About Active Trading Partners, LLC

Dave BanisterWe combine a thorough understanding of fundamentals with a wealth of technical analysis experience to take advantage of the crowd behavior in the markets. Our Chief Strategist, David Banister has been quoted on CBS Marketwatch.com, 321gold.com, Stockhouse.com, Theaureport.com, TheStreet.com, Wall Street Window, and profiled at Top Traders and Your Trading Edge magazine to name a few. He has also been a guest on the national radio show "Money Matter$" in the past. Chris Vermeulen and David Met in 2008 as the financial crisis was unfolding. After numerous months of following the trading profits of David and his MRM "buy low and sell high" methods (Momentum Reversal Method), Chris suggested that a joint venture be formed and we offer this service to a select group of partners (subscribers).

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David is often quoted and featured in various Media outlets on his views on markets and precious metals. (CLICK HERE)


Active Trading Partners, LLC (ATP) wanted to develop a reliable and consistently profitable method of swing positioning in ETF's and/or individual stocks by entering swing positions trades at preferably lower risk points, with high upside potential still intact. The methodology really revolves around understanding "herd" behavior as it applies to the markets. Herd or crowd behavior is crucial to understand as it relates to investing in the markets in order to be successful. Elliott wave theory for example, is one of the main foundations that we use at ATP combined with our MRM timing system to help pinpoint more precise entry and exit points with lower risk. ATP has spent years studying human behavioral patterns, Fibonacci retracements, and Elliott wave patterns. Investors love to chase stocks up and by doing so, they increase their risk without knowing it. The crowd loves to sell low and buy high, ATP attempts to do the opposite. The question is, how can you consistently buy low and sell high? What if you could consistently buy just before the crowd jumps in and pushes a stock up rapidly? That is where our MRM entry and exit system comes into play to attempt to do just that. ATP has a very strong foundation in fundamental analysis, extensive investment experience, and nearly unmatched technical analysis skills. These all come into play to attempt to weed out as much risk as possible, before a swing position is delivered. In addition, ATP uses extremely resourceful techniques to uncover reasons why a stock may be up or down, and to determine if there may be some catalysts near term as well, or if the stock should be avoided entirely.

We use a "Tranche Entry" methodology where we may suggest 1/3, 1/2, or sometimes a full position buying over various intervals with alerts in real time. We believe that small and mid cap stocks are extremely volatile, with the action often having nothing to do with the fundamentals at all. Therefore, we purposely split up our tranches over a few days or even weeks of time. We wait for the opportune pullbacks and then send an Email alert and Web Post to our private password protected website to give the specific entry or exit suggestions to our Partners. This allows us to smooth out our entry averages and attempt to get a better low cost entry into a position we like or plan to trade around. The MRM timing signals help us confirm over 1 day ,3 day, and weekly windows when viewing our proprietary charts as to the best entry price and time period.

In most cases, ATP looks for trends that are about to reverse to the upside, after a correction has taken place prior to our recommended entry price. We want to "Wring out the risk" of the trade as much as possible prior to putting our toes in the water. The analogy is taking a lemon and squeezing as much juice as you can out of it, this is what we do with our selections... only we are waiting until most all of the risk to the downside has been removed. There are reliable patterns consistently exhibited by the trading crowd that ATP takes advantage of by attempting to enter into positions as others are selling just prior to an expected reversal back up. ATP has tested these various methodologies exhaustively in up, down, and sideways markets. ATP believes that stocks and sectors move almost entirely based on the sentiment of the crowd at that time, whether bullish or bearish. Understanding human behavioral patterns and knowing at which point to enter into trades and when to exit, helps ATP to provide work to provide profitable trading results to our partners.

Our methodology is therefore contrarian in nature, as we tend to be scaling into swing trading positions such as a stock or ETF is in the final stages of a correction or decline. We have proprietary signals that help us to weed out potential winners from those we would rather avoid. Our #1 goal is to reduce as much risk as possible before we recommend a position. We also scale into every trade no matter how confident we are. Scaling in over 24-72 hours allows us to control both risk and emotions at the same time. It allows us to lower our average cost most of the time after we begin building a position.

All subscribers are subject to our terms of use agreement and are required to read and review the instructions given in the introductory email before participating. These instructions include how to scale into and out of positions, profit taking, stop loss setting, and risk tolerance and risk profile awareness, as well as advice to consult professionals before investing. Our research is our opinion only and not to be considered as buy or sell advice on any security. Past performance is not an indication or guarantee of future results. Investing carries risk and professionals should be consulted before making decisions.

ATP Team

If you have any questions that were not answered please send me an email info@activetradingpartners.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


Testimonial:"I have watched the progress and trading of Active Trading Partners, LLC for several months. They have proven to be quite quick and smart about picking some fine selections for the shorter term to intermediate traders. I regularly look forward to our communications.
Roger Wiegand, Editor, Trader Tracks Newsletter & Futures and Commodities Trader-Analyst



"Others focused mainly on chart data and concluded that not only has a top been put into place in gold but that –inevitable upward corrections notwithstanding-the metal is headed for significantly lower value zones. One such detailed analysis – made just three days prior to yesterday’s bloodbath-is certainly worthy of the ‘replay’ button being pushed (maybe several times even) in the wake of the Thursday cave-in. Active Trading Partners’ David Banister appears to have been among the very few who rang the alarm bell prior to the conflagration in the market."

Jon Nadler,
Chief Commentator- Kitco.com - July 2nd 2010