book -- he was the originator of patterns and his book is the easier read of the two.
  • PB
    Pieter B.
    27 May 2017 @ 02:39
    Absolutely fascinating and excellent value. Massive thanks!
  • FC
    Forest C.
    26 May 2017 @ 18:08
    Supreme Peter, you earn yourself another subscriber of Factor. Too much trade identification in the media but not enough risk management and sizing discourse...
  • CM
    Carl M.
    24 May 2017 @ 20:40
    really enjoyed it
  • LC
    Liliana C.
    22 May 2017 @ 03:12
    I'm here to learn. Truly grateful to have a master legendcteach. Thanks Peter!
  • CH
    Colin H.
    19 May 2017 @ 12:40
    My process is completely different but I really enjoyed this.
  • KS
    Kathleen S.
    19 May 2017 @ 01:17
    Love Peter , however we live in a world where all markets are manipulated - they are not organic and have no fundamental or charting ability -- they are the whim of policy. You have to guess what the CB's are going to do and it is just getting worse and worse and worse.
    • PB
      Peter B.
      19 May 2017 @ 15:20
      Kathleen, the markets cannot be manipulated forever -- that is the lesson of history. And when the CBs can no longer manipulate, WATCH OUT
  • EG
    Eduardo G.
    18 May 2017 @ 12:22
    I'm only half way through the video and I'm already loving it. Real people, real traders, real experience and wisdom: Real Vision! Infinite Thanks!
    • EG
      Eduardo G.
      18 May 2017 @ 13:31
      Watched it completely and Raul is absolutely right. We're blessed to have this possibility
  • JK
    Jeff K.
    17 May 2017 @ 22:21
    Even as a long time Factor subscriber, I found myself riveted to the interview. What a humble giant! Kudos RV!
    • DC
      D C.
      7 July 2017 @ 19:48
      Just curious- so has being a Factor subscriber helped you with your trading?
  • JA
    John A.
    17 May 2017 @ 13:47
    Real Vision introduced me to Peter and his service. After Real Vision, it is the best investment I've ever made. Ive traded commodities using charts and risk management mostly (though much much MUCH inferior to Peter, ehm) and it was such a relief to read his work. It is so clear and succinct, which is as rare as a white buffalo in this murky world of charting and risk management. Just like Real Vision, I learn something new every time I open it up.
  • TL
    T L.
    15 May 2017 @ 22:57
    what are the two books again?
    • PB
      Peter B.
      19 May 2017 @ 15:22
      I think you are referring to the Edwards and Magee book (all Editions after #6 are garbage, see if you can get the 5th Edition). The other one is Technical Analysis and Stock Market Profits by Richard Schabacker
  • BC
    Brian C.
    15 May 2017 @ 05:40
    Another happy Factor member here. Thank you for sharing your fascinating journey, Peter. Well done RV for such an enjoyable interview. Loved seeing the older photos and statements, great touch!
  • SC
    Sajad C.
    14 May 2017 @ 16:59
    Real vision stepping up a level, again. Excellent.
  • SR
    Steve R.
    14 May 2017 @ 08:38
    Pure gold! Thanks Peter :-)
  • ct
    constantine t.
    13 May 2017 @ 10:18
    Peter, you're a legend and I'm honoured to have met you and be a Factor member. All the best, CT
  • ZY
    ZHENG Y.
    13 May 2017 @ 02:02
    this video is so worth to watch again and again...on the road of learning trading...
  • WP
    William P.
    13 May 2017 @ 01:44
    Watched it twice just for fun. Loved Peter's response in regard to fundamental traders who don't believe technical analysis works (my paraphrase). Beyond that, great to see Raoul appear to be truly enjoying a conversation.
  • CP
    Charles P.
    12 May 2017 @ 15:10
    I will echo what others are saying here, when I say this is truly a remarkable interview, which reflects RV at its very best! What I like about this interview in particular is the look-back on the career. There is so much to learn (and admire) when you hear about a person's journey. It is NEVER the case that they were always as notable/prestigious/wise as we see them in their "accomplished" status today. I really think this review of a RV guests' career journey (if they are willing to share!) adds just so much to the listeners appreciation and admiration. This interview really brought that into high relief. Again, RV, job well done!
  • SM
    Sam M.
    12 May 2017 @ 14:38
    We're standing upon the shoulders of giants. Thank you.
    • PB
      Peter B.
      19 May 2017 @ 15:23
      A more appropriate expression would be "mining the minds of midgets"
  • CG
    Colin G.
    12 May 2017 @ 05:06
    Thanks Raoul for asking two questions I always wanted Peter to answer: (1) have you tried random trades with the same risk management? (2) could an algorithm implement his methodology? If the system is as rigorous as it appears, you have to wonder why there's a need for much personal discretion. Great interview. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
    • FC
      Forest C.
      17 May 2017 @ 03:08
      Same here. I kinda understand (2) but can't really grapple with (1) - it may even work better than his own 40% (considering 50/50)... perhaps it is about conviction ?
  • BM
    Bryan M.
    12 May 2017 @ 04:37
  • VR
    Vernon R.
