Cameron Fous is an American YouTube star and stock speculator and trader, who got interested in penny stocks while majoring in finance at Oregon State University.
Currently, Fous is renown for his trading strategy and stock investment tutorials as well as for his FousAlerts Trading YouTube channel.
He described himself:
”I live and breath the stock market. It is my goal to teach you to create your own success as I have for myself.”
He was born on August 19, 1984, in the USA.
Upon his grandfather’s passing, Cameron and his family inherited about $1.5 million. The money prompted Fous and his family to make investments in the stock market.
Cameron once said:
”I always wanted to be a stockbroker and that’s what I planned to go to school for. One of my best friend’s dad was a stockbroker so I would always see him come home in a slick business suit looking fresh.”
Fous went on to say:
”They were pretty well off so I was like, ‘That looks fun. That’s what I want to do.’ This was back in about 2003, almost 10 years ago was when I started back when I was 20 years old.”
Fous graduated from Oregon State University in 2007, with a degree in finance.
During an interview, Cameron said about his time in college:
“During my sophomore year, my aunt got a ‘hot tip’ on some speculative biotech stock called Cytomedix. At $4 per share, we went all in as a family – investing $500,000 in inheritance money, and even my car.”
”I got bored and sold my shares at $6, but my family kept theirs. Then one day the stock went bust and dropped to 50 cents.”
Fous started to provide free trading services in April 2006.
He also had a website – TheTechnicalTrader.net, where Fous shared the trading knowledge and advice he acquired throughout his years of experience. However, he closed the website in 2012.
In January 2006, he started FOUS4trading.com. In the present day, the service has evolved into Fous Alerts.
It is a service recommended for traders who already have an account with $25,000+ to bypass the PDT rule (a FINRA designation for a stock market trader who executes 4 or more day trades in 5 business days in a margin account) and have a decent understanding of the market.
His strategy mainly involves technical analysis with a strong focus on reading chart patterns.
“I always dreamed of the luxury life you see in movies—the cars, boats, condos, girls. With day trading, I got it all.”
On his website, Fous offers several services and subscriptions:
- the possibility to be a Hedge Fund Trader for $74.99 per month;
- Epic Sequel Fous4X2 for $597;
- The Original Fous4 for $597.
The pros of his service are:
- perfect for new day traders;
- accessible from all mobile devices;
- alerts and watch lists are very helpful;
- good price;
- the chat room gives you the possibility to network with experienced traders;
- the video library is well put-together;
- real-time lessons on trading;
- real-time alerts.
The cons of his service are:
- no trading is verified;
- promises great expectations, which most people, probably, won’t reach.
In January 2018, he started IKNK.com (pronounced “iconic”). It is a company whose motto is:
“Business. Pleasure. Bliss.”
Cameron began his YouTube channel on November 25, 2006. Currently, Fous has garnered over 124,000 subscribers. His most popular video is titled – ”The REAL TRUTH About Life as A Day Trader Lifestyle.” The video was published on November 2, 2017, and it has more than 1.5 million views.
Another popular video is called – “How To Buy & Trade A Penny Stock Before It Triples & Make $25,000 in 5 Days.” It was uploaded on March 20, 2014, and it has earned over 683,000 views.
Fous has another YouTube channel, named – IKNK Traders. It was started on November 18, 2017.
On the channel, Cameron features high-profile influencers and entrepreneurs from all over the world.
He has a podcast, called – ”Life of a Day Trader.” During the podcast, Fous tells real stories from the stock traders professionals. He also talks about what it takes to become a professional day trader.
Cameron Fous has a girlfriend named Sandra.
”After years of trading and achieving the financial goals I set for myself, building my misleading Instagram profile where I portrayed someone I wasn’t deep down inside, I felt lost.”
”Our mistakes are what gives us our strength and character.”
”It wasn’t until my 30’s when I actually started to find focus again and dive back into the learning curve.”
“Day Trading for a living is something that can open up a world of opportunities for you. I have been doing it for 14 years and I have been teaching people how to day trade stocks for a living for the last 10 years.”
”I can’t wait to see how many people I can help pursue a more purposeful life based on passion rather than solely income.”
”Life is way cooler if you are winning all the time instead of stressing out about a long term goal that you may never accomplish.”
“Growing up, I wanted to be a stockbroker like my best friend’s dad. His nice BMW, the suits, and the stock market fascinated me.”
“Looking back on my 20’s, I consider one of my biggest regrets pursuing day-trading solely for the financial rewards.”
In 2016, Fous announced that he was leaving his home to travel the world in hopes of finding his true self. He traveled for about 2 years.
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Cameron Fous – Net Worth
Fous earned most of his wealth from being a stock trader. In addition, he earns money from ads on his YouTube channels, and from selling different types of services on his websites. Therefore, Cameron Fous has an estimated net worth of $2.1 million.