I have just started trading stock options; TD Ameritrade for 2 months. Been testing and practicing on paper trade for 8-9 months. Pick up trading through free resources available around the net and reading books as I don't have the money to pay for expensive courses.
When i first started live trading, I manage to stick to my trading plan until i suffer a few consecutive losses and give in to fear and started to have confidence issues placing my trade orders. Recently, i start to study on trading psychology which I never thought it was such a difficult subject; for me, during my paper trade period. And while surfing around youtube i found some video on overcoming fear and lead me here to BigMikeTrading Community.
Hope to learn from all the experienced traders in this community and become a better trader.
Happy New Year and Happy Trading!
I am a new trader but not new to trading. Have read some awesome stuff already in this forum, I would like to thank those who take the time to share so much. My experience of traders (in a corporate environment) is that they are rather self-centred and anyone who shares stuff is either a bad trader or trying to fool you. I can see here already that perhaps my perceptions need to be altered. I look forward to sharing stuff in the future as my journey as a trader continues.
Thanks for taking the time to share knowledge about something that so seldom is revealed genuinely.
Succeeding in trading is a goal I wish to accomplish.
So far I got in with real money and got whipped by the market... now I'm looking to get back into paper trading and get to the point where I have the mind set and discipline to come out successful trader.
I only found this forum because I am caught up in the Mirus/Zenfire fun and games, like many others, and was looking for something or someone to give me some insight as to what was going on, and what to do about it! Well I am glad I found you! I will stay with this forum now with all the myriad of opinions, common sense, and the comradship that comes from like minded people.
I have been trading for about 3 years with varying degrees of success and some idiotic decisions which, when I look back, really make me cringe! Started with Emini S&P, now I prefer Russell 2000 and, rightly or wrongly, have just opted to leave Mirus/Zenfire and go with AMP/CQG, the Mirus change does not suit me. Doesn't mean I won't go back if they ever get Zenfire up and running again, I was very satisfied with them. Let's see how we get on at AMP.
Hello everyone , thanx a lot I wish I could have been awared of this forum before , there are lots of things to learn I am not new on the market but you are really hardworking guys .. thanks a lot again Big Mike .
New member and primarily trade equities and options. Took a long break due to a lack continued success. One of this years resolutions was to get over myself and learn the discipline of trading profitability.
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