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Volume Profile Formula Course – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

I’ve compiled the top 10 most popular questions about Volume Profile Formula and answered them as genuinely as possible. As someone who has been through every course created by Aaron Korbs, I know the ins-and-outs of what Tradacc has to offer.

1. What is Volume Profile Formula?

Volume Profile Formula is an intro-level course that broadly covers the power of volume profile and Aaron Korbs’ personal trading methodology. It’s essentially a low-cost starting point for beginners. View my full Volume Profile Formula review here.

2. What is is the website where you can find the main courses/programs and additional resources that Aaron Korbs has to offer. “Tradacc” is short for “Trading Accelerator” – which used to be the name of the flagship course Aaron Korbs offered.

What is Funding Accelerator With Aaron Korbs at TradaccThere is no longer a course called “Trading Accelerator”, but many of the lessons/sections from it are still available in separate mini-courses. The 2 main courses currently offered by Tradacc are Volume Profile Formula (intro) & Profile Method (advanced).

3. Who is Aaron Korbs?

Aaron Korbs is a full-time trader and trading coach/mentor that specializes in volume profile and order flow analysis.

Aaron Korbs Net Worth - What is Aaron Korbs Net Worth

He had limited formal education before pursuing trading (no high school or college diploma). But was able to “make the turn” to profitability after discovering the volume profile. He now teaches his methodology to others through Tradacc.

4. What is Aaron Korbs Trading?

Aaron Korbs focuses on futures markets (mainly S&P 500 ES/MES contracts) on an intraday basis with a methodology rooted in auction market theory and volume profiling. It’s an extremely strong/robust approach.

Tradacc - Profile Method With Aaron KorbsHis methodology can certainly be applied to other markets, products, and timeframes – but Aaron chooses to specialize in 1 market (futures), 1 product (S&P 500), and 1 timeframe (intraday). As a result, he has deep competence/skill with his method.

5. Is Aaron Korbs a Scam?

I don’t think Aaron Korbs is a scam at all. His education, training, and mentorship have certainly helped me improve my own trading. And in regard to his trading results/track record, he trades live over Zoom for Profile Method students 3 days per week.

The Daily Profile Show With Aaron Korbs on YouTube @KorbsTrading

So there’s really no question that his method works and he puts it on display almost every day. Even for non-members of his Profile Method program, he publicly shares his results multiple times per week through his Daily Profile Show on YouTube.

6. Is Tradacc a Scam?

This is a similar question to the previous one, but I don’t think Tradacc is a scam either. I’ve seen a few minor complaints from individuals who have purchased Volume Profile Formula, but I’ve never seen a complaint from a Profile Method student.

The main complaints revolve around Tradacc being “sales-y” and the Profile Method program being an “upsell”. But I think this is just a matter of improper expectations – and a lot of beginners actually appreciate the progression from VPF to Profile Method.

7. How Much Does Volume Profile Formula Cost?

The listed retail price for the Volume Profile Formula course is around $200, but is often offered for around $50 or less. It also comes with a 30-day refund policy, so there’s really no risk involved in checking it out.

Volume Profile Formula Course From Aaron Korbs at Tradacc

Several supplemental beginner-level courses are also offered along with it to help lay a strong foundation: Live Trading Showcase, Rapid Setups pack, Futures Masterclass, S&P 500 Secrets, Next-Level Risk Management, etc.

8. What’s the Difference Between Volume Profile Formula & Profile Method?

There’s a major difference between the intro-level Volume Profile Formula course and the advanced Profile Method Program.

The Volume Profile Method With Aaron Korbs - What is the Volume Profile Method

It’s in no way an apples-to-apples comparison. The best analogy I can use to describe it is that Volume Profile Formula is merely the trailer/teaser video and Profile Method is the full-blown, award-winning movie.

Profile Method is far more interactive and comprehensive with better lessons, live trading sessions, Q&A’s, and more.

9. Is There a Way to Get Started Learning From Aaron Korbs For Free?

Yes, absolutely – and the best resource for that is his YouTube channel (@KorbsTrading).

What is Korbs Youtube @KorbsTrading

To be honest, all of the information provided within the Volume Profile Formula course can probably be found in some way, shape, or form on Korbs YouTube. It would just take more time to go through because it’s not as concise as the VPF course.

There’s really a ton of value offered there – not just from his videos covering futures, auction market theory, and profiling – but also various trading challenges that he’s done and shows that he hosts: Daily Profile Show & Speculators Podcast.

