I've been self-employed for about 3 years, now, and have learned that nothing is very secure. In order to try and avoid having all of my eggs in one basket, I've begun studying trading. I've watched lots of youtube videos, and was ready to pay for one of the training programs when somebody directed me to this forum. There are enough posts on here about how training programs and pricey proprietary indicators are not cost-effective that I've kept myself from spending money to get a "head start". It seems like I may just have to dig in and read and listen and learn and sim trade until I can wrap my brain around things like price action and volume. I am interested in some of the predictive stuff out there (though the forum debates whether it's really predictive) - things that look at past time and price movements and use them to forecast time windows and S/R lines that can be used to guide trades.
I would love to add to the dialogue here someday, but at the moment all I have to contribute are questions. Hopefully at some point in the future I'll be able to answer some other people's questions as well
I started on the floor of the CME in 1992, started trading in 1996, and lost my feel for the markets a few years ago when the algos took over so I quit. "If you can't beat em, join em" so I learned how to program algos through visual programming and do that for a living now.
I followed a link to this forum about an online class I was/am teaching, wanted to post a thank you to the commenters, and so here I am.
I wanted to join because of the absolute straight-talk I saw by the forum members, whose assessments of the class were not just pertinent and accurate, but entirely no-nonsense and fair. I love when there's no hidden agenda or angle. I get great advice on forums about my car, so why not my career?
Apparently I can't reply to that thread because I've never posted before, so here ends my 1st...
Trading, speculation, and investing has been a hobby of mine for a long time, became hooked with books by Larry Williams, and Market Wizards.
I am always looking to learn more and become more proficient at Trading with learning more knowledge and more importantly, harmonizing and implementing my own inner "way" so to speak.
Glad to be here, I trade part time, hold down a full time job in the Medical Field.