February 6, 2017

‘A Minus B’ System

Tested and reviewed by Doug Wheatland

This is not a Fx trading system but rather involves spread betting on certain German financial data and as such the income generated by A-B will be tax free. The system has been around since April 2012 and the author’s records state that the system has produced 2,922 points to end Sep 16 since launch. A strike rate of 70-80% is claimed and that inevitably means there will be some losing months.

For £375 a comprehensive manual is supplied together with 4 DVD’s of a seminar explaining the method which is suitable for anyone from a “newbie” to financial trading through to experienced operators. At the end of each section dealing with the actual A-B trading, a questionnaire is included to re enforce the learning. In operation a simple subtraction of two data is required to determine whether the day will be a qualifying day or not and hence the title A-B. From subtraction to setting a trade should not take more than 5 minutes and that is virtually all the time that is needed to operate the system. As a mechanical system there is no confusion as to whether to trade or not and this makes it very user friendly to a “newbie”.

In addition to going through the system, setting up a broker account and placing bets a sensible section on money management is included. Essentially a user really should be able to put £500 minimum into an account to trade from and be able to leave the funds to gain from compounding as trading moves along though the year.

I did contact the author by e mail about track record and received a prompt and full response.

We have used 0.1% of the daily opening trading bank per point and the starting bank was £1000 on 4 Oct 16.

Opening Bank 4th Oct 2016 = £1000
Closing Bank 31st Jan = £1611.41

Profit £611.41

This system is very easy to operate and long before the trial ended I was taking less than 5 minutes to operate on qualifying days and less than 1 minute on non qualifying days.

With a total gain of 61%, I have no hesitation in saying that A-B has passed the 4 month trial.

You can try the ‘A Minus B’ System here:


Filed under Forex,Spread Betting by CashMaster



leon February 7, 2017 at 1:18 am

I would like some further info on A-B…..but it does worry me that there is NO direct contact info on the Sales page for A-B. Specific question is :- I am a New Zealand citizen and resident. The disclaimer at the bottom of the sales page states that this product is ONLY available for UK residents. Is that really the case?? And if not – what time of day can the system be operated?? (not wanting to have to commit to a 3am schedule, if I don’t have to!). Any help greatly appreciated. Leon F, NZ

CashMaster February 7, 2017 at 5:20 pm

You can contact the author at: john@john-piper.com

The system is operated at 8:00 GMT so may not be suitable for you. I’ll check with John about the UK thing, I see no reason why this can’t be sold internationally.

CashMaster February 8, 2017 at 9:04 am

I’ve checked with John. It’s available everywhere, he’s getting that UK only line removed.

Derek Hyde February 7, 2017 at 12:18 pm

Hit the stop- loss this morning – so a maximum loss.
Havng traded this system in the late 80’s (known under another name then)
you cannot afford to rely upon “setting&forgetting” a trade.
The DAX30 index is known to be the most volatile index to trade, and cannot be totally relied upon.
I follow a trade and let it run, but if it retraces then I close out the trade just before the market reaches back to my trade entry point, so I come out with just a few points profit.

CashMaster February 7, 2017 at 5:25 pm

John covers this in the videos (you get a hard copy manual and DVD’s with the purchase). The basic system can be run as a set and forget system but he encourages you to work out what suits you best. He too prefers to follow the trade and close it if appropriate or at least half the postion and moves his stop to breakeven when a certain amount of profit has been made. For example, if you are going for 50 points and the trade goes 25 points into profit, then essentially you are now risking 75 points (your initial stop and the 25 you’ve just gained) just to make 25 points more. The same for when you are 1 or 2 points from the target. Having said that, often enough by leaving things alone you end up making more pips over the long term. So it comes down to your personality and preferences.

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