I believe he was involved in a big bust up with Martin Cole a while ago. Allegedly he went to martin for help then nicked all his advertising slogans and even the trading name is so similar. A friend did his course but has now ceased trading due to lack of funds, I would suggest you continue to tread very carefully before parting with a substantial amount of cash.
See lower part ofpage. Apparently Robert Duncan was a student of Chief Wizard who stole CW's original swindle from one of the big Sunday papers. A freelance journalist had set up the confidence trick with CW and others knowing full well that CW was a fruitcake. But they all made piles of money. Robert Duncan could not make money with CWs techniques (since they were total rubbish anyways) but copied CWs original story in the Independent, Sunday telegraph or Sunday Times(elvin doesnt say which) word for word. . The link takes you to the exposure of Duncan Robertson by an investigative journalist. Id still like to know who CW is.I bet Robertson and CW contibute to this web site!!!
The Elvin website is a strange place. It is full of out-dated advertising (for courses that took place in the past) areas "under construction", and scraps of information about Aunt Flossie's favourite technical indicators. Most mysteriously, it seems to offer training in the old Tom Williams software VSA (strangely like the Chief Wizard reported on and criticised in the first chapter of Elvin's book - see pdf on this site). By comparison, the Robertson website is slick, glossy and apparently reasonable; it is by far the best written and produced of all these marketing fly-traps.
All of which goes to show you should never draw any conclusions from the look of a marketing website. Curious how these guru sites all include a wide selection of newspaper coverage of the activities of trading gurus, including knocking copy on competitors, where available.
Incidentally, a Google search on Mike Elvin throws up a Dr Mike Elvin who is a clinical psychologist, but does not list trading as one of his interests, yet there is nothing on "Dr Mike Elvin" the trader other than the book published by Wiley.
She is in the room now, she normally does not come in uninvited, but on this occasion as she picked up the phone to answer a call from a well wisher on the occasion of the thread having hit 100,000 views and rising, she requested me to delete it on the basis that I have made my point and there is no need to rub it in any further, and to let the audience be the judge of what is right and what is wrong. That is all. Cheers.