So – what’s the deal with Icarus?

The Legend of Icarus

The story of Icarus is one of failed ambition.

It tells the legend of Icarus and his father, Daedalus, who were both imprisoned in a large maze by King Minos.

Daedalus came up with a daring plan to escape. As a master craftsman, he fashioned two pairs of wings by adhering feathers to wooden frames with wax. Giving one pair to his son, he warned Icarus that flying too close to the sun would cause the wax to melt.

But Icarus became ecstatic with the ability to fly and soon forgot his father’s warning. As he soared higher and higher, the feathers came loose and Icarus plunged to his death in the sea.

Icarus, the Trader

Like Icarus’ escape, retail traders start trading with the best intentions. But when it comes down to it, they get so emotionally caught up with the price fluctuations that they lose perspective and soon spiral out of control.

Had our Greek protagonist followed a strategy that made it easy for him to stay rational, this story would have had a better ending.

You see, it wasn’t that Icarus didn’t understand his father’s warning – it was that his emotions made him ignore it.

Look – I’m not infallible, and I’m guessing neither are you. While it’s easy to stick to a set of trading rules for a couple of months, doing the same for years is a completely different thing. That’s tough. There will always be the temptation to “squeeze more cash out of the market”, or to “try a new strategy”… and that’s when the rules get broken, and all hell breaks loose.

So it’s not enough that we try to stick to a trading strategy… the strategy itself must be designed to be easy to follow, with minimal opportunity for the trader to foul things up.

This is the first secret to why the Icarus method is so effective.

Chris & The Inner Circle

Hi, my name is Christopher Lee, and in Summer 2009 a group of traders and I set out to navigate the markets together. We called our little group the Pip Mavens Inner Circle.

This was the first time I’d shown my full trading method in front of a 'Live' audience… and boy, was it put through some serious testing.

You see, it’s one thing to trade own my own, in my own private space – it’s quite another to make trade calls and take losses in the public spotlight.

Trading is challenging enough as it is. Add to that the pressure of having my every move scrutinized and commented upon, and you know this is something only a truly effective method can pull off.

Over a period 3 years, our members have seen me take many hits and misses. We’ve had a good time trading together, and the results will speak for themselves.

Live performance results verified by Myfxbook

Icarus is the complete training program to impart to you the same skills, mindset and strategies that got us these results. By joining the program now, you’ll have the benefit of learning from our mistakes and to trade with the most effective approach, right from the start.

But don’t get me wrong – this is not simply a course to “follow and make money”. Icarus is more than that.

Financial Independence with Forex

This is the Pip Mavens motto.

Right from the beginning, we were never about “making money”, per se.

It’s not about making $200 on this trade, and $500 on that trade…

It’s about giving YOU the skills and mindset necessary to be a winning trader.

It’s about developing YOU, the trader, to make $200, $500, $1,000 trades for the rest of your life.

I don’t believe in giving a man a fish to eat for a day – I believe in teaching him to fish for himself, for life.

The vast majority of trading courses out there teach specific entry and exit techniques that hardly qualify as a complete trading course. They may work for a few months (if at all), but once the market phase changes, you’ll find yourself back where you started, looking for the next “hot” entry and exit technique.

Until you can look past these shallow pursuits and really think about the root of the problem, this cycle will continue until you get too frustrated to try again, or too broke to continue.

Icarus goes past this short-term mindset and focuses on training YOU to become a fully independent trader, for life.

"A New, Hands-Off Method To Trade Forex"

Here's what it's all about...

What's this course about?

Icarus is a 5-phase, step-by-step training course for growing a Forex trading account and deriving a low-effort, lifetime income from it.

What's unique about this course?

Put simply: everything.

Icarus focuses on developing your trading mind, not imparting some "secret" combination of technical indicators.

Once you truly understand what makes the market tick, you’ll realize that entry and exit signals are nothing more than icing on the cake. There’s much more going on behind the scenes to consistently grow your account over the long run.

In fact, the timing of trades is not at all important. It’s the price at which we enter them, that matters. This goes against 90% of what retail traders understand about trading.

How is this course carried out?

This is an online-only course that you can access through a secure members area.

You'll receive training materials across 5 modules presented through 64,000+ words of clear, illustrated knowledge, instructional videos, trade examples, and various spreadsheets and resource links.

This course comes with lifetime access so please go through everything at a pace you are comfortable with.

Remember: trading isn’t a 100-meter sprint, it’s a life-long marathon. Take the time necessary to go through and review each module carefully.

Some Details

1. One of the primary goals of Icarus is to build you a trading track record of above-market returns with low drawdowns.

2. Icarus emphasizes understanding the market and the trading game. You won't be taught what to think, you'll be taught how to think. It's not about getting a fish to eat for a day – it's about learning how to fish for yourself, for life.

3. With sufficient capital, you'll be able to draw an income from your trading within 12 - 18 months. Alternatively, if you choose to take on investor capital (I'll show you how), you can start making money with your trading skills much sooner.

5. We'll be trading on the daily chart, and taking an average of 1 - 3 trades per week, and spending approximately 15 minutes a day doing so.

What's my investment?

Full digital access to Icarus is a one-time investment of $497.

This includes lifetime access and all future course updates.

After payment, you'll be sent your login details so you can access the course immediately.

A Quick Look Inside...

Our 2 Goals

There are 2 specific goals to Icarus.

First is the building of a personal track record over a period of 12 - 18 months. This will train you to build and maintain good trading habits, and gives you the option of trading with outside capital later on.

Second goal is income generation. Once your account size is large enough (or with investor capital), you will finally enjoy the fruits of your effort by withdrawing your trading profits, and/or charging a performance fee on the profits you make.

