I am a financial analyst and consultant by profession, but being a trader is so much different: I have been trying to become one on and off since 2007, but only in 2010 I started putting in the unfaltering commitment that is necessary.
I think trading profession can only be learnt in one of two ways: either squandering vast fortunes, or finding a good mentor. I opted for the latter and started to look for someone. I found at first Saverio Berlinzani: a former Forex trader for some major European banks, but his teaching didn't fit my personality.
In the summer of 2011 I finally settled with Jeff Quinto after watching his Cme videos. I must say that his mentoring turned my trading (and also some bit of my life) to the better.
I have started to trade live just recently. My journey in Wonderland has begun!
I have been looking for a troll-free TA environment to share ideas. Some may recognize my handle as I have been on Yahoo Answer/Business and Finance/investing since 2008. Yahoo ranks "best answers" by country and I am #1 for answers in that forum in Canada and at 2043 best answers if you look at the American version of that site I am ranked about 9th .... Both forums answer the same questions, actually they are viewed world wide.
I am not saying that I am the best...not at all but I have participated there for two reasons...I like helping newbies and I like sharing my approach to TA which is quite simple in look but powerful in result. While I am primarily a chartist I do pay attention to Fundamental analysis...for long term trading this is essential but not so much in daytrading.
I realize that this is a basically day trading site. I was referred here by a poster at another site that was plagued with trolls. I can help with TA for daytrading....I have some ideas there that may or may not be new. I will also learn some things as well and that is good as daytrading requires a different skill set than long term or swing trading.
My trading approach is basically long term swing trading or long term trading....something like 1 month to 3 years. I don't set out to go for 3 years but if I have chosen a stock well and TA says hold ... I will keep the stock.
I am a complete newbie here. Seven years into trading mostly day trading. Never blew up my account. Because I never put on each and every trade. And I have a wonderful trading system that has evolved into something better in these 7 years.
Hope to learn a lot of useful things here.
Nice to be here, I was in Singapore, from Hubei province ,China,. working in Singapore now as a commodity trader. i found lots of experienced traders out there ,hopefully u guys could help me a lot and solving methods of problems !