Greg Secker is an English businessman and philanthropist. He is a graduate of the University of Nottingham where he studied Food Sciences and Agriculture.
Secker worked in the mid-1980s for Thomas Cook Financial Services where he was involved with the development of foreign exchange trading systems. He had learned how to code and in building the Forex program for the Virtual Trading Desk he learned a lot about the disciplines of Forex Trading. When he saw the profits that people were making with that system, he borrowed 5,000 pounds and set out to cash in on the process himself.
He turned the 5,000 pounds into over 50,000 pounds in just under a year. He quickly saw that by utilizing a computerized Forex trading desk and applying some discipline that there were profits to be made. If a person were to use some discipline and stick to a plan, then it was possible to be successful in trading.
Greg Secker advocates that a person never risk more than 1 percent of his or her trading assets on one trade. That way you will be in less danger of losing all of your money. In this way you can manage risk in a sensible and predictable way.
At age 25, Secker was named as a Vice President with Mellon Financial where he learned from some very advanced traders. He came up to the conclusion that the latest stock market advances and retreats are ideal for the small investor to try their hand at Forex trading because the fluctuations are not as great in Forex compared to the stock market.
In 2008 Secker retired from Mellon and got bored just “sitting around” so he started speaking on how people could use Forex trading strategies to better their financial condition. He founded the Knowledge in Action Group to accomplish that task.
In 2010 Secker founded a Non-Profit Foundation called the Greg Secker Foundation to help improve the quality of life for people around the world. The foundation partners with youth organizations for the purpose of improving education, life skills and leadership qualities for younger people in stressed communities.