Hi Mike, thanks for setting this up. Looks like you guys have had some fun. I have done a little trading over the years, mainly busy running my own businesses. I am a serial entreprenuer and I work with others and help them through information and digital marketing.
I have had staff, offices, marketing costs and sales conversions - I am an expert at those and the main advantage of trading as I see it - is to have none of those - that and my family - is the big why.
I have made the big switch and liquidated my house and my business so everything is liquid. My plan is to become a full time trader and command the compound interest equation.
I have been running paper trades and small cash trades and winning and losing, and losing is one heck of a way to learn - no big deal - I want to lose, I want to feel the pain, I want to find new ways to lose, while not losing the way I was. I know I am talking about losing a lot, I just appreciate this is not going to be an overnight success - and the amount I am losing is inconsequential, we are talking a few hundred over a few months.
I have had some great wins too. I am basically looking at the Ninjatrading platform, although I really like tradestation too. One, other, or both? I am not sure I need to focus too much on the platform, when I really want to spend more time working the charts by actually trading.
I am looking for support from people who know what they are doing and who actually do it themselves, that way I will find my way.
My name is Hamish & I have been trading for around 2 years having gone through the newbie route of attending seminars,opening & blowing accounts & entrusting sign up fees to would be gurus all of which have stepped me forward 2 paces and back 4. I acknowledge that to a large degree,this is my own fault through my own form of discretionary trading & lack of discipline.However,I realise that the transparency behind charts & price action is masked to a degree by such gurus and their guidance is akin to giving a learner driver dark glasses and giving him the keys..Fortunately through my own determination to find real answers,I've arrived here. Now in looking back through various books,courses and advice I've taken on board,i'm binning those dark glasses and look forward to seeing a clearer picture by sharing & learning...Thanks Hamish.
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No NZ..However many Scots emigrated to the South Island looking for gold (aren't we all..:~ ) ) so the connection traces all the way back to near Aviemore..I feel right at home when I go up there though.
Right now I'm concentrating on getting to grips with Order Flow...tape reading,cumulative delta,summary & reconstructed tapes,depth & sales. It's a lot to take in but used in the right way,I'm sure it can only help..How about you Trambo ?
Ah ok cool, aviemore is beautiful I know it well. Strange you should ask - I'm also just looking to start implementing order flow, been watching a lot of Jigsaw videos and looking at going down that route, time in front of a screen is an issue for me at the moment so looking to find a good way to build experience shorter term in the times I have available. I've found the Ask me anything thread on Jigsaw very helpful.
I am a retired firefighter and former building contractor. I donate my time now to a nonprofit that builds houses for less fortunate. I just returned from guatemla doing mission work .Been going there 14 years. My trading career has been all over the map but i got in it for the long haul and the freedom to do my other work I am committed to the philosophy of improving everyday no matter the field of work . I look forward to learning and growing with you.PM
Does anyone know if Rena Trader aka Diamond setups (Renato Santos) is legitimate. It is interesting that there is little information on the internet - which I take as a good sign. If he was ripping people off, I would think we would have heard about it by now. But on the other hand, it is surprising that others are not singing his praises if he is as good as he says . . . unless they want to keep the secrete to themselves?!
Please reply if you have any personal experience with him.