Hi everyone! I've been a member here now for a whole month. I've bought the books and I attend the chat religiously every day. Haven't bought any courses yet and I'm on the fence about lifetime membership. Not that I have anything against it, just that a lifetime is a big commitment. Seriously, I'm a very old man so it may be cheaper for me to stay in the month to month plan since I don't know how much of a "lifetime" I have left anyway. The short elevator "about me" speech: I'm the Patriarch of my extended family, husband, father of 3 sons, and grandfather of one gorgeous redheaded little girl. I'm an old former combat Marine, retired LEO, retired insurance salesman educated at UT and I call East Texas home. Hobbies include woodworking, Amateur Radio, hunting on my ranch, and flirting with my bride of 30 years. I should mention that I'm also handicapped. I lost the full use of my legs about 3 years ago but all that did was slow me down and make a little meaner.
I've been investing for almost forty years and trading for two years. Most of my trading experience has been with swing trading, but these past 6 months I've focused more on day trading. I'm exploring the many different strategies right now trying to find that sweet spot for me. So far, I've been successful in identifying several that I want nothing to do with. Yes, that means I lost money! What I like most about Andrew's strategy and the chatroom here is I don't feel pressured or stressed to make a trade. I have learned more from listening to Carlos in the mornings as he develops the watchlist than I've learned from several "gurus" that I spent thousands on to teach me how to day trade. For that, I'm very thankful. Andrew & Brian come across as very real, down to earth people that are accessible and that speaks volumes to me. So many of the other chatrooms aren't that way. Oh, before I forget, Norm and Peter are also wonderful at sharing their reasoning why a particular trade is good or bad too. Perspectives are how I learn best and I appreciate theirs.
That's pretty much that! I'm almost always in front of this computer during the weekdays so if you have questions, don't be shy. Ask away. I'll most likely respond quick. Thank you to everyone in the chatroom for such a warm welcome too!