Ricks Picks

Welcome aboard to Rick’s Picks     (Page updated on 5/1/2019)

A quick primer for new subscribers: make money while you learn

This brief recording will introduce new subscribers to some of the features and services accessible on the site. If you are overwhelmed by technical jargon the first time you enter the chat room or attempt to follow a trading Tout, don’t worry. It is my goal to offer novice at least a few easy trades to more than cover the cost of a subscription while you learn.

Please note that titles, Chat Room names, page content, and website layout can change from time to time, but the site basically operates as shown on this page. (Note: some of the following features are only accessible by Paid Subscribers)

On the Home Page

Description of the Home Page contents

The Morning Line – Rick’s general comments on the markets. Rick updates this from time to time.


The example 4 comments on Ricks posting can be viewed by clicking the “comments” link. You can also add comments in the same manner.


Important note:

Trading updates and forecasts (Rick’s Touts) only come by email. Your text number is not used for that kind of communication. You should be receiving the Daily Email in the evening for use the next trading day. You should be receiving these trading updates and forecasts as Rick puts them out. Some days they may not be output by Rick.  If you are not receiving them by email, check your spam box or internet provider as to why not. These Trading updates and forecasts (Rick’s Touts) are also listed on the Front Page of the website.

Please go to the Website Help Menu item on the Front Page to learn how to use the website.

HP Calculator – Used to calculate HP Pivots, P and D Targets. Some platforms like TradeStation, Think or Swim and Ensign Charting Software allow you to easily graph the HP structure on displayable charts. Help on using this calculator can be found in the Education Page. This page can be found via the link on the center of the Front Page or on the Website Help Page via the picture link in the Left Column of the website. Once on the Help Page visit the Tutorial Page and look under Hidden Pivot Calculator.

There is a HP Calculator in the Chat Rooms.

Education Page – This is where the Terminology that is used on the site is explained. These pages are a part of the Help System. A lot of good trading information is on these pages.

The Touts

The Touts are Rick’s ‘deadly accurate’ daily trading recommendations (his forecasts) of tradable vehicles like stocks, bonds, precious metals, currencies and options. Posted with each Tout is a thumbnail chart of the vehicle that if clicked opens the chart for a larger viewing.

The daily newsletter just contains one of the free touts that Ricks Publishes on the Front Page of the website. You don’t need to view it if you don’t wish to. As a subscriber, you can just view the Touts on the Front Page as most of them are only seen by subscribers, but that free Tout is there for the public. You also receive the Touts individually via email when Rick creates or updates them.

Up-trends: In the Touts, a bold face green number (1746.75) represents a “D” rally target that has not yet been hit. A light face green number (1616.50) represents a “P” midpoint that has not been reached. Downtrends: In the Touts, a bold face brown number (1219.20) represents a “D” rally target that has not yet been hit. A light face brown number (1342.00) represents a “P” midpoint that has not been reached.

Updates to the Touts are made by Rick when warranted. The update is given at the end of the respective Tout, in italics, and the updated time is given along with the Last Price which corresponds to the price when the update was made –> ESU13 – September E-Mini S&P (Last:1637.75). Rick will usually leave a tout posted as long as it remains actionable. Note: If there is no date in parentheses, just a time, it means the update is being written on the same day as the original post. If the update is being done on a day other than the original post, than the new date itself appears in parentheses after the word ‘UPDATE’.

Rick’s main outlets for trading information are the Front Page Touts and the Chat Room. In those places will you get the on-spot trading data and the why of Rick’s predictions. These are the paid channels so therefore those places will get the current data and updates. Any Twitter messages will be delayed information and not detailed enough to trade successfully. Having a subscription will keep you in all the current trades Rick does. As of now, Twitter won’t.

You can see the history of all securities Rick has done by selecting the drop down list under “All Picks By Issue” on the Front Page of the Website under Rick’s Picks for (the weekday).


The Home Page Sidebars

On the right sidebar of the Home page, is the  sign in block where you sign in to your Rick’s Picks subscription. The last 10 Rick commentary links are displayed in that right column. Below that is the monthly calendar which you can click on a specific date and see that day’s action.

The Chat Rooms

There are two Chat Rooms on the site that can be reached by clicking the Chat menu item. Rick’s Saloon and the Betting Parlor is where users can give timely impending trading information. Rick uses this room to give timely information and updates. When there is actionable update to a Tout, the first place you will see the change will be here in this room. Rick will also from time to time, announce impromptu webinars in this room. A key feature of Rick’s Picks is the spirit of helpfulness that pervades this chat room.

This is the place to ask questions. Rick encourages those in the room to help each other. Ask questions and there should be someone there to help you, even if Rick is not in the room at the moment. Rick asks that this chat room be used to flag upcoming trades that anyone can do. Keep the emphasis in this room on tradable advice. One can deviate from that regime (we give you a little slack) if you post lots of tradable information.

The Banter chat room is where any subject of any length can be posted.