    11 May 2017 @ 23:41
    Wow! What a rare human who’s only interest is to share his priceless knowledge and wisdom. Real vision and its subscribers are so lucky.
  • RD
    RP D.
    11 May 2017 @ 23:01
    I'm getting my moneys worth here RV! Thank you Peter and well done Raoul. Can't wait for the next episode.
  • Sv
    Sid v.
    11 May 2017 @ 21:47
    RV provides so much value. Thank you for this series
  • SK
    Siddharth K.
    11 May 2017 @ 20:09
    This is such a great interview! One of the best I have watched.
  • RB
    Roy B.
    11 May 2017 @ 19:41
    The trading insights are invaluable. Looking forward to the next installment.
  • CA
    Christian A.
    11 May 2017 @ 18:27
  • RS
    Richard S.
    11 May 2017 @ 18:01
    What a pleasant, knowledgeable and insightful gentleman. Great interview.
  • LA
    Linda A.
    11 May 2017 @ 17:03
    Thank u for an A+ education Raoul, Peter! Successful trading is one hard job. I am still learning the art of cutting losses short, risk mgmt. I now start small on trades to test my trades. If I am right, I will add on. BTW I enjoyed seeing the pics through the decades-thanks for sharing.
  • kv
    keith v.
    11 May 2017 @ 14:02
    This is GOLD.
  • PT
    Patrick T.
    11 May 2017 @ 05:16
    Thank you for sharing your knowledge
  • RM
    Russell M.
    11 May 2017 @ 04:54
    Thank you Peter for taking the time. Your passing of knowledge
  • CT
    Chase T.
    11 May 2017 @ 03:40
    Fantastic interview...I feel really blessed to be able to learn from a living legend. New factor member as of just now and having seen the report in Real Vision Publications...I am excited to see the weekly product. Peter is a true self made man in the markets and is a hero to young traders hoping to do the same. Thanks Raoul!
  • GP
    Gordon P.
    11 May 2017 @ 00:47
    Awesome, looking forward to watching rest of this series Thanks, RV
  • GA
    Giedrius A.
    10 May 2017 @ 21:47
    Incredible, love you all for such a content!!!
  • PU
    Peter U.
    10 May 2017 @ 20:20
  • SB
    Sulinder B.
    10 May 2017 @ 19:44
    I have been a member of his Factor Service since inception.He is superb. He does not sugar coat anything.He is brutally honest,not only with his subscribers but,more importantly,with himself....and yes his returns are staggering!
    • VK
      Vladimir K.
      16 June 2017 @ 22:51
      Sulinder, thanks for this intro. I actually didn't know who is Peter Brandt.
  • RO
    Rodica O.
    10 May 2017 @ 19:37
    Peter is a legend and theinterview was just outstanding ! Thank you for bringing him to the RV and giving him the proper credit for his work.
  • JM
    James M.
    10 May 2017 @ 19:27
    Inspirational !!!
  • J
    Josh .
    10 May 2017 @ 19:15
    What's with the music?!
  • MM
    Michael M.
    10 May 2017 @ 17:58
    Brilliant, what a hugely likeable and admirable guy. Great job RVTV.
  • RA
    Ricardo A.
    10 May 2017 @ 17:31
    "If you want to know who your worse enemy is.. look in the mirror." "Successful trading is an upstream swim against human nature" ... Words of WISE man
  • DA
    Daniel A.
    10 May 2017 @ 16:42
    What an inspiring man. Next week cannot come soon enough!
  • SC
    Sau C.
    10 May 2017 @ 16:20
    A trading legend. Great stuff. Long overdue. Looking forward to the next few episodes
  • MS
    Matt S.
    10 May 2017 @ 16:03
    Only a 40% win rate... damn that scares me! I Know it's still possible to be successful (obviously - look at Peter) but... still fills with me fear lol
    • HT
      Ha T.
      10 May 2017 @ 19:26
      Yes, that makes me even more looking forward to his risk management and position sizing techniques
    • RM
      Robert M.
      11 May 2017 @ 04:20
      All aspiring traders should read his book, it's one of my top 3 trading books: Diary of a Professional Commodities Trader.
    • JK
      Jeff K.
      17 May 2017 @ 22:20
      what are your other two?
  • RM
    Richard M.
    10 May 2017 @ 14:33
    What a fascinating interview! Peter is the consummate professional and it truly shows in this interview. He's had a storied career and it was great getting to hear all about it. Raoul did a super job with the interviewing side too! Really looking forward to Peter's charting series that is upcoming!
  • ns
    niall s.
    10 May 2017 @ 14:10
    I like the candor , modesty and honesty that Peter brings to RVTV , look forward to his series and some serious brain picking . many thanks to all .
  • SS
    Steve S.
    10 May 2017 @ 13:27
    One of the best interviews I have seen on RVTV in a long time! Priceless
    • PB
      Peter B.
      19 May 2017 @ 15:25
      I feel humbled by your kind words.
  • JS
    John S.
    10 May 2017 @ 11:51
    Wonderful. As Raoul said, we are blessed to be able to listen to Peter's wisdom.