Hi ! My name is Ryan, RHadley is my user name, I believe.
Father of 3, VERY YOUNG Grandfather of 2...clocking in at 43 yrs old, I think ? ...and we are in the northwest burbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
My background... I am a Journeyman Electrician of 20+ years. Most of that time spent working in Minnesota & the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. 2 years ago I was hired as a data center Operating Engineer for Optum Services, Inc....the technology division of United Health Group.
When not working...I am camping, backpacking, kayaking, listening to music or road tripping to go do any or all of those things...either that or at my son’s hockey practice/game/tournament, which is ALMOST a second job.
Very much a newbie at day trading !
My only brush/experience remotely related would be activly managing/trading my retirement accounts & a small “fun” account at Robinhood. All of which I’ve been doing almost blind, very little education, research or method behind my moves. A wee bit of news, gut instinct and advice from my dad is all. I’m not currently down or out money...but not very up either... Strange right !?!
I can’t claim I’ve always wanted to be a day trader or been in to finances for that matter BUT !! I’m 43....having just barely made it through the 2nd Great Depression around 10 years ago, especially in the construction trades...I am highly motivated to learn a new trade and in a very serious, very calculated risk/reward way, make up for lost time.
My current job is a good one and I plan to keep it through retirement. I’m more behind a desk these days than working with tools, it’s a good balance....and also gives me the unique opportunity to focus on other things, such as day trading. I pack 40 hours in Friday night through Monday morning and I am off work M-F.
I am very optimistic about having joined this group and look forward to picking your brains for all the advice/education I can get...or you can stand.
If you see me out there...be nice ! I’m kinda socially introverted, even via text/online.
Take Care ! Thanks for your time !