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Is Tradacc a Scam or Legit – My Personal Perspective as a Student:

Tradacc is a trading education, training, and mentorship platform founded by professional futures trader, Aaron Korbs.

Is Tradacc a Scam or Legit - My Perspective as a Student

I’ve personally been following Aaron Korbs for years now through his YouTube channel (I’ve probably watched 90%+ of his videos) and been through every Tradacc course that he’s created – from Volume Profile Formula all the way through Profile Method.

If you’re not all that familiar with Tradacc, those are their 2 main courses/programs. Volume Profile Formula is merely a low-cost, intro-level course. Profile Method, on the other hand, is top-tier training & mentorship for serious developing traders.

Since Volume Profile Formula is so cost-friendly (often sold for $50 or less), thousands of individuals have been through it. As a result, the vast majority of Tradacc reviews are centered around the Volume Profile Formula course specifically.

But in my opinion, the Volume Profile Formula course by itself is an extremely shallow view of Tradacc as a whole. It’s not much more than a preface/introduction. So negative Tradacc reviews based on this course alone tend to be wildly misguided.

So my goal here is to share a much more comprehensive review based on the full extent of what Tradacc has to offer.

Top 2 Tradacc Complaints (Typically From Outsiders & VPF-Only Students):

Let’s start with the complaints. Generally speaking, most Tradacc student reviews are positive. But the negative ones often come from individuals who aren’t even Tradacc students or have only been through the Volume Profile Formula intro course.

1. Volume Profile Formula is “Sales-y”

I must admit: when I first came across the Volume Profile Formula sales page, my initial reaction was “scam”.

Volume Profile Formula Course From Aaron Korbs at Tradacc

It was just so reminiscent of sketchy trading-related course/program/service pages that I’ve seen in the past. It turned me off to it so badly that I almost never gave it a chance. But Aaron Korbs’ YouTube channel convinced me to give it a try.

I’m not saying that Aaron Korbs himself specifically talked me into it or anything. But he earned my trust by providing free high-quality video content on his channel covering futures, auction market theory, profiling, and more.

So I eventually just gave the Volume Profile Formula course a shot despite my initial perceptions of the sales page. And I’m glad that I did because it directed me down an extremely powerful path toward his full-blown Profile Method program.

Volume Profile Formula isn’t some out-of-this-world piece of trading education, so I understand why some students might complain if that’s what they’re expecting. But for a $50 intro course with a 30-day money back guarantee, there’s virtually no risk.

2. Upsells to Additional Courses/Programs

Another popular complaint is that Tradacc is full of upsells to additional courses/programs.

This upsell complaint is twofold. First, when buying Volume Profile Formula, there are several options to purchase supporting courses/resources – VPF Handbook, S&P 500 Secrets, Futures Masterclass, Next-Level Risk Management, and more.

Tradacc Beginner Courses and Resources

These are all relatively cheap add-ons for building a stronger foundation – and I personally think that they’re extremely valuable for beginners. But some feel bombarded/blind-sided by all these additional learning materials.

Then the second part of the upsell – according to those who complain about it – is the Profile Method program. This advanced training & mentorship program is the prime piece of trading education that every lower-level Tradacc course leads up to.

I don’t personally take issue with any of these so-called upsells because they’re optional, come with a 30-day refund policy, and for the Profile Method program specifically – Tradacc goes to great lengths to make sure students are a good fit before joining.

Top 2 Reasons Why Tradacc is Legit (and Korbs is One of My Top Trading Mentors):

With an understanding of the top 2 complaints, let’s dive into the “compliments” – or reasons why I (and many other Tradacc students) believe that Aaron Korbs is a top-level source for trading education, training, and mentorship.

1. Aaron Korbs is Fully Transparent

One of the main components of the Profile Method program is known as the Trading Live Experience – which includes live trading sessions with Korbs 3 days per week via Zoom. He also holds at least 1 prep session per week.

The Volume Profile Method With Aaron Korbs - Trading Live Experience

In addition to that, he holds 2 Q&A coaching calls per week. All of this, by the way, is recorded for those who can’t make it to the live events. So his trading process and results are out there and available for students to openly see.

But even for non-students, he shares a recap of his day (including his PnL) on his Daily Profile Show on YouTube. So if you have any doubts about his track record/performance, just check that show out – it’s only about 15-30mins per day.

