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Thank you for your e-mail of introduction.
Just briefly I have very little to offer as I am a new trader, but very keen to learn, so I hope that one day I may also become of use to new members in your site.
The following user says Thank You to Atlasal for this post:
Been lurking here for a few days and just noticed the intro thread. I have been swing trading stocks and ETF's for 8 years or so. I day trade futures and ETF's when I have free time. I mostly trade my retirement accounts and a small taxable account.
I don't use any indicators, mostly S/R and some patterns that I have been successful with. I use the exact same methods for swings and day trading just on different time frames.
I have a goal to be trading full time by the end of this year, not sure if it will be day trading, swinging or a combination of the 2.
I hope to start a journal in the next couple weeks and I will go into more detail on my setups and plans (including reasons why)!
The following 2 users say Thank You to wirechild for this post:
I am a 60yr old professional construction consultant. Owning my own company and based in Florida. We got caught up in the Fla Const Boom and when the economy went south so did I and my company. A few of my past associates have been trading (Day Traders)and are doing quite well....soooo I have been studying hard and getting good advice and lessons in the Day Trader atmosphere. Your site was recommended to me for some positive and lucrative direction as well as advice. I look forward to the future.
I'm French and user ninja last few months and I must say that your site helps me
quickly familiarize with the platform
I experience only recently but I want change and I'm very motivated.
Thank you for your work
It has been an ambition of mine to trade for a living for approx, five years now. I've purchased several thousand dollars worth of courses and assorted trading 'stuff'. Unfortunately I haven't as yet worked out how to trade part time and earn enough to make the transition.
Frustation is the word that comes to mind.....trying to work, engage socially, be a good Husband and Dad and learn to trade successfully....hmmmm....as an Australian Prime Minister (Malcolm Fraser) once said, "Life was'nt meant to be easy".
So I look for encouragement on this site, and to encourage.
Hello all, I've been reading some threads here for a while and thought I would join and say what's up. I have been wanting to trade for a living for about 10 years now. I have been learning and paper trading the whole time on the futures and swing trading pretty succesfully with stocks and etfs. I think I am at the crossroads now in my mid to late 20s where I might pull the trigger. I am a broker now and not very happy with it.
Hi, I'm a Portfolio manager by profession and lost my job a little over a year ago. With the job market so dull, I decided to spend that time focussing on what was always my passion. I started out 9yrs ago with trading Stochastics (lol) and blew my first account, later blew my second account trading another fad (MACDs). Then I decided to study more (I hate being defeated!) and decided that only when I produced a reasonable result in SIM would I open a new account.
So over the years I came up with many strategies techiniques and refined them as I went along (scratched plenty of them due to inconsistent results over the long haul). But just as I was beginning to have confidence and ready to open a new account, I realized that I could not trade intraday being in banking/financial services. It was a choice for me to make on whether to quit and trade, or still make the money and reserve trading for "another time". Well, the choice was simplified and over my unemployment period I've to say I've grown twice-fold in trading. I was emotinally humbled after my lay-off and have decided to stay humble learning the difficult feat of successful trading.
That is why I'm here, to share my experience and to gain from others'