The Intentional Trader trading philosophy is to keep it simple. We know that there are numerous ways to make money in the markets. Not all of them work for all people. But we came up with a system that has allowed us to become consistent traders and trade full time for a living.

  • Trade what you see
  • Easily spot the best potential opportunities
  • Stay out of the markets as much as possible to avoid unforseen volatility
  • Trade pullbacks and continuations
  • Add layers of confluence to confirm trade setups
  • Multiple risk level entries for each setup
  • Stay out of the market when it is not in favor of our trading system
  • Stay out when extreme volatility is expected
  • Not losing money is almost as good as making money

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Tony Peterson: Founder & CEO

Tony Peterson is the lifeblood of the Intentional Trader. He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Tony is not your traditional definition of af trading ‘guru’, in fact for 20 years he was a residential remodeling contractor, a profession completely unrelated to trading. However, when he was bitten by the trading bug in 2000 he was determined to trade consistently and for a living. After many years of struggling and shedding his blood, sweat and tears he applied a simple yet powerful concept – treat trading as a business. Armed with this new application to trading, he completely revamped his approach and now has been a full time trader for over 9 years. He is a strong believer in clean and simple trading and this is reflected in his “HUD” style indicators.


Lisa Encisco: Sales & Product Development

Lisa considers herself to be one of the lucky ones. Back in May 2011, she realized she needed much better tools and guidance after only 6 weeks of day trading. “The Intentional Trader (IT) had the precision that I was looking for in indicators and easy to see setups. At IT, they also view mastery of trading as a process, which resonated with how I felt it should be approached, and even better, they’re there to help at every step.” Lisa joined the TradeRx Mentoring Program to further refine her skills and to develop Trade and Business Plans. “It is absolutely essential to have clear rules to follow. There were times that I didn’t follow my rules, and those were the times that I would take a beating. By having solid trade rules, I could see exactly what I did wrong, and work to improve every day to the point that a particular challenge would no longer even be an obstacle.” Lisa has gone on to become a mentor herself and has helped many other struggling traders.

Lisa has diverse interests ranging from playing ice hockey to studying South Asian classical music. Day trading has been a way for her to pursue her many hobbies. She also has degrees in engineering, international management, and the humanities, all of which has given her a unique perspective which has made her a valuable asset to IT. “I enjoy working with people and seeing firsthand how the IT approach makes a huge positive impact on their trading. There are many exciting things ahead at The Intentional Trader, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!”


Praveen Muthu: Technical Services

Praveen manages all of the backend technology for The Intentional Trader to ensure that everything runs effortlessly and efficiently with both IT and client services. He also assists clients with indicator installations as well as making sure that new traders are comfortable with their trading platforms and are ready for trading. He joined the Intentional Trader in June 2010 after struggling with Forex trading. An avid lover of economics, financial markets and technology, he found that The Intentional Trader was the only trade room which actually catered to people who wanted to make their living at trading and reformed them to do so. After months of practice, he started to achieve consistent results and has been trading full time since mid 2011, an achievement of which he is extremely proud.

As a recent university graduate, he is building his trading practice and wants to spread the word of The Intentional Trader, a significant alternative to being stuck in the treacherous workforce caused by the Global Financial Crisis. He currently resides in Melbourne, Australia.

Conner Peterson: Business Development Support

Conner is our renaissance man. He stays busy moderating the trade room, helping with customer support, and working in the "back office." Whether you need help with our trading style, indicator tuning, or sales, Conner can lend a hand. He's a driven young man that enjoys helping other traders. When he's not working, he enjoys being active and enjoys Skydiving, skateboarding, American Ninja Warrior Training, and rock climbing. He currently resides in Atlanta.