Honestly, out of all traders and trading coaches/mentors that I know, I think Aaron Korbs has the best YouTube channel. So if you’re skeptical about him and Tradacc, just start there and judge for yourself. It’s an incredible free resource.

2. He Teaches Professional-Level Trading Methods

A lot of beginners might not realize this because they’re in the “unconscious incompetence” phase of their development as a trader – meaning they don’t know what they don’t know. But most technical analysis being taught out there has little to no edge.

What is Profile Trading - Volume Profile and Market Profile

I won’t go as far as saying that “classic” technical analysis is worthless. But basic price patterns and candlestick formations aren’t all that meaningful. They’re a fine general foundation, but good luck pulling consistent profits out of the market with them alone.

By focusing on auction market theory and profiling (mainly volume profile in this case), Korbs is teaching an approach with legitimate edge. It allows you to see “under the hood” of price action and understand how markets actually move/behave.

It’s no coincidence to me that literally all of the best traders and trading mentors that I’ve come across have methodologies rooted in profiling. These tools are simply superior in terms of organizing and analyzing market behavior.

Overall – Is Tradacc a Scam or Legitimate Trading Education Platform?

I can certainly understand the skepticism when it comes to Tradacc (or really any platform offering trading education) because most offer low-quality courses teaching surface-level concepts/methods that don’t translate very well to live markets.

|Interact With Aaron Korbs For Free on His Daily Profile Show|

The Volume Profile Method With Aaron Korbs - #1 Rated Advanced Mentorship Program

|Learn More About Aaron Korbs’ Personal Volume Profile Methodology|

The sad reality for developing traders is that the education/training landscape is packed with lousy courses covering “classic” technical analysis, and as a result, it gives them the wrong idea of what’s required to generate meaningful, sustainable edge.

But what almost all of this so-called “trading education” is missing is the real, in-depth foundation of how markets actually move/behave (auction market theory) and the most powerful tools to track/analyze that behavior (market & volume profile).

Tradacc - Profile Method With Aaron KorbsSo what completely legitimizes Tradacc in my eyes is the focus on helping traders build real, genuine competence and skill around these things – especially through the advanced Profile Method training & mentorship program.

It took me far too long and a tremendous amount of digging (I’m talking years) before I finally came across auction market theory and profiling. But there’s no doubt in my mind that it’s the strongest way to view/approach markets.

I truly don’t think it’s a coincidence that all of the best trading mentors I’ve come across view markets through this lens.

Written by Matt Thomas (@MattThomasTP)

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Matt Thomas

Founder of, Creator of the Trading Success Framework Course & Trading Paradigm Skool Community, and Intraday Futures Trader Using Auction Market Theory & Profiling (Volume & Market Profile).


  • Parameter says:

    I am not surprised that most of Aaron Korb’s courses get positive reviews. He is such an excellent teacher when it comes to trading. I have listened to some of his youtube videos. They are top-notch quality content. As you said, he is transparent and professional. He lays it the way it is and makes you know trading is not a get-rich-quick scheme.

    • Matt Thomas says:

      I appreciate you sharing your thoughts on Aaron Korbs & Tradacc. I completely agree that what he has to offer is top-notch, especially his Profile Method program. But for those who don’t quite know who he is or what he has to offer, his YouTube channel is a great resource. It’s honestly one of the best trader YouTube channels out there when it comes to futures, auction market theory, and volume profile, and his Daily Profile Show is incredibly transparent. There aren’t many traders out there providing this sort of content for the public.

  • Jennyse Velez says:

    I stumbled upon your article about Tradacc and I just had to leave a comment. First of all, I wanted to say thank you for shedding light on Tradacc and whether it’s a scam or legit. It’s really unfortunate to see people getting scammed out of their hard-earned money, especially when they are just trying to learn about trading and investing.Reading through the top complaints from real Tradacc students was really eye-opening. It’s crazy to think that there are people out there who would take advantage of others like that. It’s really important to do your research before investing in any program or course, and I’m glad that you are providing this information to help others avoid getting scammed. I think it’s great that you are using your platform and expertise to drive traders in the right direction when it comes to education and training. It’s so important to educate people and help them make informed decisions about their finances. Keep up the great work!

    • Matt Thomas says:

      Hi Jennyse. I appreciate the comment – thanks for sharing your thoughts!

