Users Talk About Their Experience

with Nirvana Systems, The Club and ARM.​


When someone takes the time to talk about a positive experience, it speaks volumes.  Our testimonials are valuable to our future business and, just as importantly, it allows us to keep improving the level of service we provide.​

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Thank you for the unique and excellent tools, plus a terrific company. I have looked for something like this for many years. I really appreciate the patience & caring when I call your customer support department.

Greg D.
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I’ve been in the Nirvana Club since its inception. It’s been a fun, exciting and fulfilling experience. Fun because of meeting and exchanging ideas with other Club members. Exciting because of receiving new Nirvana products at discounted prices and discovering all the new features Nirvana is developing. And fulfilling because I am using the software to make money in the markets.

David Olson
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Since trading tends to be a solitary passion for most of us, learning the perspectives and insights of other traders has been very helpful. Also, the products are unique and have opened my thinking to new realms of trading. As a charter member of the club, I have been continually impressed at Nirvana's generosity in sharing new discoveries with its members. It is a privilege to be part of something so cutting edge. It is exciting to be a part of a select group sharing serious research and genuinely advancing the promise of automated trading. There is much hype about "intelligent" trading systems, neural nets, etc., but this Club, if anything, is the "anti-hype." I have seen serious new ideas advance, with usable beta software to match, that have challenged me to re-think my trading strategies in profound new ways. I have not regretted joining the Club for one minute.

Jake Haagsman
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As a scientist, I’m very skeptical of investment advisors and particularly stock scanning services that give blind buy/sell signals without any explanation of how the signals are derived. The folks at Nirvana are clearly fellow researchers, seeking to identify and use logical, reproducible, mathematical truths to achieve success by supporting the free exchange of ideas and openly sharing knowledge.

Steve Mayo
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Each year trading with Nirvana becomes more exciting as new products and updates are introduced. The Nirvana Club has allowed me to gain better knowledge on the hows and whys of these great programs as well as meet some great people with similar interests.

Chris Nevins
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The new platform provided by OmniTrader 2004 has taken my trading ability to a level I never thought I would experience. My confidence in the Trading Strategies I have available make for greater confidence in moving into a trade without the nagging worries I once experienced. In hindsight, I waited too long before joining. Membership to an exclusive Club is expected to confer special benefits and privileges—Nirvana Club is certainly no exception. As a Trader, this has been my best trade investment. The friendships, knowledge gained, and sense of belonging has been worth every cent. Do not make my mistake, take the step; you will not ever regret it.

Ric Richardson
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With OmniTrader, I am on the right side of the trade more often than not. The trendline alerts set in VisualTrader are great for staying on top of trend changes. I have attended that last two Bashes and had a great time and met some really great people. I am really impressed with the progress and feel that Nirvana is getting close to the Ultimate Trading Machine!

William Gray
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The past few weeks have been the best of the year, thanks to Ed, Nirvana and their gift of NSP. Today I had one account up over 5% with 50% margin. These are real dollars not “lab” dollars. Again thank you Ed and the Nirvana team.

Michael Kicks
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I first purchased software from Nirvana in 2003 and I have been extremely impressed with the commitment and help shown to me by the Nirvana staff. The OmniTrader software package does a very thorough job of analyzing the stock market. But, it takes a lot more than just good software to make it in the stock market. It takes a personal drive to understand and evaluate the many factors involved with the personality of the market. The information conveyed by Nirvana and the Club members is outstanding. I have been a member of the Nirvana Club, since I first purchased the OmniTrader Software. The club is unique element supporting the entire experience. I have learned so much just interacting with other club members on the forum. I have also developed acquaintenances with other like minded traders. The ability to interact with other traders and to discuss ideas and other developments is one of the most important elements of the Nirvana package. I have attended a series of seminars and the yearly "Bash", where other traders gather and sit through two concentrated days of educational learning experience. The stock market is like any other professional experience where it is important to maintain a continuing education. In my opinion, the OmniTrader software is the most powerful software on the market today. The charting, indicators and developed systems are not only powerful but they are "open ended" allowing each trader to adjust and/or modify the system to obtain a profitable conclusion. The help coming from Nirvana has been outstanding. Last but not least, Nirvana developed a proprietary system known as “NSP-31.” My trades in the last month have shown a healthy 5.7% growth, which if considered annually would be in excess of 70%. Probably the most important development has been the ability to test and evaluate past time periods to see how a slight change can modify the end results. This software is so powerful and it's all contained on my personal computer. I don't have to depend upon a trading service or broker to suggest a trade without my capability to test it and to make my own decisions. This software has given me the power to do just that. Plus, with Nirvana and members supporting me, I can feel a degree of comfort in my decisions.

