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Testimonials - Here's what our clients are saying about us....
These are just a few unsolicited testimonials and comments we receive regularly.
We stopped collecting them many years ago... there were just so many.

Testimonials Year 1999

 Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999

Hi Pat,

Thanks for your quick response. Just to let you know, I received the book today and was very surprised by your quick service. I am very please with my overall experience with Coast Investment Software.

I really look forward to doing more business with you in the future. Please update me on any new versions or new releases of the DiNapoli Predictor Pack. I am still very interested in this product, and hope that you can do a rework of this product to make it usable by system traders like me.

Thank you and Happy New Millenium!!


J. M. T.

 Date: 12/26/99

Hi Pat,

I still wish to maintain the order for the DiNapoli Levels book.........

Thank you and my apologies for the inconvenience caused.



Pat wrote:

Hello Mr. T,

I'm sorry that you had problems with the program.

I will refund $ back to your credit card today.

Best wishes,

 Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999


Thank you for your kind offer.... I will take your advice to order the full training course.

I am studying your book right now. It is exactly what I have been looking for. I am really excited.

Happy holidays,

Jason Z

 Date: Thu Dec 16 1999

Hi Joe & Neal,

Your new product for TradeStation is great! ...............

Congratulations on the web pages these are a perfect complement to the book
and private seminar.

I wish you the very best.


 Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999

To: Pat

This stuff really is like cheating. :-)
Thank Joe for me again.

K. B.

 Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999

I recently purchased the course by DiNapoli the dividers & the book.Great!

Paul S.

 Date: 29 Nov 1999

Hi Joe,

To trade and make money one should stick to their trading methodology, this is the only way for me to know if I am at fault or is it the methodology, therefore I can sort the problem out at hand and go forward.

The rules state that a failure is a very strong Directional indicator in play and we should ride with it, so I never see this as a problem. The trading plan is laid out, so I sitck to it.

No second guessing or changing horses in midstream for me anymore.

I had no problems getting on board the failure, they nearly always turn out as very profitable trades. Thanks to the techniqes you put forward to us, they are paying of handsomely.

All the best


The Message:
Joe DiNapoli on 11/29/99 3:29 PM said:


Yes, but isn't it tough sometimes to reverse even though we know we should.

 Date: Fri, 26 Nov 1999
Subject: Great Seminar


I just wanted to thank you again for a great seminar. I really liked your teaching style and learned a lot in the two days we had. I think the biggest help for me was putting many of the different components of Joe's book into a coherent context that I could work from. I just wasn't seeing some of the system linkages and connections until they were discussed at the seminar. The material's you presented and the discussion really helped me see the forest thru the trees. I understand time frame and direction much better and have made adjustments in my trading approach to reduce risk and improve money management.

I've also expanded my application of LPO's and fibnode retracements and pay much more attention to thrust. Most important I'm having successful trades with reasonable expectations and making some money. There's always more to learn but the opportunity to discuss these techniques has really cemented things I was doing correctly, and given me more confidence in applying Fibonacci. Your
suggestions and comments were invaluable!

Overall it was a very worthwhile experience and I plan to do it again in the future.

Thanks again, it was really great!!

Ed S
 Date: Thu, 23 Nov 1999

Dear Neal,

I have just received the "Coast Trading Package"......

However, as student of "Trading with DiNapoli levels", which I have studied for many, many, months, and with a firm belief in Joe's method, I wanted the "proprietary Oscillator Predictor study" as described in Joe's book.......

Looking forward to your reply

Mel G.

From: Neal Hughes <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: "Coast Trading Package". "proprietary Oscillator
Predictor study"


You have the correct software, there is only one Oscillator Predictor.. When Joe's book was printed, the Coast Trading Package was in a MS-DOS format, what you have is the revised official Windows version of the Coast Trading Package.

You will notice that the "bands" are printed to the right of the most recent price bar, predicting the maximum overbought and oversold levels using the parametric equation applied to the Detrend Oscillator extremes...So the values of the "bands" are the upper and lower values that would have been supplied by the old DOS version of the software. This method is approved by Joe himself and is how he uses it in his trading.

