My Story

About Stock Sensei

Most know me as the Stock Sensei, the day trading legend in the making. My name is Ben Fraczkowski and I wanted to share a little more about myself and why I do what I do. I have a genuine passion to help others and provide an excellent experience and service for my members. Before stock trading, I worked many different jobs ranging from a snowboard instructor, white water raft guide, soccer trainer/coach, hotel manager, and country club manager. I love teaching skills to people and providing top-notch service that people will remember.

I got to a point in my life where I was really trying to figure out “what I wanted to do with my life”… and at the time I thought it was working my way up in the hotel industry. I loved it, but it wasn’t something I could see doing the rest of my life. This often led to a lot of mental battles. I was a valet captain at a Marriott and some of my valets were trading stocks and talking about making some extra money. I was almost instantly intrigued by it and wanted to learn more. When I first started trading, like everyone, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing, but there was still something about it that had me hooked. Every single day I woke up early for pre-market and studied before I had to go and work my real job. I had some great wins and some huge losses, trading real money while trying to learn a completely new skill. There were countless times I could have easily given up being down with massive losses, but I woke up every single day and told myself I can do this, and this is what I want to do with my life. I knew there were ways to make money just as easily as it is to lose it. I focused on learning a strategy that works for me and helps me maintain a win record of over 80%. My first goal was to become a successful day trader, then my next goal was to gain enough confidence to be comfortable giving advice to others. Then Sensei Trend Traders was born. I not only give alert signals, but explain and teach everyone reasons behind the decision. My goal is for everyone to learn how to interpret charts like the Stock Sensei, and help my members increase profit potential.

My genuine passion to help others comes from everything my parents instilled in me growing up. Both of my parents (my role models) went from trying to make ends meet to both owning their own successful business. I saw day in and day out what it takes to be successful and how to maintain a never give up attitude. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for them. My success as a day trader is honestly bittersweet. Celebrating success is very difficult without my number one coach, my father, but I know I’m still making him proud. He unfortunately passed from pancreatic cancer in 2020. His diagnosis at stage 4 came at a complete shock, he was the most fit and healthy 59-year-old I knew. Given a stage 4 diagnosis and months to live, you would think most would probably give up, but not my father. We went to the gym multiple times and continued to lift weights and work out while he was fighting. He led with faith and positivity and still did whatever he could to fight. I will continue to lead with powerful attributes my father left with me in everything I do. Losing a loved one is extremely difficult, especially having to see them battle such a nasty disease.