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

With the Thanksgiving holiday behind us and Cyber Monday in full swing, it’s time to look ahead to the final trading month in 2022, writes Ian Murphy of
This promises to be a busy week, but maybe not in the markets. US stock exchanges will shut on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday and close early on Friday, writes Ian Murphy of
The week began with the possibility of an entry trigger on the 52-Week Strategy, writes Ian Murphy of
There is not a lot to add to Monday’s note in terms of US economic news—the government might be divided, inflation might be slowing, and Trump might face DeSantis for the Republican nomination, writes Ian Murphy of

Ian's Videos

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.

Inspired by a line from Oscar Wilde, 'We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars', this strategy looks for solid stocks which have been heavily discounted by the recent selloff. Murphy's intensive webinar will share the tools required to identify great stocks which are now on sale. With the aid of marked up charts, he will reveal the stocks currently on his watchlist as he waits for them to climb out of the gutter and into the sunlight.

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.