I’m More Than A Pretty Face ;)

From Ju-Jitsu champ to the Playboy Mansion, here’s the story…

After taking out second place in the Pan Pacific Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Championship competition at age 18, David has never again settled for second place. Read on to discover David’s secret to success.

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Dave battles it out to be #1.

Young David Jenyns attended one of the most prestigious high schools in Melbourne, a select entry, all boys’ school, Melbourne High School. During his final year (1999), he became fascinated with the stock market after one of his school buddies shared stories of how much money he was making while sitting in class. The allure of ‘easy money’ was enough to capture this ambitious teenager’s attention.

Despite David’s final marks earning him a place at university, he turned down this opportunity (against the advice of many good intentioned friends and family), and decided to follow his newfound passion for the stock market.

Not wasting any time, David secured a $5,000 loan and signed up to a stock trading course run by a company called Daytrader HQ. Looking back now, this course later became the best investment he ever made. Here David developed the methods he uses to this day, to consistently pull profits from the markets. It was also here that he struck up a firm friendship with a fellow trader, Stuart McPhee.

It was early 2001, the tail end of the tech boom, and with some small trading successes David soon realized that he needed to build up a sizeable trading float in order to start trading seriously. Much of his initial profits went straight to paying off his $5,000 education debt.

Fortunately, David secured a job at well-known stock broking firm, – right in the hub of Melbourne’s finance district. Here David took his market understanding to a new level, learning how big companies and funds traded. With this training, it really became evident that David had a high degree of talent and skill in his chosen profession.

Metastock ProgrammingWhile at Ord Minnett, David completed his Diploma of Financial Markets at the Securities Institute of Australia (2003), which enabled him to gain a deeper understanding of the world of finance including p&ls, cashflows and balance sheets.

Towards the end of his studies, David began looking for his next challenge. He’d kept his contact with Stuart McPhee and, after seeing how many people were experiencing difficulty using MetaStock, together they decided to write the ‘MetaStock Programming Study Guide’. It was an almost immediate success and was David’s springboard to gain some well-earned respect in the industry.

Identifying David’s talent, Home Trader(one of Australia’s leading stock market education companies) invited him to become one of their trainers. David saw this as a great opportunity to share his skills and under their auspices, he went on to train hundreds of would be traders. The demand for David’s time began to grow as he began taking on personal coaching clients and, in this role, he perfected his ability to make the complex appear simple.

Dave SeminarSuccess lead to more success and at the relatively young age of 22, David and Stuart undertook a tour of Australia, running ‘Metastock Secrets Seminars’. These seminars were given to sell-out crowds wherever they went.

In 2003, the demand on David time was too great and he withdrew from the education industry to ‘go underground’ while he took stock of his life. David spent some valuable time exploring self development courses – including Anthony Robbins, Brian Tracy, Bob Proctor, Robert Allen, Jim Rohn, Wayne Dyer, Stephen R Covey, Robert Kiyosaki, Brad Sugars, Richard Bandler, Chris Howard – to name a few.

As a result of this immersion in self-development, David began to evolve into what he calls the ‘complete entrepreneur’.

His big break happened while driving past the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). He remembered a story he had read of Paul Hartunian, an entrepreneur who made a fortune selling discarded pieces of the Brooklyn Bridge.

At the time, the MCG was being renovated and David decided to replicate Hartunian’s idea. He tracked down the wreckers doing the job and bought as much of the old green benches and MCC crested carpet he could get his hands on.

To cut a long story short, David gained some excellent media coverage and went on to sell more than $40,000 worth of merchandise via www.owntheg.com (sidenote: this money went straight back into his trading float).

David’s love for business began to grow and, around this time, a long-term friend approached David to join him in opening a rock music-clothing store. Never turning down a challenge, he said ‘yes’. Over the course of the next couple of years, together they setup three retail stores, a huge online webstore and successfully franchised the concept. It was as though David had the Midas touch.

Now, with great deal of entrepreneurial experience, David felt it was time to begin sharing his secrets and as he started to talk, people started to listen. He has authored two well respected books, Ultimate Trading Systems 2.0 and Trading Systems Revealed 2.0. He gained excellent media coverage throughout many journals and magazines. Publications such as Chartpoint, Smart Investor, Your Trading Edge, the Australian Financial Review and the Guppy Traders Newsletter have all featured him.

Dave interviewed @ Fox FM.

Dave interviewed @ Fox FM.

Today, David trades professionally, designs mechanical systems for his top end clients, runs workshops and provides limited one-on-one training. David is not yet thirty, yet he leads a life as a small business consultant in Melbourne that is envied by people twice his age. He travels the world for pleasure and business. David’s life as the complete entrepreneur has got off to a flying start, and for him now the sky is the limit.

Update: Dave’s been busy, watch the video below to see what happened next:

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Posted on July 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

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  4. Brian McAboy
    September 8, 2010 at 5:10 am · Reply

    David Jenyns is one of the most sincere, ethical and sharpest traders I know. His style of teaching makes the learning process both very enjoyable and easy to follow.

    While he may be young, Dave has years of excellent experience as a professional trader and coach, plus he learned from some of the best during his development.

