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How did you become a Trader?

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How did you become a Trader?

Hey futures.io (formerly BMT) Community!

I'd like to get to know everyone a little better beyond a general introduction. So, I wanted to ask the fellow trading community to give me a brief synopsis on how you got started trading and what events lead up to where you are today. I found Big Mike's story especially interesting, and I'm excited to hear what other traders have to say about their own story as well! Everyone feel free share your trading origin!


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Well it's been over a year and I guess I have no takers on this thread. :cricket chirp cricket chirp: rofl

I guess people are shy to cast the first stone but some great threads start out with the OP casting the first stone like https://futures.io/elite-circle/28907-good-places-live-europe-trader.html

Anyways, This is kind of embarrassing but strangely enough I started trading in 2007 after I saw the movie Paranormal Activity. I thought the main character, perhaps secondary character, Micah was a complete asshole yet he was rich as a day trader. Some thoughts ran through my head initially like how can this ignorant hot headed guy make so much money at such a young age? I didn't really like the movie all that much even though I thought it was decently scary, but It sparked a curiosity in my head that lead me to thinking. I was always under the impression that large money only ever came to those who inherited it or came upon a miracle yet trading offered a different approach. I was hooked probably for the wrong reasons but eventually began to enjoy the more zen/philosophical side of trading. This side of trading has kept me interested since. I started out with Currencies, and although I still trade them, I ventured into scalping oil, gold, and tf all for the wrong reasons. Eventually I came to my senses and started trading more rationally. There you have it I googled day trading after watching Paranormal Activity. Yes unfortunately it's true.

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