Some of us realize this sooner some of us later, it is not about the indicators or other fancy stuff.
But getting to this point and realizing this like it or not is part of the journey and should not see it as time wasted. 3-5-10 years...all varies. Time is wasted only if we give up as Big Mike says many times.
If you have now learned that it is better to watch charts or patterns and analyze your losing trades to death and understand why they fail you are one step close to your goal.
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The following user says Thank You to Big Mike for this post:
Hello folks. I have a friend that is a long time trader and is quite successful at it. We recently had a conversation about trading, its ins and outs, risks and rewards. It rekindled a long term interest I have had to look in to this world. And so, with his assistance I have stuck my toe in the water and am getting the idea of the amount of effort and work that will be required to have a hope of success in this endeavor. I realize that there is about a 95% or better chance that I won't be around in a year. I hope, and am willing to work to become a 1 percenter. So for now, and the foreseeable future, I am here to ask questions, pose considerations and concerns and gradually learn enough until I feel I am ready to jump in and swim. I realize that in order to swim, you actually have to be in the water and I'll get there, but for now, I am playing in the shallow end and watching the swimmers at the deep end with great curiosity and interest. Hope to get to know many of you as time move forward.
The following user says Thank You to capstone51 for this post:
Glad I have found this excellent site , I am from as you yanks would say Scatland and after the 3rd reminder to introduce myself from the big man ( you get the image into you head when someone says big ( is it round the waist or is he very tall and musclar ----- only kidding boss) I thought I better say hello
From what I have discovered so far this must be one of the best( if not the best trading site) on the planet , so a big thankyou to all that post their Ideas, I listened in to last nights Kinetick webinar and wow that guy can talk left me wondering how he had time to take a breath -- again just my sence of humour and hope the speaker has a if he reads this . Looking forward to being a member here .
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The following user says Thank You to bsure for this post:
I would like to introduce myself. I've been trading since 1997 using 20 min. delayed quotes on Yahoo back then. Can you imagine that? First month I made $25k to never come anywhere near that number again in all these years. I thought I was a genius. I think I've tried about every indicator on earth but continue looking and testing new stuff for that edge. The fascinating thing about trading is everyday I am humbled and there is always something I didn't know that now I need to know.
Thank you so much for being here. I appreciate knowing others have been down a similar road and perhaps I can contribute something worthwhile being here.
The following 2 users say Thank You to kmoody732 for this post:
Hi Guys. I'm a futures trader (90% ES). I scalp price action. I have been doing it since 2007. I would like to get in touch with traders that are very active and trade a lot of volume so we can exchange ideas and get the ball rolling.