When you enter a chat room for the first time you will be asked to enter a chat room handle. This handle can be up to 12 characters long. Examples: Catman, dano, krimso, TKNeo, Silverlady and so on. Catman is the handle for the Website Manager and Web master.

To change your chat room handle later, select this link: Change Chat Room Handle and you can change your chat room handle there. You can also change your chat room handle by using the link at the top of the Users Online column in the chat room.

Text is entered into the white char box up to 500 characters. When ready to send the text to the room, click Publish. All posts to the chat room appear within a few seconds. Good taste and good language are required. The Chat Rooms are moderated by Rick and Catman.

The “My Account” Page

By selecting “My Account” from the top menu on the Home Page, you will be taken to the page where you can administer your account. Here you can add or renew your subscription, view your payment history and edit your profile (including changing your Password and credit card information).

By setting “Get Touts” in the Customer Profile to “Yes-Add me”, you will receive by email, any updates to the commentary and Touts that are made on the website by Rick. Rick usually updates his Touts in the late afternoon or evening.

The Page is where you can add new subscriptions and also sign up for the Hidden Pivot Seminar.

Rick’s Pick’s Newsletter

Rick sends out his daily Newsletter around the same time as the Touts. When you signed up for Rick’s Picks you were added to the Newsletter mailing list. If you are not getting the Newsletter, go into your Account Dashboard via the link in the Right Column of the Front Page. Select Customer Profile and “Get Touts” shows “Yes-Add me”. If not, select it from the drop down menu and save the page. Make sure you sign up for the Newsletter so as to get the most out of your subscription. You can opt out at any time, by changing the selection in the box.

Note:If you make a change to your subscription or have made some upgrade to you account and you are not getting or seeing the change, go to the “Logout” link under the “Useful Links” column on this “My Accounts” page and log out. Then log back in again and you account changes will now work as advertised.

Links to helpful pages and articles

These pages and articles will help you to get started and learn your way around the Rick’s Picks vocabulary and Website.

Website Help Page – Learn to navigate the Website and understand the Touts. Some of the features on this page are only accessible by paid subscribers.
A quick primer for new subscribers: make money while you learn

Rick’s Picks Education Page – Questions and answers about Rick’s Picks and how it works
Rick’s Picks Education Page

Frequently asked questions about the Hidden Pivot Seminar
Questions about the Hidden Pivot Seminar

Comments from graduates of the Hidden Pivot Course
Comments from graduates of the Hidden Pivot Course

Two ways to take the Hidden Pivot Seminar
Taking the Hidden Pivot Seminar

You can access a Knowledge Base of many Q & A items concerning Rick’s Pick’s subscriptions, website access and the Hidden Pivot Seminar here – Knowledge Base

The Hidden Pivot Method Overview

This section is an overview of the Hidden Pivot Method that Rick uses for his forecasts and teaches in his Hidden Pivot Seminar. It is the method of analysis Rick uses to create the Hidden Pivot Forecasts that Rick’s Picks subscribers receive each day. It also serves as an excellent introduction the topics he covers in his Hidden Pivot Method Webinar, where, over the course of one evening, you can learn Rick’s time-tested trading method.

The Hidden Pivot Method for trading

The video below is a 9-minute introduction to Rick Ackerman’s Hidden Pivot Method.

To play the video, simply press the play button at the bottom-left of the video window. To adjust the volume, press the volume buttons near the lower-right of the window. To view in full-screen mode (highly recommended), click the expand icon in the lower-right of each window.

Please disregard any offers or scheduled dates in this video as they are not current.

intro from Rick Ackerman on Vimeo.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The consistent accuracy of Rick Ackerman’s forecasts is well known in the trading world, where his Hidden Pivot Method has achieved cult status. Rick’s proprietary trading/forecasting system is easy to learn, probably because he majored in English, not rocket science. Just one simple but powerful trick -- managing the risk of an ongoing trade with stop-losses based on ‘impulse legs’ – can be grasped in three minutes and put to profitable use immediately. Quite a few of his students will tell you that using ‘impulsive stops’ has paid for the course many times over.

Another secret Rick will share with you, “camouflage trading,” takes more time to master, but once you get the hang of it trading will never be the same. The technique entails identifying ultra-low-risk trade set-ups on, say, the one-minute bar chart, and then initiating trades in places where competition tends to be thin.

Most important of all, Rick will teach you how to develop market instincts (aka “horse sense”) by observing the markets each day from the fixed vantage point that only a rigorously disciplined trading system can provide.

The three-hour Hidden Pivot Course is offered live each month. If it’s more convenient, you can take it in recorded form at your leisure, as many times as you like. The course fee includes “live” trading sessions (as opposed to hypothetical ‘chalk-talk’) every Wednesday morning, access to hundreds of recorded hours of tutorial sessions, and access to an online library that will help you achieve black-belt mastery of Hidden Pivot trading techniques.

The next webinar will be held on Tuesday, August 20. Click below to register or get more information.

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