The future´s so bright I gotta wear shades
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to look around my site.
I have a BA (Hons) in Economics and started my trading career in 2000 after selling my data and market analysis business. I started off by managing my own investment portfolio and a few years later I opened my first trading account and have been trading ever since.
I don´t have a ´classical´ trading background (if there is such a thing) i.e. not having worked in the banking / finance sector before. But being from a data and analysis background helped in spending the 000´s of hours in front of my screens watching how price moves.
Whichever way you learn this business and whatever you´ve done before there´s no getting away from the fact that you have to put the time in. You can get a leg up by by being taught by someone who knows their way around but at the end of the day the more time you spend at the charts, the better you´ll be.
On top of the hours at the screen I also spent a lot of time learning from other traders who knew the score and I read everything I could lay my hands on. Some of it was highly informative and useful some not so much but worth the read anyway. In the end I narrowed everything down to what made intuitive sense to me and went with my instincts.
Best move I ever made!
I trade full time and only teach a few people a year. But I do like the personal interaction of showing someone the ropes and no one is just one thing in life. I enjoy writing and teaching, both give me a buzz and with regards to teaching, its a real thrill to see people reaching the light bulb moment.