Our Philosophy

Markus Heitkoetter founded Rockwell Trading  in January 2005 with ONE goal in mind:
To simplify the complex world of trading and to help you achieve your trading goals.
Our trading strategies are powerful and unique in many ways:

  • Easy to understand and execute
    Our trading strategies are easy to understand, and you can learn them in less than a day - often even less than 1 hour. Simple and effective!
  • Perfect for beginners
    The stop loss for our trading strategies are between $100 and $200, which makes them perfect for beginners and traders with rather small accounts.
  • A great "add-on" for experienced traders
    Our trading strategies and concepts can easily be combined with other strategies, and therefore they are perfect for experienced traders who are looking for new trading ideas.

We also believe that great trading education should be affordable!

As you browse our website, you will notice that many great resources are available for free. We do have courses and DVDs for sale, but you don't have to break the bank to get your hand on these courses. The majority of our products and services is available for less than $100.

But don't mistake the affordable price with low quality!

When investing in Rockwell Trading's products, you will get high quality education that can hep you to achieve your trading goals.

Rockwell Trading is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau and has maintained an A+ rating for many years. Check out our credentials:

Why "Rockwell Trading"?

Rockwell Trading's founder Markus Heitkoetter often gets the question: "If you are a trader, why do you sell stuff?"

That is an excellent question. Rockwell Trading wasn't founded by design. Rockwell Trading was founded by accident!

Here's the story behind Rockwell Trading:

Markus Heitkoetter moved from Germany to the USA in 2002 to become a full time trader.

Shortly after moving to the USA and living the life of a trader, friends and neighbors asked Markus what he does for a living, and he responds "I am a trader." Most people are intrigued by the idea of working from home and being your own boss, and they want to see what Markus is doing. Markus believes in "show, don't tell", and he invites aspiring traders to his home office to show them exactly what he is doing.

And he is getting busy!

Rockwell Center

Friends tell friends, and more and more people want to stop by his house to see what he is doing. Markus getting quite busy explaining what he is doing and teaching other people how to trade, and he starts missing trading opportunities! So he decides to write everything down, and with the help of his best friend Tom and his brother Tobias he plans to set up a website and make all his notes available on this website.
Markus realizes that "www.HeitkoettersTradingNotes.com" is not a very good name for a website. Nobody would be able to spell it. After brainstorming different names for the website, Markus' sister-in-law Anna suggests "Rockwell Trading." Anna is from the Philippines, and there's an upscale shopping mall in Manila called "Rockwell Center" (see picture on the right). Everybody likes the name, and since the website is available, Markus registers it.
Now you know why the company is called "Rockwell Trading" and not "Markus Heitkoetter Trading" 🙂
Within a few days Tom and Tobias uploaded all of Markus' notes, and on January 29th, 2005  www.rockwelltrading.com is officially live!

Rockwell Trading Team Members

Markus Heitkoetter

As founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading, Inc., Markus Heitkoetter has shared his trading methods and ideas with more than 300,000 traders in over 196 countries.

Markus started trading stocks 25 years ago, using point and figure charts from published numbers in the morning newspaper. In 1996, he began developing a number of trading systems and in 2002, decided to leave his job as a director at IBM to become a trader. Throughout his career, Markus has traded virtually everything from stocks, options, futures, commodities, spreads, forex, and interest rates.

In addition, he is the author of the bestselling book 'The Complete Guide To Day Trading' and is a regular speaker at Trading Expos and CMEGroup sponsored events. His articles and videos are published on MoneyShow.com, major publications, and thousands of websites around the world.

Mark Hodge

After stints with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and American Express Financial Advisors, Mark discovered that his real passion was trading. With a trading and investment background that spans more than 15 years, Mark's expertise lies in the short term trading of stocks, options, and futures.

With an extensive knowledge of technical analysis and money management, Mark has been featured by SFO Magazine, Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities, AllExperts.com, INO, FXstreet, Traders’ Library and other leading publications and websites in the trading industry.

As Head Coach at Rockwell Trading, Mark is co-developer of many of Rockwell Trading's educational resources, and works on an individual basis with traders around the world.

Mark lives with his family in Sacramento, California.

Tobias Heitkoetter

Tobias is the younger brother of Markus Heitkoetter, and is the founder and CEO of WhitelinkTrading.ch.

He started his trading career 9 years ago, day trading the Bond market. Later, he added the e-mini stock indices to his trading portfolio, and he now specializes trading the German Dax. Before joining Rockwell, Tobias worked for several other trading companies in the US and Europe.

Tobias has dedicated himself to providing ongoing support to traders, and he continues to work with our international partners to expand the worldwide Rockwell community.

Tobias lives with his family in Zurich, Switzerland.