Larry Williams


  • Won the 1987 World Cup Championship of Futures Trading
  • Award-Winning Veteran Futures Trader
  • Author of 11 Books—Mostly Trading

About Larry

Larry Williams has been a trader and market researcher since the mid-1960's, is the author of numerous books, and is a speaker at major investment conferences throughout the world. Currently his time is spent in full-time trading and research. Mr. Williams has created numerous market indicators including Williams % R, the ultimate oscillator, COT indicators, POIVI (a combination of price open interest volume accumulation indicator), synthetic VIX indexes that have applications for all markets, and pioneered the use of the Kelly ratio for money management. He has won the Robbins World Cup trading championship, trading $10,000 to over $1 million in real-time with this money management technique.

Larry's Articles

Fast-moving markets and electronic trading have made daytrading even harder, says Larry Williams, while swing traders have more time to allow trends to work in their favor.
The skills that have guided Larry Williams in his 50-year career are ones even rookies can copy, he says, sharing easy-to-follow advice for maintaining simplicity and sound money management.
No seasonal patterns are set in stone, warns Larry Williams, but traders can look for important validation signals before executing seasonal trades to vastly improve their odds.
Never take a trade just based on seasonal patterns, warns Larry Williams, who instead uses them to confirm or strengthen signals given by charts and volume.

Larry's Videos

Join legend trader, Larry Williams, for an exclusive webinar for MoneyShow where he will share his strategies, show you the rules, and answer your trading questions on trading gold. This is a session you don't want to miss!
Join legend trader, Larry Williams, for an exclusive webinar for MoneyShow where he will share his strategies, show you the rules, and answer your trading questions. At our New York TradersEXPO in March 2020, we held a drawing to give all the profits from an automatic trading strategy, China Gold, traded by Larry Williams at Robbins Trading during his four-hour event. The 3 months are up and the lucky winner, Crystal C. from Maryland, was given a check for $3,339.99! The strategy was up 16.6%, that annualizes to 66% a year, congratulations to Larry as well. This is a session you don't want to miss!
Some may not think of trading as a game, but if fits perfectly into game theory ideas, which means, the game can be gamed so your odds and chances of winning are greatly enhanced. These are techniques for day or position traders. You will be given specific rules for direct application to your trading.

We assembled an amazing group of actual World Cup Trading Championships® winners to discuss what they see as the key drivers of trading success. Our panelists have all won the famous Robbins World Cup Trading Championship. This is an opportunity to hear directly from some of the best traders in the world today. Come listen to the champions share their methods on winning the trading game.

Larry's Books

Larry Williams

Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading

Long-Term Secrets to Short-Term Trading, Second Edition provides the blueprint necessary for sound and profitable short-term trading in a post-market meltdown economy. In this updated edition of the evergreen trading book, Williams shares his years of experience as a highly successful short-term trader, while highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of what can be a very fruitful yet potentially dangerous endeavor.