Thanks for your kind words

 Date: Sun Nov 07 1999

Dear Joe,

I recently purchased your excellent book "Trading with Dinapoli Levels", after attending a brief but highly informative workshop at the SFE Conference in Sydney - and it's great! I'm using it to greatly enhance my existing trading plan.

I have recently started using a simple software program - I have been and still do, handdraw my charts - but I am realizing the advantages of software. I have a question relating to the MACD trend indicator........

I think this book is excellent - thankyou for sharing your knowledge.

Patrick B.

To: [email protected]
From: TRADER JO <[email protected]>
Subject: Re: MACD question

Hello Patrtic,
Look in Appendix D- that will give you the values but as it says in the book -- That doesn't mean your software has the right equations or takes all the digits it needs to
xx.xx -- it may only take xx

For a small amount you can be sure you've got it right by buying Coast TP-- and you get the Oscillator Predictor to boot.

To succeed in this you must have the right tools and not take unnecessary chances-God knows there are enough un controllable issues-

Thanks for your kind words and good Luck.

Also be sure you see our web site- see signature

 Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 To: <[email protected]>
Subject: a novice trader

Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.

Maria D.P.
 Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999


I have spoken with many real traders who have high regard for your techniques and for you as an individual. Most "system vendors" are nothing more than scam artists preying on an unsuspecting public. I have learned the hard way that you need a mentor if you really want a legitimate shot at becoming a successful trader.

I look forward to exploring the possibilities that your years of study can bring to the market we trade. As I told you, we are Fibonacci traders and believe strongly in these numbers fulfilling themselves when there is a concentration of Fibonaccis at a central point in time. However, we have a lot to learn yet and are searching for the best teachers out there that will commit to tutoring professional traders like us.

Again, thanks for the phone call....

Kent A.
 Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999
FYI: "I note you have many books offered for sale; one which I would suggest you list for sale is: Dinapoli Levels by Joe Dinapoli of Sarasota ,Fl. This is the best work done on fibanocci retracements and expansions. It treats in great detail many of Joe's other trading methods. It would be very helpful for beginning traders and advanced as well. I suggested you handle his book!"

Keep up the good work and soon I will send some contributations to your forum.

Bill B.
 Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999

Dear Pat:

Thank you for the information. J. W. (my better half) and I will download per your instructions, and look forward to many years of profitable trading using it. I was already into using Fibonacci's in my trading, but was looking for more depth and education in its use. The proportional divider has become my best friend!

It was a pleasure to visit the Coast booth at the Dxxxxxxx Exxx a few weeks ago, and a pleasure to meet Neal - and didn't we meet
you, too? We were fortunate to have front row seats for Mr. DiNapoli's presentation, which was superb but far too short. He packed a great deal of useful and thought provoking information into a very short time frame - and convinced both of us that his course and tools would be well worth the investment. My latest Nasdaq trade using the Fibnodes has paid for "Levels"
book, the Trading course, the divider, the software and the Expo fees.

We are now discussing attending one of Mr. DiNapoli's seminars, perhaps after the first of the year, so ask that we be kept on the mailing list.

Thanks for your help, and please give Mr. DiNapoli our best regards!

T. A. and J. W.
 Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999

And it was great meeting you, too. You were so unassuming that I figured you were a secretary that worked for Joe (Jo?) Plus, I deal with a lot of well-to-do folks in my practice and *very* few would fit your profile. Not that they are not friendly, but they do tend to have their noses at least a *bit* up in the air. Joe is lucky to have such a supportive lady. I know you guys must have a ball.

...... I'll keep plugging away at it. Thanks for all your help.

Kevin B.

From Pat:
Hello Kevin,

It was great meeting you at the Dxx Txxxxx Exxx. Loved your positive outlook.

 Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999

Hey Joe,

Thanks again.

Jeffrey K.

Subject: My pleasure

Hi Jeff,

My pleasure to have had you in attendance last Saturday. It is always a compliment to have other professionals sit in on my talks. For the record, I have never viewed EWI
as competitors and have had good relationships with the folks there. You are colleagues.

