The story of TRI
The Rational Investor (TRI) isn’t your typical investing site, we aren’t backed by any big firms or rich companies. We started out as just a few guys tired of the lies in other investment schools and communities. Our primary goal at TRI is not to teach you how to ‘get rich quick’ but rather, how to successfully run a small business of trading.
Brian Beamish is the hallmark trader at TRI with over 30 years of experience in professional market environments. Within the Canadian securities industry he held licenses to broker the following: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, and derivatives. He achieved the Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute (FCSI) designation in 2005 and in 2011 was asked to join a prop firm within the CME trading Crude Oil as a proprietary trader. Brian applies a "Rational Investing" approach to the market, combining fundamentals with high levels of Technical analysis to consistently beat the market. He possess an incredible passion for not only trading the market, but also teaching others.
TRI as a community started when Julian observed Brain teaching and talking about the markets on Tradingview and YouTube back in 2014. Julian had been searching for years for someone to help him take his trading to the “next level”. Brian had an honesty that seemed so rare in the world of trading. Through working with Brian, Julian went from blowing up 2 accounts in 5 years (and losing ~$15,000), to becoming a successful and profitable trader in only 1.5 years. Julian now works as TRI’s the chief operating officer (COO) along with sharing his viewpoint on the markets at TRI. He has a passion for developing and backtesting unique option strategies.
Soon after TRI started, Sjoerd joined the team, as our chief algorithm officer (CAO). Sjoerd has over 10 years of experience working as a professional developer in the Netherlands. He fulfills the role as lead developer. He is developing trading tools for TRI to help himself and members spend more time with family and secure a bright future for his daughter.
Since then TRI has only continued to grow!
Our community now boasts countless educated market participants, a plethora of Teaching Assistants, and Veteran members who work daily to help new members improve their trading and reach that “next level” of success. If you’re looking for an honest positive place to improve your trading, TRI is it. We aren’t here to help you get rich quick, we are here to help you learn proper market techniques (both market based and personal based) that help you successfully run a trading business and grow in a healthy environment.