10. Overall, is Volume Profile Formula and Tradacc as a Whole Worth it?

In my opinion/experience, Volume Profile Formula is definitely worth it. It’s basically free since it’s typically sold for $50 or less – providing a low-cost introduction to the power of volume profile and Aaron Korbs’ personal methodology.

Profile Method With Aaron Korbs at Tradacc - Top Rated Training & Mentorship Program

And if you decide that this isn’t a path you want to pursue further, then there’s close to nothing lost in terms of time and money. But if you do want to take things to the next-level, top-tier training & mentorship is offered through the Profile Method program.

Ultimately, you have to decide for yourself if trading is something you’re serious about and committed to building the competence/skill required for sustainable success. It’s certainly not for everybody and takes quite a bit of work.

But if it is, there aren’t many training & mentorship programs that I would put in the same echelon as Profile Method.

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).


  • Jason Brody says:

    This article and related ones I’ve read provides a comprehensive overview of the Volume Profile Formula at Tradacc by Aaron Korbs. As someone who’s been through his courses, I can attest to the value they offer, especially for beginners. The distinction between Volume Profile Formula and Profile Method is aptly described, making it easier to decide which path to take (some people get really confused by these). Personally, I’ve found Aaron’s teachings to be worthwhile, and the availability of free resources on his YouTube channel is a great starting point. Ultimately, the decision to invest time and money in trading education depends on individual commitment and dedication to achieving sustainable success.

    • Matt Thomas says:

      Thank you, Jason. Yes, absolutely – I agree with everything you’ve said. Korbs YouTube is an outstanding resource for anyone looking to learn more about him, auction theory, volume profile, and his overall trading style. There’s so much nonsense out there on the internet that talks about the “secrets” and “shortcuts” to trading success in order to attract people, but what sustainable trading success really comes down to is dedication to learning/training and continuous improvement.

  • Joseph says:

    Thank you Matt for such a thorough question and answer overview of Aaron Korbs’s Volume Profile Formula Course, I am sure it will be a help to many just as the answers provided cleared up several of the questions that I initially had about the Tradacc program.Also glad to see you include a link to Aaron’s YouTube channel as there really is a wealth of information available there without any commitment whatsoever, other than watching the occasional ad. That’s a small price to pay though to have this volume of information available at one’s fingertips.

  • Jeremy says:

    For starters, I guess if I understood profiling trading a lot more, I’d understand the points you’re trying to get across about this course. That said, you provide a ton of reference resources and other details in responses to the FAQs of what volume profile is and who Aaron Korbs, and it doesn’t seem to be a scam. I think it can potentially help a lot of people out that are interested in trading with volume profile.

  • Ronnie says:

    As someone who is interested in trading and financial markets, I found your article on the Volume Profile Formula to be very informative and helpful. I appreciated your detailed explanation of the different aspects of this trading strategy, as well as your personal experiences and recommendations. One question I have is whether there are any specific risks or challenges associated with using the Volume Profile Formula, especially for beginner traders. While you mention the potential benefits of this strategy, I wonder if there are any particular factors or considerations that traders should keep in mind when using this approach.

    • Matt Thomas says:

      Hi Ronnie – I appreciate your comments.

      To answer your question, there are risks/challenges involved with profile trading – just like any other form of trading & investing. Risk and uncertainty, to some degree, are unavoidable. But I think one of the biggest challenges for beginners is overcoming the perception that volume profile is “too advanced” or “complicated”. And I think this is because most beginners think there’s some sort of magical price pattern or foolproof indicator out there that will automatically make them millions of dollars for eternity without effort. Once they find this “holy grail” – they’re set. But these things just don’t exist. Are there better indicators/ways to view the market than others? Yeah, I think so. I believe that viewing markets through the lens of auction market theory and profiling is extremely strong. But even when using these tools, sustainable trading success still requires individual competence/skill and the ability to continuously adapt and improve over time. Basically, what I’m trying to say is that volume profile isn’t meant to be an automatic “buy here, sell here” system that tells you exactly what to do – which unfortunately is what most people are looking for when they enter the world of trading. The best traders I know use profiling tools as their main method to observe and analyze markets (Aaron Korbs, Josh Schuler, Merritt Black, Morad Askar, etc.), but there’s a level of discretion and critical thinking involved in using them that most beginners avoid. So I think the real challenge is being able to look past all the basic, surface-level nonsense that gets taught out there in regard to technical analysis and actually understanding what makes a strong/robust market methodology.

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