Robert E. Volger
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Being able to automatically generate signals on my own with OmniTrader has allowed me to think for myself rather than relying on someone else. Nirvana Systems is always on the cutting edge providing innovative products and services. With the Nirvana Club and Forums, they are in constant communication with their customers, providing assistance as needed and obtaining feedback for continuous improvement.

Steve Epke
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ARM2 and Omnitrader are excellent TA tools.

Nick Dentrinos
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Nirvana Club is the quintessential force in the market place that will someday enable the little guy to compete with the market for profits instead of losses. Outstanding, extraordinary, and cutting edge. Ed Downs is a true pioneer in the field of technical analysis and market research!

John Hope, M.D.
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The club has provided a place for myself and my peers to communicate and has opened up a whole world of sharing and camaraderie. Because of my many years in the club my trading knowledge and success has increased exponentially and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with other members.

Jerome Sigalow
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I have only been trading for two years. The Forum has really accelerated my learning curve as there has been a wealth of ideas and approaches presented to research and experiment with. Until there is a truly automated trading platform (and in reading the recent development plan it seems that this is very likely) the Club has given me a great appreciation for developing a trading plan which is best suited to my risk tolerance.

Brent Ednie
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When one trades for a living, it is very easy to become relatively narrow in approach to the markets. It is my opinion that everyone must grow professionally to continue to be successful. The Nirvana Club has exposed me to new strategies and approaches as well as to a group of exceptional traders. It would be difficult to quantify the monetary benefit of the Club as I daily tweak the tools (OmniTrader and VisualTrader) and employ new ideas I have learned from the Club. The Nirvana Club remains my single best resource for trading success. The Nirvana Club provides members with a Forum to discuss trading needs, software applications, and personal trading results (Forums); an opportunity to review products in development (Beta Tests) and make suggestions/recommendations; and a vast and diverse group of other members to provide suggestions and solutions. Of course, ultimately, the Club is focused on the ultimate trading solution. Together, these resources make the subscription to the Club one of the best values I have found. I have recommended Nirvana Club to many of my personal friends who wish to go to the next level in trading success.

John Leslie
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The Nirvana Club is a personable way to get to know what other traders are doing and share ideas. I feel like I am right in Nirvanas office and part of the team.

Todd Phillips
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I have used many different charting and trading tools since I stated back in 1998 when the big tech boom happened, I like other investors quickly learned after it was over that trading was not easy, in search of technical trading tools in helping my profit potential (I tried many) I found Ed Downs and his software, it was effective and very customisable compared to others back then and still now. At this moment in time I am blown away by what they are doing with there updated software and new tools, they just keep getting better and better. I am Nirvana Systems for life!! Thanks to all at Nirvana Systems, from the support all the way to the top.

Brandon L.
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The Nirvana Club is the best way to improve your trading, develop friendships and make money!

Reece Beane
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I was introduced to Nirvana with their first piece of software called KLATU and then on to the Director series. I have been a proud member of the Nirvana Club since it's inception. Ed and his team are totally dedicated to developing what he calls the Ultimate Trading Machine. That's another story. Suffice to say that some members are now getting 100% hit rates by using OmniTrader with ARM2. In my opinion, ARM2 is an essential component of OmniTrader. It is like checking the DOW without checking the NASDAQ and the overall picture. It is an indispensable part of the software. Being a full Club member will allow you to participate in the Nirvana Club Forum. This is where club members have their say and discuss various trading strategies and procedures. One of the many things that I like about OmniTrader is the input and suggestions from members. This is my first “port of call” each day. Anything and everything is submitted here. The input is fabulous. I have been involved with Technical Analysis for many years and bought numerous pieces of software. I have shelves lined with them. This is the only one that has consistently worked for me. There is no “Holy Grail” but this is as close as it gets.

Ian Inkster
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I joined about 3 years ago and have learned so much by using the tools available with Omnitrader Pro and by following the discussions in the Nirvana Club forums regarding what is working for people. Highly recommended.

John Locke
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The Club has improved my trading substantially.

Chris Sheldon
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As a novice trader, I could not have done it without the involvement in the Nirvana Club. The wealth of knowledge can easily help one achieve their goal by being part of a sort of one stop resource that can meet your needs.

