who´s the guy behind the sunglasses ?
Hi. Thanks for taking the time to look around my site. Credibility is a big issue when choosing a tutor in this business so here´s a quick bio to help you decide.
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. The rest, as they say, is history.
I guess my story is pretty similar to that of many traders first starting out, one of getting to know the ropes and searching for that elusive strategy before arriving at the the stage where I could call myself a trader and make a living from it.
I won´t insult your intelligence by saying it was a walk in the park - it wasn´t - it was hard journey. But trading can be learned and the insight and self knowledge you need to acquire and the inspiring feeling of mastering a skill that the majority fail to grasp is incredibly fulfilling.
So how did I get to the point of making a living from trading? Well there´s no particular eureka moment and there is no way around putting in the hard yards at the screen watching how price moves. It takes hard work, time and effort. Trading is a serious business not a part time hobby.
I did, however, spend a lot of time learning from other traders who knew the score. Chris Lori was a big influence as was everything I have read by Linda Raschke. As with all things in life its best to understand the ground rules from those that have been there before.
If I could have found someone to teach me one on one without there being an air of suspicion about the few I did come across offering such services (and the extortionate pricing), I would have jumped at the chance. That´s why I make the offer to anyone now wanting to learn.
Of course you have to make a value judgement about me. All I can say is that I am not here to make my income from teaching and why I only teach one person at a time and only a very few per year. But I do like the interaction and whatever the cynics might say - its a real thrill to see people reaching the light bulb moment.
Anyway - your call.
If there is one final thing that I would say to anyone starting out it is that you have to develop an independently minded approach to what you do. Blindly trying to follow someone else´s approach / strategy without internalizing that approach yourself and adapting it to what suits you best will only lead to failure. You have to ´own´ it and make it your approach. Only then will you actually start to understand it, believe it, trade it and make money from it. Add this to preparation, discipline and patience and you´re on the right track.
So if you are interested in acquiring that skill and making trading your career or at least a dedicated second income, let me know.