I never had dreams to become a trader. In fact, I was an athlete who thought I was going to go pro. I really never thought the market could change my life the way it did.
I was just a kid from a small town in upstate New York who played sports.
Fun Fact: “Kowalik” was an adopted last name. My real last name is Bond; I changed later in life.
I was a football player in high school… and I also played baseball, of course, when you’re a kid — you don’t really plan for the future in case something doesn’t work out.
So I tried my very best to make my dreams come true… and played college baseball.
Heck, I was invited to try out for the Atlanta Braves.
Long story, short, I didn’t make the cut… and that’s when reality hit. Of course, I was distraught and knew I needed to find something to do. So I decided to pursue a career in teaching.
I was a New York State public school teacher for about 10 years, along with my wife Pamela. One day, I looked at my finances and realized I rattled up $250K in debt, and it would take me decades to pay it off with my salary as a teacher.
While I did have summers off as a teacher, there were really no vacations for me and my wife. I kept busy by taking side-jobs, like roofing and serving tables at a few local restaurants.
Times were tough, and there were days I would make Pamela rummage through garbage to pick out aluminum cans and exchange them for a nickel. I was so sick and tired of living that life.
I wanted a way out… I needed a way out… and I found a way out… it was the stock market.
However, my success didn’t happen overnight.
When I first started out trading, I had small goals — make enough money so I didn’t have to take on odd jobs in the summer.
My first 1-2 years of trading momentum stocks didn’t bring me any closer to my goal of financial freedom. I realized that if I wanted to grow and develop as a trader, I needed a mentor. For me, that mentor was Jeff Bishop.
Through mentorship, I was able to master scalable, and what I believe to be repeatable, trading strategies.
In just a few years, I was able to go from being a debt-riddled public school teacher chasing the American dream — to not only achieving the American dream but now I have gone on to train thousands of people on how to trade stocks.
Like most folks, it’s good to be skeptical. That’s why I provide my subscribers with watchlists, advance notice alerts, and real-time updates on my moves.
Full transparency, that’s what you’ll get from me.
Of course, I’m still a teacher at heart, and it’s still one of my greatest passions. And I want to give back to the world what’s changed my life.
If a broke school teacher who never had dreams of becoming a profitable trader could make it in the market?
Why not you?
I’m here today as both a trader and a teacher who’s not only debt-free but a bonafide multi-millionaire.
I’m so glad to have you aboard, and every week, I’ll do my best to provide the best lessons and show you my techniques that have helped me become the trader I am today.