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  1. Thanks for the pointers @peterB. I found the advanced course "Your First Three Months as a Trader" that I'm going through now, which is super helpful! I especially liked the recommendation to start with learning for at least the first month - I take it as a bit of a grace period to absorb information to serve as a baseline for what strategies to test. @Brendon - poor grammar on my part. Mean to say I lost nearly $500. Looking back at my paper trading account, I lost $271.25 to be exact...so not nearly as much as I thought. Thought I'd double down yesterday and take a position on CHWY...stupid! And THERE went another $304, so if you count that one, my total losses were $575.25. I've actually been really disciplined about following my stops so far--even if I see it coming, I'll let the trade stop out vs. adjusting my stop loss. I don't want to get into the habit of irrationally relaxing my stop, and I'd rather get stopped out right now and analyze what I did wrong than exit the trade early. It is sim after all. I'm now starting to develop supplemental spreadsheets to help me more easily identify my entry, R1/R2 positions, and my stop loss, and so far that's been really helpful.
  2. Hey everyone! I know I'm just getting started, but I thought this was a good time to check in with the community for any guidance on next steps. I finished reading Andrew's book How to Day Trade for a Living, started trading on a paper trading account, and nailed $9.99 in profit my fist week (lost almost $500 though)! So I'm looking around for those of you who are a bit further along than me, which should be just about anyone, who have started down the path and have felt they've been making progress. Any suggestions on where to go from here? I figure I'll go through all of the Stock Trading courses offered in the Education Center. I signed up for a full year membership, so I want to get as much out of my membership to start. But I want to be careful about going too far down the rabbit hole of watching videos and reading books and falling into the thought trap of needing more knowledge or "maybe in the next book." How long did folks stay with Andrew's book before branching out? I'm using his Advanced Techniques more as a reference right now and am SUPER interested in Thor's book. For now I'm listening to Trading in the Zone because figure a book on trading psychology would be pretty safe. As for community resources, I've been listening in to the pre-market BBT sessions, which has been great, but I feel I'm SO new to this at I don't really know what to ask or don't want to bog down the chat with newbie questions. I also really liked my first week of trying to trade the open and experimenting with ORB strategies, but I know that once I'm back to work (been on vacation this past week) that late-morning is probably the better session for me to trade, and I'm nervous that most of the trading focus is at the open and there aren't as many good opportunities to trade late morning or over lunch. If anyone knows of some good material (videos / resources) to take advantage of post-open trading, that'd be really helpful. Thanks!
  3. Hi! ¬†Welcome to BBT! ūüėÉ

    I'm new here myself...joined Friday.  Super excited to get started and thought I'd say hello.  Hope to see you in the onboarding session Monday evening.

  4. Hey everyone! Excited to have found the BBT community. I'm 44 and recently moved to the Cincinnati area. I have driven past a billboard about learning day trading for over a year now, and for some reason it resonated with me this week. Mainly I think what prompted this was listing to Tom Bilyeu taking about breaking the time for money equation. I've had in interest in stocks and stock investing for a long time now, but I've always hesitated about day trading for all of the negative stigma around it. But as I started to look into this one company's training program, I started looking around the marketplace and Reddit and have come to believe the overwhelming feedback out there that you don't necessarily need to pay for expensive trainings and individualized coaching, but you DO need an appetite and willingness to learn and the support of a strong community. Enter BBT. I found Andrew's book and the BBT podcast and am grateful for both! I'm not all the way through the book yet, but I'm excited to crush it pretty quickly, join the next onboarding training, then getting after it! I'm really looking forward to getting to meet everyone, learning the trade smartly, then graduating to real investments in the near future. Cheers!
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