Brightstar Training, LLC provides educational products and services for people who trade in the financial markets. Through selected avenues of individual and group instruction, we assist market participants to develop useful skills in technical analysis and trade execution.

Located in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, the company interacts with traders around the world by means of online promotion, publication of materials, use of social media, and personal contact. Our clients have received assistance with day trading, swing trading, and position trading in futures, individual stocks, exchange-traded funds, and mutual funds.

The Brightstar Advantage
The trading community is filled with self-proclaimed teachers and coaches. Some of them know little about technical analysis and trading. Others present an incomplete picture of market participation by simply explaining how they trade. As a result, client personalities, trading histories, styles of trading, and financial objectives are generally ignored.

At Brightstar Training, LLC, we know that specific types of instruction are critical to trader growth. We offer expert guidance in skill development based upon time-tested concepts of market analysis and procedures for trading. Even more, we help clients to examine themselves within the context of their own market histories so that they can overcome barriers such as fear, impulsiveness, and information overload, as well as select trading approaches that work best for them.

We take a special interest in clients who desire to supplement their current income with market profits or transition into trading as an alternative career. Our central goal is to provide practical instruction that focuses on important aspects of trading while assisting clients to maximize their strengths and develop good trading habits for the future.

bradFounder and Owner
Brad E. Stych, Ph.D. (Continuing and Vocational Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison) is a professional adult educator, experienced trader, and member of the Chartered Market Technicians Association.

During his lifetime, he has trained professionals and non-professionals in a variety of instructional environments that have included business, higher education, state government, and church. His passion for adult life, advanced training in adult education, and extensive teaching experience enable him to educate adults effectively on an individual level and in a group environment.

Brad began trading in 1995. As the son of an accountant, he came to the markets with a knack for numbers and sought to acquire advanced skills in technical analysis. He applied these skills to trading stocks, stock options, and stock index futures. Prior to founding Brightstar Training, LLC in February 2006, he assisted other traders with their development on an informal basis.

Previous publications include journal articles on various aspects of adult education. In June 2013, the first edition of Day Trading the Dow Mini: A Practical Guide for Market Participation was published followed by a greatly-expanded second edition in November 2015.