Laurens Bensdorp | Expert Systematic Trader

In continuation of our series to highlight expert systematic traders that are icons for the next generation of traders, we have the spotlight this week on Laurens Bensdorp.


Laurens Bensdorp is the founder and CEO of Trading Mastery School. He has been making a risk-adjusted return of more than five times the S&P 500 since 2007.

After traveling the world coaching white-water rafting guides and starting and selling his own adventure tourism company, Laurens was hired to manage a small boutique venture capital company in the Netherlands. There he found his passion: trading and beating the markets.

Over years of analysis, Laurens developed automated, algorithm-driven trading platforms that combine psychology, technical analysis, statistics, and position-sizing principles to maximize profit and keep management time to virtually zero. After devoting thousands of hours to studying the trading methods of the world’s most successful investors and mastering the art and science of risk management, Laurens created a trading methodology that suited his personality, lifestyle, and beliefs. He has developed a systematized and automated trading system that delivers consistently high double-digit returns with very low drawdowns, regardless of market behavior.

Laurens Bensdorp is also an internationally recognized trader and author. His work has been featured in Van Tharp’s book, “Trading Beyond the Matrix”, where Laurens explains how he transformed himself from a losing trader into a world-class investor. In 2017, Laurens Bensdorp authored the bestseller, “The 30 Minute Stocktrader,” in which he detailed precisely how you can create systems and trade in less than 30 minutes a day. Through his books and live workshops, Laurens teaches people around the world how to achieve their financial goals through trading stocks. He is passionate about helping others reach their potential and achieve success. In his second book and another bestseller, Automated Stock Trading Systems, Bensdorp details a non-correlated, multi-system approach you can understand and build to suit yourself. Using historical price action to develop statistical edges, his combined, automated systems have been shown to deliver simulated consistent results for the last 24 years.

Laurens Bensdorp is the only author who teaches trading with combined, systematized, automated systems. He himself trades a combination of more than fifty systems.

Laurens co-hosts seminars with his friend and ‘market wizard’ Tom Basso, in addition to mentoring a select group of high net-worth individuals, financial advisors, and family offices. Through his personal foundation, “Fundación Albenco,” Laurens Bensdorp helps disadvantaged children in Colombia gain an empowering education.

Laurens believes that by automating your investment strategy, you can work less and live more. You simply need to follow your computer’s instructions, and you’ll never need to listen to the financial media again. He now lives with his dear wife and children by the Mediterranean Sea in Spain and travels as he pleases.


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