Have a great career,

 Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999
Subject: Trade of the Week

Salt Lake City
Monday - October 4, 1999

Dear Joe,

I have made a start in implementing your Fib techniques in my trading plan and I feel your explanation of the use of Fib levels is one of the best. You have taken a complex issue and made it applicable to anyone who wants to study and work hard.

Steve B.
 Date: Fri, 17 Sep 1999

Mr. DiNapoli,

Your book is a great contribution to all traders. I have a library full of expensive trading books, but this book is in a class of its own, it explains Fibonacci principles in very easy terms. Using you methods I feel I have a road map for the market. For the first time in my trading career I am able to trade the S&P futures without fear.

Trader Joseph

 Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999

Hi Joe,

I am just emailing you to express my thanks for your book, "Trading with DiNapoli Levels," because it has really
helped me with my commodities trading since I bought it about a year and a half ago.

I have been trading in the futures markets for 3 years now.

I would also like to compliment you on your software. It has cut down my analysis time considerably and is a cinch to operate.

I..... worked for an xxxxxx-based brokerage for nearly a year and recommended your study materials to the
really serious traders that I dealt with. I found that most people wanted winning trades handed to them on a platter
and were not interested in putting forth the amount of effort neccessary to realistically succeed in this business.

I recently read a published interview with you where you were quoted as saying to expect to spend 3 to 5 years
learning how to trade and about $30,000 to $50,000. I faxed copies of this interview to people who I thought
would benefit from an accurate perspective of the futures markets.


David W.
 Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999

Hi Joe,

I am only half way through your book and I am already very excited about the techinques you teach in the book.

I am glad I bought your book..... I believe your book is the best book I have read so far on the subject of Fib strategies. In
particular, yours is the first book that actually tells me when I am wrong and when I am right. That is the key to any
successful trading......

Julian D.
 Date: Tue, 25 May 1999

I have to tell you that I have learned another great lesson these past several weeks. There is an enormous difference between learning something and internalizing it. You've made an enormous difference in my trading.

 Date: Wed, 19 May 1999
Subject: Last wkd's seminar
Dear Joe,

I Just wanted to thank you again for two day education (and an education it was). ...............described it as the hardest I've applied myself since............... I worked ...out East in '73/'74. As I think you realize, your theories and application are an eye opener for me and am exceedingly grateful that you shared them.

M. B.
 Date: Mon, 10 May 1999
Subject: Re: [TradersGroup] DiNapoli
Stuart wrote:

Do you know anything about the other packages/software he (Joe DiNapoli) advertises on his web site? Have you used his proportional divider?

([email protected])

Response from other member:


I have owned various versions of his software since the late 1980's. I do own proportional dividers. In my opinion,
unless you keep hand updated charts [I do], you probably don't need them. The software, FibNodes, is really good if
you use fib retracements, projections and look for the confluences and agreements in these numbers. The new version
even allows you to connect it to Signal On-line and have your recent swing prices updated [I do not have Signal
On-line, though I was given a beta copy of Signal On-line at about the same time and used both together for real-time
trading--very nice].

The older DOS version had some very nifty market preparations built in that have since disappeared [but then, most other traders now days have a tool like DT or GET that allow them to set Oscillator levels and scan, for instance]. I have the new version on my trading desk, and I admit I also keep the older version handy as well. This software fits nicely with my trading tools--and I'd think traders that use DT or GET and do fib work would find it very useful.

Finally, I'd add that Joe DiNapoli, Neal Hughes and Tony DiNatale do a great job of teaching and answering questions
on the forums there. You can ask a question, beginning or extremely advanced, and they will patiently set up charts and projections and retracements, etc. until you understand. And they constantly put up examples that are in the current markets that would suit the trading techniques they are teaching. The FibTrader forum is really a hidden gem.

I don't work for Joe or his firm, but I do advocate the tools he teaches and the trading styles shown in his work. I'd say Joe DiNapoli probably taught me more about trade by trade money management than any other person during my career. And by the way, he's a nice guy [rare for high profile traders these days].