    If you are looking to be a successful trader and enjoy all that trading has to offer, Dave is definitely a man of integrity and generosity that you should make part of your master mind group.

  5. Guss T
    September 8, 2010 at 5:10 am · Reply

    David is genuinely eager to help. The few times that I corresponded with him he answered eager to help with any problems.

  6. Suresh Jogia
    September 8, 2010 at 5:11 am · Reply

    I have been in business for more than 20 years. During this period I have come across all sorts of people and majority of them, particularly business people, look for a method to “get one up on you”. One can’t help but to form a view of “standard business person”. There are always exceptions, and my opinion is that you are a very pleasant exception to the rule of a standard business man.

    There are marketing methods, and there are marketing methods. Your approach is the one that is certainly a very preferable one. With your concern on wanting to deliver correct product, rather than maximise sales, is very touching.

    You are the type of person that I would feel very relaxed to do the business, knowing full well that I will get good value for the money.

  7. Mario Ljubicic
    September 8, 2010 at 5:12 am · Reply

    I have seen David perform and deliver in a way that generates positive results. His self driven nature will keep him on the look out for and sharing with us those things that will help us learn more about “how to do it for ourselves”. He has already demonstrated his ability in spades.

  8. Michael Mccabe
    September 8, 2010 at 5:13 am · Reply

    My dealings so far with David have been excellent, he has been most helpful in clearing up many questions and problems I’ve come across.

    Its very good to know there’s someone to help.
    Thanking you

  9. Martin Siegfried
    September 8, 2010 at 5:14 am · Reply

    Thanks David for all that, you are always so helpful. It is refreshing to see people like you in this business. You know there are not many around these days with your attitude and eagerness to help others. Thanks a lot once again!

  10. Dr. Anthony Fernando - Noble Samurai
    September 14, 2010 at 7:12 pm · Reply

    Dave Jenyns is one of the most insightful, switched on people I have had the pleasure of meeting. He is also extremely down to earth, genuine and really knows his stuff when it comes to online business. I am really looking forward to attending his Outsourcing and Web Video workshops.

  11. David Jenyns
    September 15, 2010 at 12:37 am · Reply

    You’ll make me blush if you’re not careful 🙂


  12. Bill Some
    September 27, 2010 at 5:32 pm · Reply

    Great website Dave, keep up the good work.

  13. Raza Begg
    November 28, 2010 at 7:42 pm · Reply

    Hi David,

    I appreciate you sharing your wealth of knowledge with your fans. I also want to thankyou for joining me on my youtube channel 🙂

  14. Mitch
    December 1, 2010 at 4:53 am · Reply

    Dave you are the man. That is some inspiring stuff mate. I am on James Schramko’s forum and thought I would check out your blog. So inspiring to see people making a difference in their lives.
    Keep on cranking

  15. David Jenyns
    December 2, 2010 at 2:13 am · Reply

    Hey Bill, Raza & Mitch,

    Thanks for the kind words guys. If there’s anything I can do to help please just let me know and I’ll do my best.

    Your SEO Coach,
    David Jenyns

  16. Matthew Bedford
    May 30, 2011 at 5:51 am · Reply

    Hi Dave,

    Your story really does inspire me, and I have recently acquired Metastock which i`m just getting used to now. I will be buying your MetaStock Programming Study Guide in the next month to put me along the right path.


  17. Rands Crespo
    July 9, 2011 at 1:01 am · Reply

    David, your life is an enviable one. Mine is not so bad ,Iworked the hard way like most old timers and learned a little late. I too like the charts
    however thirty years ago informaion was a little hard to come by.
    Now at the age of 71 I wish I could do something for my 2 kids and their families. I have 4 grandkids and I would like to leave them a little something for their college or anything else they might need.I understand most indicators, I’ve had Metastock for a couple of years
    and still do not scan properly. I like looking at the individual stock charts. I am getting experience but still loose money in the options.
    Sometimes I sell too soon or too late. The 401 is now a 101 and loose money is gone. But I still have hope.

  18. Alan Northcott
    July 22, 2011 at 9:54 am · Reply


    Just come to this page through your “www.daveapproved.com” site – what a great idea to endorse specific products with your “seal of approval”, given your reputation. I too must add my admiration of what you have achieved, in, I guess, half my lifetime! You’ve always been sincere and helpful, and I really appreciate the contributions that you made to the two books you mention above.

    I’ve just finished my ninth book, about green investing, (not in print yet!) and I can say that you provided me with inspiration to continue pursuing this writing career later in life. For those who don’t yet know him, Dave gets my “seal of approval”.

    Rands (above), by the way, have you checked out Dave’s Metastock course yet? (http://www.meta-formula.com/Metastock-Programming-Study-Guide.html). Should fill in those gaps in your Metastock knowledge.



  19. Terry
    July 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm · Reply

    Your pursuit for knowledge speaks well of how you have authored the helpful books you are known for now. Few are given the talent to make a difficult concept easier to understand for learners. For someone like me who is new with SEO, your appropriate and simple illustrations make me understand the concept better (even if there are a lot of terms that sound Greek to me). Keep up the good work or should I say your calling. Thanks.

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