It is with shock, and great sadness, that we learned that Dr. David Paul passed away On August 2nd. David was 68 years old.

His journey spanned decades and he left an indelible mark on the trading community. Dr. Paul’s legacy is one of simplicity, innovation, and unwavering dedication.

Dr David Paul’s Early Years

Dr Paul was born in South Africa and began trading the markets in 1982 after completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1988, he became a full-time trader, and developed a keen understanding of price action & volume that he used to trade stocks, futures, and forex.

he made his first public presentation about his Trading Strategy at the University of Stellenbosch in 1989 and would later go on become the go to teacher/trading coach for many of the Banks and financial institutions in South Africa who wanted to improve the skills and consistency of their traders.

Volume & Price Action

David has always taught that looking and price and volume together is an edge that traders should take advantage of and he basically built his entire trading career on this principle. He was also a big proponent of “buying when nobody else wants to” and “placing your trade entries where everybody else put their stops”.

His approach to trading yielded success as he traded profitably for decades and was always willing to share his strategy and wisdom with just about anyone who asked.

Vectorvest & Moneyshow

David would go on to become one of the most respected and sought after traders to speak at many public Trading seminars and conferences that are held every year. He became a staple on the Moneyshow circuit and later went on to head up the Vectorvest UK operation where he was responsible for growing the platform in the UK.

Dr. David Paul’s Legacy

Dr. David Paul’s legacy is one of empowerment, education, and innovation. His influence will be sorely missed, but his teachings and spirit will continue to guide traders on their journeys, just as he had guided them for decades. He leaves behind a loving wife, children, and grandchildren.

You can see a lot of his work on his Youtube Channel or look at his X (formerly Twitter) Archives.

The passing of Dr Paul follows closely our recent loss of Rob Smith. Please keep both of their families in your prayers.

Kareen Jeffs, Contributor