Tim Morge
 Date: Sun, 9 May 1999


I loved reading your book!

Thanks for sending me a copy. And thanks for autographing it!

You can be sure I'll let my subscribers know about your fine work.

Nelson F.

 Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999

Hi Joe,

WOW - is all i can say about your trend trading methodology. It is all dependant on time frame and how the MACD interacts on the time frame you are trading and the higher time frame. Iit has taken me around 4 weeks to get this after our seminar together but it has been worth it. L. was asking about the Trend Analysis Audio cassette course and I highly recommended it to him,so you should have heard from him by now. Now let me see if i can nail some of the currencies on my 5-10 min time

Z. A.
 Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999

Hi Joe,

After a couple of months of paper trading and light trading as you suggested to me, your D-Level methodology is starting to become much clearer. It feels really good (exciting, actually) to be able to look at a market and have a clear picture of what's going on (can't always do this, but the fog is beginning to lift occasionally).

I wanted to say thanks again for all your help. Your seminar was informative and inspirational, and your website is the absolute best. I can't tell you how appreciative I am.

I'm looking forward to the live forum................


M. S.
 Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999

Greetings Jo and Neal,

I think I'm going to STOP trading for a while and focus on STUDY...I thought I could trade via the newsletters and hotlines I receive (not the best way to trade, but given my inexperience I thought it would be a big help) while at the same time getting up to speed with the entire Fibnodes methodology and approach, and working full time and training for a local fight.

Best Regards,

A. C.
 Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999

Subject: Home Trading Course

Thanks for the advice. I've read the book, ordered the home study, picked some serious Support/Resistance areas already.........This works. Joe's a genius. Please put me and my brother C. on the list for the private seminar......Is Joe planning on any more world tours? (Hint)

D. E.

TRADER JO wrote:

Derek, the current cost of private seminars are $1200 but they are hard to get into. If you wish to be put on the (no obligation) list just tell us and you will be notified before we post upcoming events on the web. The Trading Course will help a lot with your continued understanding of the material.


 Date: Fri, 05 Mar 1999
Subject: Wow...

Patience and knowing where the nodes are from the higher timeframes seem to really pay dividends... Also, a famous man once said: "The stop goes where it goes," and he appears to be right! (But, you already knew that...)

M. S.
 At 07:40 PM 3/30/99


Enjoying my 3d reading of your book that I arrived this week. Good stuff!
I hope you can respond with a few clarifications..........

Your comments will be greatly appreciated,

Henry S.



Joe thanks you for your kind comments regarding the book. It has been a great help for many. You are due free client services where all your questions can be answered. Please request your password from [email protected] and post your questions there so all might benefit.

FibNodes remains the best way to approach the methodology. Please call Neal for details. 425-576-8498.

Thank you, we appreciate having you as a client,

 Date: Thu, 18 Feb 1999

Subject: Outstanding Private Seminar! & QUESTION

Dear Joe,

Thank you for an outstanding private seminar! You made us work. Nothing could have taught me so well as your seemingly easy -- but repeatedly "incomplete" --- aaaaagh! exercises.

It took me two days (with interruptions) to get my notes re-created and linked to the D-Levels book for further "re-study" of your seminar topics. Linda and I are comparing notes, and will share consolidated results with

I really appreciate the thought and effort you gave us -- and look forward to more learning and implementing.

Many thanks again!

J. W.
 Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999

Dear Patty,

Fibnodes looks terrific! I'm glad to begin using it for better trading.

Best regards ,
Rich C.

 Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999


I just read your book (couldn't put it down) in 2 days. ....... I have seen you speak before (but west in October)................After doing some investigation, I started to think something was there. Your book was a pleasure... I read several books per week, and yours was the first great one I've read in a while..... I'd recommend this to anyone wanting to learn how to trade.

Honestly, it was the most useful book for someone hoping to make a living in this game that I've ever seen - in many ways it's almost complete! Someone probably could read a little on the basics, pick up your book and make a FULL trading plan, and then implement what's in there for a successful career.

Congratulations on a gem...