Robert Birchfield
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Belonging to the Nirvana Club has been a most rewarding experience. I try to attend the Bash every year. I have made many friends in the club. We always try to help each other every year. While I learn a great deal from the intensely educational aspect of the Nirvana's lecture presentations, I always learn a lot from the Club members who sit beside me at the lectures. The Club experience gets better every year I have remained a member. I highly recommend joining. A member's buy in cost is always returned much sooner that one would ever expect.

Tom Watkins
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The Nirvana Club benefits are enormous! I am generating PROFITS by downloading "Pattern Scans" and analyzing with ARMr2STK and ARMr4STK. I am finding excellent candidates!

James M. Inglis
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It's great to be a part of an extremely innovative team, which treats me as "part of the family".

Jim Dean
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Interacting with other club members has lead me to better decision making and ultimately better trading.

Matt Blankenship
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I joined several years ago because I believed in the mission. Now it is becoming reality and starting to make me money.

Chris Sheldon
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I have been a member of the Nirvana family for 2 years. I contemplated joining the Nirvana Club after starting with OmniTrader. This year, I finally crossed over and haven't looked back. During this time, the many great trading developments issued by my new “family” have propelled me along the learning curve. My development as a trader has gone supersonic as a result of the many things the Club has to offer and my goal of creating another career for myself is now within reach. I wish I would have joined the Club sooner. Please continue to amaze me and other Club members with the brilliant ideas your Nirvana family brings us.

Jeff McClure
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I have been a member for 2 years. Access to the Club forum and other Members' input has helped me become a profitable trader. I used Club exclusive tools to build a strategy and take second place in Nirvana's first fully automated trading competition - RoboCon. There are club Members doing research on a daily basis and sharing it with the community. I truly believe these Club Members are some of the most brilliant minds in the electronic trading community. The original goals Ed Downs set out to achieve are becoming a reality and I am now a part of it. This is Awesome!

Todd Phillips
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“I have been around since late 1992, the early days of “The Director”, a Metastock add-in. I marvel at the number of light years both OmniTrader and the Nirvana Club have traveled since those days. Today I am profitably trading ARM 3 strategies. I am convinced that the next few years in the Nirvana Club will bring even more amazing advances that will translate to higher profits.”

Bill Graves
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The sincere sharing of information and support offered by the club members is an incredible value.

Don Ladyn
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The club is a great way to see how others trade the market.

Paul Witzgall
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The Nirvana Club helps me by continually chasing the dream of automatic trading. That takes dedicated researchers who need to be paid for. I am willing to fund some of that for the privilege of being part of it. The products continue to improve over time. Omnitrader is a unique stock sorting tool for traders. No one does it quite like Omnitrader. Not tradestation nor Metastock. I was told Insight is very good because it incorporates group performance in picking stocks meeting customizable criteria. They want $500/month for Insight. Too rich for my blood.

Dale Vogel
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Your commitment to the trading goals of the company and club are unequaled. The technical support is timely and support consultants are always willing to go the extra mile to solve problems or answer questions on product use. Nirvana's educational material is well planned and produced.

James Hill
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Nirvana has succeeded over the years because they genuinely want to make your trading experience easier and more profitable. They are not simply a "software" company. The Nirvana Club is a family of traders.

William Huffaker
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Dear OmniTrader User: Have you been thinking about joining the Club but spending the money has held you back? I have been a member of the Club for almost 4 years and I sure am glad I joined. Club members are always ready to help and provide their assistance. As a member of the Club you have the opportunity to participate in the success and development of Omni Trader. You will be rewarded over and over again by the success of the Club Strategies. The money you will make will quickly cover the cost of joining. This year Nirvana decided to reward the Club members by giving them the new proprietary NSP strategy and the NSP enhanced Club Strategy. This is a $3000 gift that will put money directly into your pocket! I paper traded the NSP-31 Strategy for a while and I made my first real trade using it last week. So far I am doing well and I have not been stopped out yet. Do yourself a favor - Join today and find out what you are missing.

Ken Holmes
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The Nirvana Club has helped me to become a much better trader. Last month I improved my portfolio by $3,000, up by 12%. If I can't trade with ARM2, I won't trade!

Keith Wilkison
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The ARM products have been very accurate and promising, especially compared to regular Omnitrader. I'm excited about the signals that will be in Visualtrader and the advent of ARM3. I am very pleased with the fact that you all are looking at the features of other data and software vendors, as far as gleaning the best from those products is concerned, and integrating them into OT. GREAT MOVE! I've bought every product Nirvana has offered (since 2002) and I've made some good gains and I've lost quite a bit too. Right now I'm trying to refine what I do in my trading because I have a lot of rough spots. I rely almost solely on ARM2 R4.

