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.​

Here are a few from our happy ​clients.

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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 been using OT for several years and after joining Nirvana Club last year it was like turbo-charging the 65' Mustang. Not bad before, much faster now. Can't wait for next years Bash.

Larry Schnepf
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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 results so far (on NSP-31) after 3 months are very close to the test results Nirvana published. After 9 trades the return is 17% with a win/loss of 2.34 to 1. These are the kind of results that most money managers only dream of!

Charlie Flack
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I just wanted to thank Nirvana for the excellent work done with the Consensus Block. Being a member and having access to this tool alone is worth the price of membership.

Joe Lupo
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Since NSP-31 started I have entered every trade. This is a remarkably accurate system, especially for Option trading, and I am up a good amount of money off these trades to date. My trade on CSCO was a 74% gainer. USP was another nice profitable trade. My BUD option is already up $500! I benefit from the Nirvana Club's forums; from programming ideas to learning how other member/traders react to market conditions. Interacting within this venue is just plain fun. I have paid for my Nirvana Club membership two times over from savings on software and NSP-31 trades. NSP-31 alone is worth whatever the membership costs. I have been trading the signals generated for a couple months and made money on every trade. Consequently, I would highly recommend the Nirvana Club to any investor or trader.

Ted mcNeill
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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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Since joining the Club I have learnt a great deal about trading, especially with watching the Bash 2003 videos and subsequently purchasing the Hedge & Fulcrum training method CDs. One of the main lessons learnt is the fact that I now trade with a more mechanical approach and less emotion, which I feel is key to the long term success of any trader. I have been a Club Member for approx. 1 year now and as an owner of a small business in the UK, I am so impressed with the way you embrace your customers and provide such excellent service. The Club idea works so well for both club members and Nirvana in the development of OT & VT, and it really does feel as if we are a club and not just a customer for you to sell products to.

Anthony Wood
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You cannot be a serious trader without knowing about the Club. Once you know about it, you will join.

Peter Rea
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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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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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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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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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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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Club products have frequently sparked new directions in my investing. Subjects discussed in the Forums are often over my head; even so, I learn something each time I tune in. I have been a Nirvana customer for years. I have been a Club member since it's beginning. It is hard to remember how many times I have called for help to Ed or one of his staff. What is easy to remember is that each time, I was left with the feeling that they had given me their best.

Fred Gordon
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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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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
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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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I just wanted to thank you for the hard work of the last year (especially on the new ARM3 tools). Being part of Nirvana Club has been a great experience. There are many ideas brought forward by the members that no one person could ever come up with. That alone has made the Club worth the investment, but on top of that you gave us NSP-31!Thanks again and looking forward to a profitable 2007.

Joe Lupo
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Nirvana Club has been my best Trade Investment.

John Georgick
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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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I like ARM3 very much. The software and support are exceptional.

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

Matt Blankenship
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ARM2 and Omnitrader are excellent TA tools.

Nick Dentrinos
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The Club has improved my trading substantially.

Chris Sheldon
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The Nirvana Club has help me tremendously. I consider myself some what technical, but some of the members are great and have help me on technical issues along with developing some great strategies. I trade real time and use rt-arm2r3 to reinforce trades that I am in. Would not trade without it.

Brian Roberto
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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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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 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 have used Omni Trader since the Spring of 1996 and I am an original lifetime Club member. OmniTrader has been instrumental in providing the framework for a portfolio management approach that I use in my portfolio management profession. Nirvana’s dedication to continually improving OmniTrader and its usefulness in my business has made my lifetime Nirvana Club membership investment the best investment that I ever made!

Ron Miller
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I am a Charter Club Member. I have looked at many other trading systems and software packages, but there is nothing even close to what OmniTrader and ARM have to offer. I can easily build trading systems that match my style and robotically trade them. I repeat, Nobody else has anything even close to this.

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

Don Ladyn
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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