P. C.
 Date: 2/16/99

Dear Joe,

Just a little note to tell you I been thinking of our class almost constantly............ I am so thankful for what you have given me. I looked over and rewrote my notes on the flight home. You opened some windows in my trading education that would not be opened without you. Some things I could have done for myself--like drawing the diagrams, etc.... by hand--but I wouldn't have thought to do it. I will now! Other things, I just simply don't have the background or expertise to give to them to myself.

Your talent and ability is something I highly respect and value (I think you know that)--and, your twinkling eyes, ready laughter, and thoughtful consideration to each of us made the time just fly by for me. I'm sure you were tired--but I didn't want either day to have to end at all. I just loved getting to come to this. It was worth having waited a year for.

Thank you very, very much for this opportunity.


L. & N. H.
 Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999




R. Q.
 Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999
Subject: Seminar

Hi Joe,

I'm really looking forward to our class this weekend. There are so many things I want to learn from you! Would you mind to bring your clipboard so I can see how you note things on it, your files with lineage markings--labeled like you do for the next day's trades?

I need lots of practice on the Directional Indicators and Fib Tactics Chapters 14 and 15 are the hardest for me so I hope you will go over them a little bit. I also need help with the continuous charts--(I don't have any yet)--and, if I need the Oscillator Predictor study to use with them, will you bring one with you for me to purchase when I see you. Thanks!

Your book is not only beautifully written, but the pages with charts and drawings are so artistically arranged--not all crowded or cluttered. I have enjoyed just looking at the pages. I'm so glad you included the Epilogue--I would be wondering about our friends, H. Hank, C. Carl, and D. Dan. Since I don't want to be a broker or raise petunias to show at the county fair , I
need to learn as much as I can from you. I can hardly wait for Sat. to come!


Linda, D. H.
 Date: Mon, 08 Feb 1999

To: [email protected]


I am G. H., Jr.

At the Futures south seminar in 1996, I purchased the home study course from Joe at his booth. ...........I have been trading for four years and think that Joe has some very good ideas but I just couldn't hang with the presentation from 1996.

I would like to know more. So I would like to have a password for 30 days. I think I qualify since I purchased the home course ,as per your requirements..... If you extend a password, I promise to check out the information, and if it looks like the presentation and information has improved then I'll purchase the book.

G. H.
 Date: Fri, 05 Feb 1999
Subject: Hello Joe!

Dear Joe,

I am only in Chapter 5 and the book is GREAT so far.

Thanks for your help.

George P.
 Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999

Subject: Re: DiNapoli Trade Alert!

I had a two hour work session with Joe at the last TAG seminar in Nov. Made a lot of sense to me. I have incorporated a portion of his concept in my trading. Results are mediocre because my mindset is not in gear with the market. I liked what I heard from Mr. D, however.

Al T.
 Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999

To: [email protected]


Tell Joe I'm still digesting his book. It's g r e a t !!


Rodney R.

 Date: January 28, 1999
Pat :

Have recieved my book. Please send my password at your convenience.

PS, for what it is worth--the book is one of the best, down to earth trading books I have ever read. I read it from start to finish upon arrival. You could have charged much more than $162.00 (I have paid much more and recieved much less). It will take some time to grasp the material in the book. When I am somewhat up to speed, I will order the home study course.

Thank you,

Mark N.
 Date: Tue, 12 Jan 1999


I am very happy with the content of the book, and I am already
using some of the strategies mentioned. Good Job!


Mike M

 Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999

Hello Joe!

I have now devoured the D-Levels book, and it finally dawned on me why you charge $162 for it. The short time I have been in the Forum has been, and continues to be, a great learning experience. Now, I want to know what I can do next (what makes sense?) to further my D-education.

I'm probably too green for a private tutorial, though I would like to be notified of the next one. I thought the trading course might be
redundant, but is it? And I know you have the mini-trading course. Knowing what I've done thus far, what do you recommend? This approach fully fits my personality and I can instinctively see the merit in it, so I want to be as well-educated about it as I can be.

Real trading is essential, and I am now doing that. But what's the next best step?

Raleigh L

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