Kevin Knox
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Love the Club. Tech support is awesome. ARM3 appears to work well for stocks, am anxiously awaiting a version for day trading the eMinis!

Jim Bean
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I am retired and not a full-time or professional trader. However, membership in the Nirvana Club is one of the best investments I have ever made.

Roy Thompson
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I find the Nirvana Club to be useful because of the knowledge and talent the club members have. The members who are active teach and have strengths that I don't. There have been countless times that a Club Member's post gave me an answer I was looking for. The Nirvana Club allows you to explore ideas and get input from members that are from around the world. The biggest benefit of being a Nirvana Club member has been ARM3 for me. Each release continues to show what can be done with a talented team like the Nirvana Club members and Nirvana Staff.

Michael Hicks
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The yearly bash is a useful and inspiring affair that I will likely never miss. Using things I have learned from the Club, I have made additions to my trading system and style. The Club exposes me to ideas that I would not normally see. Ed Downs’ vision is what led to my initial attraction to Nirvana. His many accomplishments in personnel selection, software design direction, and innovative ideas continue to impress me. I believe the long-term Nirvana goals will be achieved. Many benefits fall to customers who purchase Nirvana software, but Club members gain a great deal more by getting to know the staff and being exposed to the design process and the yearly "Bash". Club members also receive special software (ARM2) with upgrades and are in a position to more easily contribute ideas while benefiting from the ideas of other members.

Gerald Wakeen
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Ed's objective of the Ultimate Trading Machine is clearly in sight as a reachable goal. While other systems have similar analytic systems, the individual pieces are not built with the view of incorporating them into an automated trading system. Nirvana Club provides the opportunity to influence system development based on your trading methods, characteristics, and patterns. Ed ensures that any work done will be compatible with the ultimate objective. Forum discussions with active traders, helps keep me open to new ideas and trading tactics and theories.

John Sloop
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I've been a Nirvana Club member since the beginning. Joining the Club has been one of the best "trading" decisions of my life. With the Club discounts, the shared help and ideas of other members, and the special attention Nirvana gives Club members, even after all this time I would join again without hesitation.

David Olson
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Dear Ed, I am very happy with the results I have been getting from the NSP-31 NN strategy. My portfolio which contained the NSP-31 trades has been my most successful to date. Out of seven trades, six have made money, netting 3% or more per trade. I am looking forward to expanding my NSP-31 trading into some other portfolios. Thanks, Nirvana, for providing me with the tools I need to be a happy and successful trader. Not only is the Nirvana software useful in making money, but it is a lot of fun too!

Bud Wilkes
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This is the best trading company I have worked with – no hype, just results. I am glad that I joined.

Michael Chilton
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Since the start of the Nirvana Club, the input of Nirvana Club members has been actively pursued by Nirvana to enhance their products. Nirvana System as no other vendor does listen to their customers in enhancing their product.

Paul Waijers
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I enjoy being a member of a group where you are allowed and asked to participate in its advancement as well as being informed on progress, and the Bash.

William Bivins
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I like ARM3 very much. The software and support are exceptional.

Dudley Russell
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I have been a Nirvana Systems customer for approximately 13 years, which has been a fun, exciting, and an increasingly profitable journey. Let me explain. If you have been around the markets for any length of time, you have to be aware that no system works forever. Enter the Nirvana Club! With its artificial intelligence in the form of neural networks and genetic algorithms, new trading systems continually come on line each year. It has been fun be a part of this ever evolving journey. The exciting part is that each new Nirvana Club system seems to be more profitable than its predecessor! I mean, "We are in this business to make money, right?" This year the Nirvana Club introduced NSP-31. Its performance has been nothing short of phenomenal. This one system alone has more than repaid the price of admission in just a few short months. Still I would be remiss if I did not mention the extraordinary synergy that exists among club members. There are many trading forums on the Internet. I don't think a single one can compare to the synergy found in the Nirvana Club forum. It is simply not possible to put a price on the value of the exchange of trading ideas, development of new trading systems, and the sharing of membership knowledge, all of which one gains from club membership. If you have even the slightest interest in becoming a Nirvana Club member, I urge you to leave no stone unturned in your investigation. If you perform your due diligence properly, my guess is that you will become a member like I and so many others did. I have been a profitable, full time trader for four years now. A large part of this success I owe to Nirvana Systems.If I can help you in any way in making your decision, please feel free to call any time.

Bill Graves