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  • About KBal
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    Just a regular guy that loves to trade.

    Started working in Fast Food right out of high school. Mowed yards for extra money until I joined the Navy. Made 2 deployments and visited Italy, Turkey, France, and the middle East, while serving proudly as an analyst on board a Guided Missile Cruiser and Nuclear Submarine.

    After getting out, I landed a job as an Estimator for a Construction Co. and in my spare time started studying the market and individual stocks via Yahoo Finance.

    I piled what money I had saved together and cashed in a Roth IRA to begin my first trading experience. It was terrible. I was fully invested during the flash crash, trading on a Lightspeed Station. I did not sell at the bottom, and managed to buy enough that in a day or so I was back to even but with access like Lightspeed it was right there, I could have sold in one emotional instant. That experience was devastating and left me rattled. I decided to quit my job as an estimator (because if I wasn't there, things would be different) and switch brokers. I switched to ThinkOrSwim before TDA bought it. I took half of the account I was trading at lightspeed 25K and put half of it into the new trading account and said I would live off the other half until I could start making an income from the trading....shouldn't be long I said. Maybe a few weeks. Man was I wrong.

    Well with TOS I decided to start trading options, since they were much cheaper I could buy alot more. Needless to say I followed all the wrong advice for trading options, and personally had all the wrong views, and didn't know anything about trading options. I lost my 12,500 in the matter of a few expiration's and then there I was, asking for my old job back, vowing never to be so stupid again.

    I tried to trade Forex next, and while being up on great positions, I mismanaged risk and ended up losing there as well, tho not as much money, I still found myself inflexible and un-able to accept the fact that
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October 15th, 2016
04:00 PM -  SoftSoap  quoted KBal in post Vision For Trading - Work In Progress
Does anyone have any good links to the psychology of tr...
03:23 PM - KBal quoted  SoftSoap  in post Thanks For the Insight
...hecking from time to time. Cheers. :boxing: SoftSoap, I appreciate you taking the time to review my jou...
October 14th, 2016
07:43 PM - KBal quoted Caesar100 in post Welcome and My Experience
I believe in trading for a living but you have to be built f...
September 27th, 2016
10:35 PM - KBal quoted psears in post Long Term Opinions on XME
Hello, I was wondering what everyone thinks about the lo...
10:20 PM - KBal quoted  Mesa  in post After Hours Spikes:
I'm new to trading, but the two very momentary and very...
08:22 PM -  SoftSoap  quoted KBal in post SoftSoap's NQ Journey - from SoftSoap to SoftGold
Well I'm keeping a written journal and journal-ed today...
September 26th, 2016
09:15 PM - KBal quoted  SoftSoap  in post NT Hangup and Journaling
Awesome to hear this, good luck in your trading and journal...
September 25th, 2016
09:03 PM -  SoftSoap  quoted KBal in post SoftSoap's NQ Journey - from SoftSoap to SoftGold
Thanks for sharing your experience. I can relate to th...
September 24th, 2016
05:58 PM - KBal quoted  SoftSoap  in post I can relate:
I wish I did NOT have to share this on my first week of thi...

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