I've resisted the trading bug for many years however I've started to hear the call of the markets getting louder.
When I first started trading it was in the .com bubble, I started with with stocks and mostly picked on recommendations,
It was a great time to ride the bull and I can recall taking a position on Qualcomm in 1999 sadly not for the full 2600% rise however a good inning non the less. As a young man/boy my starting capital was rather low however it was enough to hook me in.
Life of course tends to take you in another direction and so I went to University to become a Games Developer, during this period the TA aspect fascinated me and I read as many books as I could. A few good TA based day trade trades (most likely lucky) spurred me on. However the realisation of the $$$ potential was mind changing for me.
I saw it all as a game and become more interested the volatile zero sum game of futures.
E-mini futures seemed like the ideal arena to build an automated trading bot, I built my own platform however the trading dream was not so easy, an education of highs and lows.
The devil makes work for idle hands is very true of day trading....
After that I stopped trading and "got a real job" however I spent a lot of time on studying the psychological aspects of trading and feel that maturity/self discipline in general has been a good thing.
I feel the time is right to return, I do not know which way it will go however hopefully this is a forum I can share the journey.
I call myself a beginner as there is always more to learn..
Last edited by Bonacci; June 6th, 2015 at 02:40 PM.
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