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Meet the market analysts that will be supporting you on your journey to becoming a career funded trader.

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Nick Quinn

Analyst, HowToTrade

14+ years of trading experience

Shain Vernier

Analyst, HowToTrade

10+ years of trading experience

Nick Quinn

Analyst, HowToTrade

14+ years of trading experience

Shain Vernier

Mentor, HowToTrade

10+ years of trading experience

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Our analysts have decades of experience. Let them show you the path to becoming a career funded trader.

Nick Quinn

Analyst, HowToTrade

14+ years Trading Experience

Last 30 days activity: 1 Trading ideas 25 Live streams


Originally from London, Nick lived in several different countries throughout his childhood and come from a family with a background in engineering. There is nothing like a global education to give someone an appreciation and understanding of different cultures and how the world connects.

Majoring in arts and science Nick completed his studies in California before returning to London to work in finance. There are many great trading quotes, but his favourite is from American Commodities Trader Ed Seykota: “Everyone gets what they want from the market”.


Nicks trading career began after Lehman Brother Bank collapsed in 2008. Primarily drawn towards spot rate fx markets, Nick has studied and completed many of the leading professional trading training programs in the UK. His knowledge extends across the full range of trading instruments and asset classes with a particular passion for futures markets on Eurex and the CME.


Market data analytics are the backbone of Nicks trading style, with extensive working knowledge of volume, open interest and CFTC Commitment of Traders data and Commercial Hedging. Using a top-down approach with a backdrop of fundamental analysis, COT's data helps to see deeper into the market adding a strategic edge to trading decisions.

Teaching Style

Nick has a great talent for simplifying complex financial concepts to make it easy for anyone to learn and grasp. He is a big believer that hard work and persistence are the keys to unlocking the talent required to achieve trading success. The financial markets can be an intimidating landscape for anyone without experience, Nick has the right approach to supporting clients of all levels through their trading journey.

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Shain Vernier

Analyst, HowToTrade

10+ years Trading Experience

Last 30 days activity: 18 Trading ideas 44 Live streams


A native of rural Montana (USA), Shain approaches the market from a blue-collar perspective. With a background in residential construction, oil field services, and financial writing, he favors common sense over elegant analytics. Shain's mantra sums up his views on trading capital: Keep it simple!

Shain holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance from the University of Montana (B.Sc. Finance, 2002). In his college days, he had an accomplished baseball career competing in the NWAAC and NCAA Big XII conferences. Shain's collegiate experience provides the backdrop for his "financial athlete" trading philosophy, where success is based on the three D's — desire, discipline, and dedication.


Shain's trading career began shortly after the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. As the housing market crashed, the construction industry took an unprecedented hit. Out of necessity, Shain turned his attention to the futures markets in the spring of 2010. He's been there — in one form or another — ever since.

Over the past 10+ years, Shain has traded everything from shares, crypto, and forex to CME futures. The only thing he hasn't traded is his small collection of vintage baseball cards!


From a strategic standpoint, Shain is focused primarily on intraday scalping and day and swing trading strategies. Bollinger Bands and Fibonacci Retracements are his indicators of choice within a multiple time frame context.

Shain's favorite markets are CME WTI crude oil futures, CME gold futures, the US equities indices, and FX majors.

Teaching Style

Shain takes a hands-on approach to relaying his market knowledge to other traders. Whether on a live stream, in video lessons, or in a blog, he breaks down complex topics into understandable terms.

Be sure to check out one of Shain's streams or trade ideas in the HowToTrade trading room. The streams go live twice each day, where he breaks down the session's key events and market moves. If you have any questions, submit them via Live Chat or Private Message, and Shain will answer promptly.

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Up to 6 daily live streams. Ask our analysts questions about the markets or prop trading in real-time.

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Let HowToTrade awaken your inner talent

The HowToTrade trading community is a diverse atmosphere where members have one thing in common — a passion for the markets. Does this sound like you? Then joining the HowToTrade community may be the single greatest thing you can do if you seriously want to make it as a career funded trader.

Your success doesn't depend on how strong your trading system is or your trading tools, it hinges on whether you've got the raw talent needed to trade the markets. We believe successful trading is more about who you are as opposed to what you know.

Our mission is to nurture aspiring traders and discover those who have the talent required to trade with our capital. We'll give you the perfect environment inside the trading room to find opportunities, build your confidence, hone your skills and get any question about trading answered.

HowToTrade is your opportunity to trade as a career funded trader. Let's see if you have what it takes to trade with our capital.

Daily live analysis

Join the market analyst team daily via live streams inside the trading room. The team will go live on camera at least 6 times a day.

In the live and interactive sessions you will understand the fundamentals driving movements in the markets so you can forecast moves in the markets before they happen. You'll also learn about technical analysis and how to analyse what the charts are telling you.

If you have questions about trading, the markets, financial news or prop trading, ask the analysts in the community chat and it your question will be answered during the live stream.

Ongoing support

The HowToTrade team of analysts will be your go-to support during your time with us. Not only will the analysts be your sounding board, they will be there to encourage and motivate you during your trading journey.

Trading is lonely, it's confusing and it is difficult, not everyone can do it, not everyone has the talent to become a full-time career trader. We realise this and just how important it is for you to have the on-going support and feedback.

Private message the market analysts and ask your questions privately, or ask via the daily live streams for your question to be answered in real-time, live.

Academy to Career Funded Trader Program

Unlike any other prop firm, we offer you much more than just our capital to trade with - we've created a full Academy to Carer Funded Trader Program.

Our Academy is where traders of all levels will start their journey with HowToTrade. In our Academy we offer hours of course videos on everything from the very basics of trading, all the way up to advanced skills you need to learn in order to get an edge in the markets.

We add new video lessons to our courses every month and if something doesn't make sense to you, just ask our analysts during their next live stream.

Our Academy is designed to help you on the entire path from beginner to trading our capital, in order to profit from it.

Frequently asked questions

See our most asked questions and answers below. See our full FAQs here.

What makes HowToTrade different from other prop firms?

A lot. Most prop trading firms do not give their traders real capital. What this means is that any funding comes from other people's subscription revenue. At HowToTrade we feel this isn't ethical. Our capital is real. We also have a trading room with courses, live stream, a community of thousands and tools; this will help you flourish and prepare yourself to trade with our capital. You'll get ongoing support from trading experts throughout your prop trading journey.

Which markets do the HowToTrade market analysts cover?

HowToTrade market analysts trade everything. If it has a chart, they can analyse and trade it! The team primarily analyse Forex, Stocks, Crypto, Commodities, Futures and Options.

Does HowToTrade provide trading strategies?

Yes. Inside the trading room a number of trading strategies are shared via live streams and course videos. Each strategy is backtested so you can learn this strategy knowing that it has been rigourley tested and applied in real market conditions. If you have any questions, just ask our market analysts via the next live stream.

How do I contact the market analysts?

One of the best things about HowToTrade is that our market analysts aren't hard to find! They stream around the clock and are available in the trading room via live chat and private message. No matter your enquiry, HowToTrade analysts are available to help you on your trading journey.

How can I learn more about prop trading?

Let us help you with that. We've created an in-depth guide on what prop trading is, why it exists and why millions of traders every year decide they would like to become a funded trader with a prop firm.

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