      Sadly, much of the trading education industry is saturated with marketing gimmicks and get-rich-quick nonsense. And to a small degree, I get it and tolerate it. But my personal approach is to help hopeful traders get started and develop with proper expectations and point them in the direction of authentic education, training, and mentorship. What being a real (skilled/competent/self-sufficient) trader really entails is often hidden behind flashy advertisements and services that make you think you can copy-cat trade your way to success. But it’s just ridiculous. In regard to Tradacc specifically, there’s a touch of that “sales-y” marketing for their intro-level course – Volume Profile Formula. But overall, Aaron Korbs offers top-tier education, training, and mentorship – especially through the Profile Method program – and I don’t think Tradacc is a scam at all.

  • Bob Roman says:

    Well, well, well, here we are talking about Tradacc. The big question on everyone’s mind, is it a scam or is it the real deal? I have to say, as someone who has never traded live a day in my life, this topic fascinates me. I mean, who wouldn’t want to make a quick buck by playing the stock market? But it’s good to see that someone has taken the time to investigate and gather the top complaints from real Tradacc students. It’s always important to do your due diligence before investing your hard-earned cash into anything, and this article is a great resource for anyone considering Tradacc.I have to admit, some of the complaints listed really surprised me. I had no idea that trading could be so complicated and time-consuming. It’s interesting to see the different perspectives from real students, and it makes me appreciate the level of expertise and dedication it takes to be a successful trader. Based on the information in this article, it certainly seems like Tradacc is the real deal. But, as always, it’s important to do your own research and make an informed decision. So, thank you Matt for providing such valuable information. You’ve given us a lot to think about and I, for one, am grateful for the insights. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to brush up on my market lingo and try to convince my significant other that trading is a great idea. Wish me luck!

  • angel says:

    As a professional trader, thank you for checking if the Tradacc program is a scam. After reading your articles about Aaron Korbs, Volume Profile Formula and Profile Method, I don’t think it’s a scam either. But I see how the fact that the copywriting for Volume Profile Formula is aggressive and part of the complaints. And also, he has a systematic sales funnel. But honestly, this is how it works for almost all top level expensive programs. Students are always free to choose after all.

    • Matt Thomas says:

      Hi Angel – thanks for sharing your thoughts on Aaron Korbs and Tradacc.

      I can see both sides. I understand the complaints about the “sales-y” aspect of some of it. But the thing is – there are going to be complaints either way. They can’t be completely avoided; it’s not realistic. If Tradacc didn’t offer any lower-priced courses as an introduction (like Volume Profile Formula), then I guarantee some people would be complaining about how there’s no trial opportunity or way to get started for minimal cost. But since they do offer introductory courses, complaints are going to happen about them being a funnel for the top-tier Profile Method program.

      I was skeptical when I first came across the Volume Profile Formula sales page as well. But I personally don’t have an issue with any of the lower-priced courses (especially because I know how solid the Profile Method program is). Is Profile Method by far the best Tradacc course? Absolutely. But for a complete beginner jumping into trading, it’s probably quite overwhelming and seemingly expensive. If I think back to about a decade ago when I was a new trader just getting started, I would never spend several thousand dollars on a course/program/service without completely trusting whoever was offering it. But the intro-level Tradacc courses allow beginners to get an inside look at what Aaron Korbs is doing at relatively low cost. So people can call it a funnel if they want, but I honestly think it’s a nice (low-cost, progressive) buildup to the Profile Method program. I think it’s also important to mention that Tradacc offers 30-day money back guarantees, so there’s virtually no risk. And like you mentioned, students are always free to choose whether or not they want to purchase any of the courses/programs.

      Overall, I think Aaron Korbs and Tradacc are leading serious developing traders – who actually want to build deep market competence and legitimate trading skill – down the right path by focusing on futures, auction market theory, and profiling.

  • Jenny says:

    I haven’t heard of Tradacc until recently, so reading about Aaron Korbs on your site has definitely given me some great information on it. What he has to offers honestly seems great for beginners. I like how there is the Trading Live Experience so you can actually trade under the guidance of Korbs and not feel so alone if you don’t quite understand what you are doing yet. It seems that there is a lot of “hands on” experience with this program to help guide those that are just setting out. Top notch in my book.

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