My name is Rafael from Israel.
I really appreciate the learning experience here in futures.io (formerly BMT) forums and the honest wish of it's members to help one another.
It has been years that I am having this dream of being able to trade for a living and in so doing to be free of day job I must admit that wishing to be free is one of my most dominant personality traits in almost any life aspect ( I know this can be an advantage and a disadvantage)
In all these years I have never made a single trade with live money only reading books and using paid and un paid services of all kinds .
Well except this one trade :
I expressed my interest in the stock market to my astrologer (I have a strong spiritual inclination but more on this later..)
He said that I have a strong intellectual left brain aspect and that I should develop my intuition more.
My interpretation of this was to make a lot of cards with stock names on them, concentrated deeply and chose one, it was GRMN opened a small long position and went away, no stop.
After a few days I was down 60$
My conclusion was that this isn't the way to go ..
Although my losses in trading so far is only 60$ my money spent on trading education (books, Services, Courses) could reach maybe 7K$ but I see this as part of the way..
Also at one time I decided that trading is totally not for me because I felt a psychological contradiction between my material aspect and my spiritual/artistic aspect (had an aspiration to be an opera singer for a time but this is different story…)
But after 1-2 years a strong unexplainable irresistible urge forced me into the trading world again (as a spectator only)
I felt there must be a way to compromise between the spiritual and material aspects in me and that I must with the will of god make it work (if he so pleases).
I really hope that with the help of god and the help of the kind members of the forum I can make it happen and who knows maybe be of some help to others in the future.