Your first year with Icarus will be focused on building trading competencies and gaining experience. Since most of the effort is front-loaded, the process will get easier over time.

Remember, trading is a lifelong marathon… so don’t rush things. Burnout from frustration happens too often to new traders who don’t take the time to develop their emotional and mental capacities. We won’t be buying a lottery ticket here, we’ll be building something of lasting value.

Taking Things Easy

Wise Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Icarus is designed to take you through the whole process one step at a time. The last thing we want to do is pressure you to perform. In fact, we discourage it!

If you’re going to be busy for 2 weeks, feel free to skip trading until you’re ready to continue. You’re better off pausing progress for a fortnight than forcing trades and setting your account back 3 months.

This is perfect for people who don’t want to spend hours trading in front of the computer every day. In practice, we'll be spending less than 15 minutes a day looking at price charts.

To Get The Right Answer, Ask The Right Question

Real, profitable trading is never just about technical analysis, or when to enter and exit trades. The obsession with trade timing indicates a poor understanding of what makes prices move.

Success is made up of 80% “why”, and 20% “how”. Icarus emphasizes first understanding why prices move, and then applying a technical framework to decide how to profit from this understanding.

If I told you that most price moves in the market are random, how would that change the way you trade? If you’re like 99% of retail traders out there, you’d say, “holy crap, it’ll change everything!”

This is the second secret to why Icarus is so effective – we assume short term price movements to be random, since there’s no way to objectively prove otherwise. In fact, if you’ve ever tried your hand at pure technical trading, you’ll realize that “chart patterns” fail all too often to be taken seriously. Despite this, the Icarus finds an ingenious way to draw consistent gains from the market.

It's Not The Strategy, It's YOU

Trading is difficult for many people not because they don’t know enough about technical or fundamental analysis… it’s because they don’t know enough about themselves.

With Icarus, you’ll discover exactly what it is in our psychology that causes us to be quite literally, natural born losers at trading. Only when we truly understand our human limitations can we begin to trust and appreciate the trading framework that will sidestep these obstacles.

If you truly desire to make sense of the market and stop being frustrated by losses, you must embrace a new set of principles that will make trading a whole lot easier. This is the third and final secret to why Icarus works like nothing you’ve seen before.

Trading Is Not A Verb

It’s a mindset. A way of thinking that the average person will have difficulty understanding even if you explained it to them.

It's a way of seeing the world for what it is, and coming up with a systematic plan to invest in things that are under-valued, and gain from things that are over-valued.

It’s what enabled me to travel to places like London, Amsterdam, Prague, Vienna, Budapest, Barcelona, Lausanne, Paris, Lyon, and Chamonix, all while trading on-the-go.

This is not fantasy. It’s not even that difficult to achieve. It's about simply understanding how the game is really played, and prioritizing the factors that gives you the best chance of coming out a winner.

People as regular as your next door neighbor are doing stuff like this all the time. It’s real. The only thing that can possibly hold you back is the weak notion that “you can’t do it”.


…but only if you choose to.

If you’re still stuck on the mindset that only a regular job can put food on the table, this isn’t for you.

If you keep doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep getting what you’ve always got.
W. L. Bateman

I can show you how to move to a higher level in life… but it’s not my place to change your beliefs about what’s possible for yourself. Only you can do that.

Modules & Course Breakdown


Foundation covers the origin of the course, core concepts, and what you can expect as you move through Icarus. We’re taking time up-front to explain how it’s organized and everything you need to know before starting. By going through this now, we can spare ourselves the constant sidenotes as we move into the core modules.

This is also where you'll get the base knowledge that serves the entire process. Nearly every course has a body of foundational knowledge at the beginning, and this is no exception. This module goes though the core principles, common myths & misconceptions, the wrong & right mindsets to hold, and a primer on defining your expectations.


Know your enemy and know yourself, you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.
Sun Tzu

The first step to mastering our trading is to understand ourselves, specifically our shortcomings.

Superior trading happens not on the trading chart, but in our minds. We’re going to focus on identifying the natural biases, irrationalities, and mental handicaps that plague traders. We will learn how to properly perceive risk, randomness and the advantage of diversification.

We’ll also talk about the retail trader’s edge in the market, and how they work in our favor. This module primes us in understanding why it’s so easily to fail at trading and what we can do to easily avoid it.

Understanding oneself is half the battle won.


Notice we don’t immediately start looking for trades – it’s far too early. Before clicking the buy/sell button, we need to first understand why and how market prices move. A trade only makes sense within a fundamental context.

First we focus on understanding Economic Indicators

To understand how the market moves, we’ll gain an appreciation of the factors that influence prices. Economic indicators are the backdrop to everything – from the health of the economy to the direction and price levels with which we enter trades.

Next we’ll uncover the story of the market by charting economic trends

Information is everywhere online. The answers we seek are are hiding in that massive, intimidating flood of information that is the internet. With the aid of a spreadsheet, we’ll track the economic trends that exist beyond the perception of the average retail trader. The difference between failure and success is understanding the current state of the economy.

Once we’re able to interpret market price moves within a fundamental context, we’ll never have to rely on the subjective opinions of the financial news media. This is crucial.

After we uncover the economic fundamentals, we'll need to gauge global investor appetite for risk. To do this, we'll need a systematic way to track and analyze what's happening in the other major financial markets.

You’ll get access to my highly sought-after Fundamental Bias method – the same method I’ve taught for $1,500 per 2-day session

Having a fundamental bias is essential. There are countless mistakes made here that are easily avoidable, and we’ll make sure you aren’t making them. You’ll also learn about monetary and fiscal policy, debt levels, the bond market, and how currency rates affect national debt and exports.


The ability to navigate the currency