About Me

ITPM Alumni – The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management (ITPM), founded by ex-Goldman Sachs trader Anton Kreil, helped me on my journey to become a profitable retail trader

Who am I?

Hey guys, my name is Phil and I am from Austria. I was mentored by Anton Kreil after attending the Thailand April 2022 mentoring. Since August 2022 I am trading very profitable on my own. You can check out my progress 2022-2023 here. Since Q4 2023 I am also an official ITPM affiliate that’s why I started the website. My goal is to help retail traders and find the best trading education available. Which, in my honest opinion, is the trading education the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management offers. To be totally transparent: I get a commission if someone purchases a course throughout my links. In return I offer exclusive and official discount codes for ITPMs trading courses.

Why do I do this?

ITPM was a game-changer for me personally and for my trading. Since I started my trading journey I’ve developed so much more than trading skills. I want other retail traders to find honest reviews and a source of information they can use to form their own decision about whether they want to try this path or not. Sure, getting some extra cash here and there is fine but, fortunately, my trading returns outweigh this side project by a considerable margin!

My Background

After school and my civil service, I attended university and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in project management and IT in 2014. Since then I work in the aviation industry in the department for corporate strategy in project management.

Financial Markets and Trading

My ‘ trading career ‘started a little while back in 2015, where I started to seriously learn about financial markets. At this point in time, I had a decent amount in my savings account and got notified by my bank that I will earn breathtaking 0.125% yearly interest. I instantly knew I had to get active. Firstly I visited a financial advisor but soon I realized I don’t trust and like this kind of people. I never even once had the feeling that they were able to benefit me and my goals. The only thing they made me realize was that I wanted to be self-dependent on my financial situation. I then started to read books, watch youtube videos and educate myself via different sources. In 2016 I opened an investing account, where I still invest (equities, ETFs, long only, the idea was to stick mostly to buy and hold).

How did I discover ITPM and got an ITPM Alumni?

In 2018 I stumbled on the “million dollar traders” video on youtube and soon found the “10 secrets to achieve financial success”. After a few weeks of research about the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management (ITPM) and Anton, I knew I wanted to get involved and therefore did the PTM (Professional Trading Masterclass) in 2019 and passed the exam in 2020. Since March/April 2020 I am considered an institute trader, trading my own money.

Antron Kreil and Stock Market Connaisseur during a session of Professional Trading Masterclass in 2020

My Timeline of ITPM Education

March 2019

March 2020

June 2020

June 2020 – March 2021

March 2021 – April 2022

April 2022 – July 2022

August 2022+

Bought the PTM 1.0 video series

Opened and funded TradeStation account as an institute trader

War Room Webinar (Two weeks of daily webinars, learning about trade idea generation, markets, options etc.)

War Room Webinar (Two weeks of daily webinars, learning about trade idea generation, markets, options etc.)

Traded on my own. Did the PTM 2.0, POTM and prepared myself for the mentoring (organized my process, continued idea generation etc.)

10 Days Thailand program + Mentoring with Anton afterwards – 1X ZOOM call per week with weekly tasks

Trading on my own

My weekly Schedule


6-8 hours

•Mainly idea generation

•Updating Macro view

Saturday morning

1-2 hours

•Updating options monitor (update probable outcome for next expiry, risk management)

•Planning actions for the week ahead

•Structuring trade ideas

During the week

1 – 2 hours

•Trade execution (unwinding positions or initiating new ones)

•Updating macro view (new releases, FED Meetings etc.)

•Checking portfolio every day (what has moved? Have price targets been reached?)

•Idea generation

In Total

8-12 hours per week

Trading 1 scaled - Thanks to the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management (ITPM) Courses

Recap 2022-2023: How I made more than $170,000 or 163% profit trading Stock Options

Thanks to the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management (ITPM) Courses, Anton Kreil and my own commitment! Take a look at the webinar I did in 2022 after my mentoring with Anton Kreil for proof of portfolio starting amount!

Review of ITPM Courses

The courses of the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management helped me massively to become a profitable retail trader. I genuinely believe that ITPM provides the best trading education on the market – but not everything is perfect. Find out more in my reviews

Results of my Mentoring with Anton Kreil

In September 2022 Anton asked me and another one of his former mentees, Gunter, if we want to do a webinar with him. After the Thailand class in April 2022 and the following mentoring with Anton from Mai to July 2022 I thought it was great opportunity to show what I have learned and how I have progressed