I have been a beta tester of Sentient Trader for over a year now. Sentient Trader is one of the best trading systems I have ever seen. David Hickson has made an awesome achievement in creating a system that can handle very complex cyclic theories and transform them into profitable trading recommendations.

I believe that traders without any knowledge of cyclic theory can trade profitably with Sentient Trader, if they are willing to learn some basics about cycles and do back testing to find out what works for them.

I know that for those traders who have a good knowledge of market cycles, they will find this powerful software extremely useful, time saving and profitable, and that it is a system they would not trade without."
Eva ArinenSweden, November 2010
David and his team has done a wonderful job with Sentient Trader. The beta program was done in a completely thorough manner. I am an index options trader and I found that Sentient Trader helped me immensely in my day-to-day trading. Thanks to David for his enthusiasm in creating an end product that is a 'must-have' software platform."
Rob KPark City, Utah, December 2010
Having attended several of Jim Hurst's original classes and availed myself of his course, I cannot express how much it means to me to finally locate Sentient Trader. What you have accomplished is beyond my comprehension. However, it is easy to use and I expect to accomplish great things with it. I was head of technical research and development for about 12 years at Conti Commodity Services and believe that I have an idea of the monumental job that you have accomplished. As you know, I have subscribed and frankly I cannot wait for the launch of your new platform."
Maury StraussMemphis, TN, October, 2010
Having been a keen student of the financial markets over the last decade, flavored by my finance professional background and my initial engineering studies, I have tried to "rationally" understand the different conceptual frameworks that attempt to predict market behaviour. Naturally I have sampled and used extensively various commercial software programs within the different disciplines that influence the markets. Cyclic theory is a key component that drives the forever changing tides of the markets.

Hurst Theory is presently still the force majeure in this field although its complexity has not allowed an easy practical application for the longest time. There is some commercial software in the market place that attempts "Hurst Cyclic Analysis (HCA)" with I believe differing degrees of success both in terms of results and its practical viability as a piece of software, that allows the end user to extract meaningful cyclic information and apply it to support timely trading decisions.

It has been both my great privilege and absolute surprise to come across Sentient Trader (ST) during its development stage. And the reason: quite simply because everything about ST oozes class and professionalism. "Launch to market" from the conceptual framework to delivering the finished software product is always a tremendously difficult endeavour fraught with continual problems having experienced this directly in my own career. Considering the complexity of HCA the folks at ST have managed this process incredibly smoothly and successfully.

Granted the application of HCA is not easy even with the use of such an impressive piece of kit as ST and the program will only appeal to committed market analysts but then so it should be as there never was or will be a "black box" solution that will permanently decipher the hidden code of the changing cycles affecting the markets. And if one were not satisfied with the prospect of performing serious HCA on daily data ST has pioneered the field and not only developed a new pattern recognition methodology inspired by Brian Millard's cyclic work termed "Sentient Trading" but it has also tackled intraday data to boot! A fascinating exploration awaits all cycles aficionados as we will attempt to apply these methodologies at the micro level. ST's track record thus far bodes well for the future in this modern era gold rush!"
MGGibraltar, October 2010
JM Hurst left an enduring legacy in the course and books which he wrote. I believe David Hickson has done an amazing job in translating the Hurst principles into a software program which faithfully reflects the tenets of those principles. And he has added a whole lot more to make this package a powerful set of tools.
That being said what David has also given us in his webinars - and for me it is even more value than the software itself - is an in-depth understanding of how those principles work and how to apply them real time in a very elegant way.

I would urge anyone contemplating using Sentient Trader to invest the time with the Hurst course and other publications, then immerse yourself in David's educational webinars to truly understand Hurst's theory in action. I believe that this gives added leverage to this very powerful software tool to help traders navigate the demanding world of trading."
ABMelbourne, Australia, October 2010