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Even Keel Trading is a performance coaching firm targeting serious & committed professional traders who want to learn to strategically navigate the emotional waves triggered by volatile markets to improve consistent performance and profitability!

We assist individual traders, proprietary groups, and trading organizations achieve their greatest potential in demanding environments characterized by




Phillip Yea, Trading Systems Specialist, Sun Trading LLC

“In general I'm feeling a lot more calm and cool, not just in trading but in daily life. Having all this pent-up frustration isn't going to help me. Now I just take a deep breath and roll with it; whatever happened, happened, and l let it go. The other part of the class that goes a long way to helping a trader is that you (instructors) don't just talk about what's going on, you also do what you say and you've seen it work because you've used it yourself. Dr. Ken and Mark are extremely knowledgeable, detail oriented, and organized. They get right to the heart of the subject matter by using real world examples to effectively get the idea across while keeping things interesting. The material and their instruction is extremely helpful for both aspiring and seasoned traders.”  - April 27, 2009

What students have to say...


Craig Chin, Independent Trader

"I wish I had taken this class before I had started learning about options and fundamental analysis. Especially with the point (Mark) Douglas drove home that anything can happen...it (class/materials) calmed me down a whole lot more, I was able to let go and not ask why things happen so much. It's just that element of letting go that helped a lot." - May 10, 2009

Neal Gustafson, Independent Trader

"I don't force a lot of things to happen when they should...I've learned to have more of a disciplined approach to money management since taking this course; it's been a big thing for me." - May 12, 2009

Nick Vinci, Independent Trader

I’ve just completed my most profitable month as a beginning position trader. Much of the credit goes to Dr. Ken Celiano and Mr. Mark Paulik and the POISED to Perform methodology that they have developed at Even-Keel Trading. After completing the POISED class at Northwestern University, I’ve found that my trading thought process and decision making skills are much clearer and more focused. I highly recommend the POISED to Perform course. - May 7, 2009

John Doherty, Independent Trader

“Dr.Ken & Mark have developed a program to get their clients to perform to their peak potential. Through the use of multiple tools they get clients to look within for answers to their performance problems and then show them how to perform at a higher level. They possess an awesome ability to challenge in a constructive manner so their clients will rise to the challenge and not avoid performance issues. I highly recommend Dr Ken & Mark’s performance coaching.” - February 3, 2009

John McCormick - Independent Trader

“Thanks for your help with the Poised to Perform class . It was the best class in the Futures and Options Certificate Program . Dr Ken Celiano and Mark Paulik are fantastic instructors. Ken's expertise in behavioral finance and doctorate in psychology was so timely with the economy, he advised me about the nature of financial services and it allowed me to take a different perspective on a business I've been in for 20 years. Mark is also an excellent instructor his knowledge of trading was incredible, to have a successful trader give you insights is invaluable . Just a quick sidebar I went to an alumni mixer and mentioned my class to Dr Patrick T. Harker former Dean of the Wharton School of Business and told him how much I enjoyed the class and how informative it was . I continue to work hard and study trading while studying for the series 3 .” - May 21, 2009

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RISK DISCLOSURE: Trading stocks, futures and foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to invest in futures or foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with futures and foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts.”

TESTIMONIALS: Unique experiences and past performances do not guarantee future results! Testimonials herein are unsolicited and are non-representative of all clients; your trading results may vary.

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