Ian Murphy


Murphy Financial Trading

  • Full-Time Trader & Founder of
  • Education, Analysis, & Tools for International Traders
  • Author of Way of the Trader (published in US, UK, India, & China)

About Ian

Ian Murphy is a full-time trader offering education, analysis, and tools to international equity and futures traders. He trades his own account using trend-following, swing-trading and day-trading strategies. Mr. Murphy is the author of Way of the Trader - A Complete Guide to the Art of Financial Trading which has been published in the US, UK, India, and China.

Ian's Articles

US equity index futures started selling off at following a global outage on Microsoft (MSFT) cloud products, writes Ian Murphy of
The recent rally in US equities reminds me of a guy up the street who nobody likes, but when he suddenly strikes it rich, everyone reluctantly pretends to like him, writes Ian Murphy of
Observing the current narrative in the financial media, some are saying with confidence the selloff in stocks is over, others say more pain is coming, writes Ian Murphy of
With US equity markets closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, let’s catch up on European stocks, writes Ian Murphy of

Ian's Videos

US stocks spent 2022 in a bearish trend and investors are nursing painful losses, meanwhile, the real economy is flirting with a recession as the Fed continues to hike interest rates. Ideal conditions are now in place for a bottom to form in stocks and a recovery to begin in 2023 but how will we know when the bottom is in?

In this compact presentation, Ian Murphy will share his favorite technical tools which nailed market bottoms in the past and will no doubt identify the best time to buy in the year ahead. With the aid of his personal charts, Ian will demonstrate the patterns to look for and how to monetize the coming trend change. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session.

It is only when we come face-to-face with the real-life challenges the market presents that we truly appreciate how difficult trading can be. A good strategy will put us in the right place at the right time, but if we are unable to enter, manage, and exit our positions correctly, things can go south very quickly.

In this presentation, Ian Murphy will reveal what he learned from recent daily swing trades using live examples from his own account—with some surprising results!

As market participants focus on a possible recession in the fall and the headwind created by interest rate hikes, it can be easy to lose sight of the fantastic short-term trading opportunities found in powerful reaction rallies. During this intensive 30-minute session, Ian Murphy will demonstrate how double-digit gains can be plucked from recurring bullish bounces during a bearish trend. He will explore recent trades in one of his favorite strategies, which has been consistently profitable and is simple to master.

US equities narrowly avoided bear market territory in May when they bounced strongly from oversold conditions. In this intensive presentation, Ian Murphy will share a live trade that caught the bounce using one of his most profitable trading strategies. A pure play on the US equity market, the strategy is simple to master and offers tradable opportunities year after year using a geared ETF or Micro E-mini futures of the S&P 500.

Ian's Books

Ian Murphy

Way of the Trader: A complete guide to the art of financial trading

Way of the Trader offers a fresh perspective on a mysterious art - trading the financial markets. Over 15 compelling chapters, Ian Murphy unpacks the world of a private trader, providing a wealth of practical tools for those wishing to make a living from the markets.