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David from CT

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  1. From the perspective of being one’s own trading coach, assuming a trader does not have to work through any major issues, which would be your top 5 lessons to use in a continuous improvement loop for improved performance?
  2. Finding a chatroom/community fit is a very personal decision. Does a room match your objectives and trading style enough to spend the time there on a daily basis. For me, I was looking for and found the following in BBT: Camaraderie - Like minded, but diverse group of traders that never fails to put a smile on my face. Insight - Live trade reviews, pattern recognition, market movements, ticker/trade callouts Support - Access to educational resources and real-time question answering I found all of these elements in the BBT community and that is why I am a lifetime member, thanks to everyone for making it so.
  3. Joined BBT community in September 2017 after day trading 9 months on my own. Wish I had found Andrew’s book and the community earlier, but since then the knowledge gained and support of BBT has been amazing!
  4. I am attending the Summit, so will be in town on Friday evening. Looking forward to meeting you all. Will probably have my wife in tow because she is coming up to Montreal with me. Thanks for arranging a meetup.
  5. Hey Carlos, my accountants have been really good about getting me converted to a full-time trading business. Feel free to give me a call or txt msg at 203-770-3995 to discuss further.
  6. Welcome Dirk! I am still mulling over how I want to best use some type of buddy system for my own trading. We can all of course reach out to any BBT member and share/discuss trades. What I was thinking here was a way to garner the full potential of the benefits of accountability. From the trading psychology books I have been reading, being accountable to someone else can limit the typical mistakes made while trading and help build better long term habits. Would love to hear how Carlos thinks his morning show has affected his trading, my bet is that while its challenging, he is performing better because he has the whole BBT family watching him. For my part I want to team up with others trading the open with the ticker profiles I like, namely $40-$200 prices and floats above 50M. At the moment, I am still working on my own consistency.
  7. Yes, definitely time to get together again. I am out of the country until March 8th, a Friday so probably wouldn't be available Saturday the 9th, but anytime after that I am good.
  8. Would love to know your thoughts about trying to coordinate trading buddies for anyone who needs a second set of eyes when reviewing trading plans, strategies or performance in general. Do we, as a club, want to get an active mentor-ship community going locally, or since we are not really limited by location using email, phone or messaging, leave it to the overall BBT community. Your thoughts?
  9. I am sure we will still post in the main forum for future meetups but we can use this topic as a place to post smaller interim gatherings as well when any of us feel like getting together.
  10. A great book I have read that also covers this topic is "Trade Mindfully" by Gary Dayton, Psy.D. Thanks Abiel, I will have a look at the article.
  11. Hi folks, this is what I use on a daily basis as you see it. I open the chatroom on the right monitor and toggle back and forth in the pre-market. Once the market opens, I usually just listen to Andrew and stay focused on my two tickers I have set up on that right monitor. I have tried many configurations, but after several months have settled on this configuration and it has worked well for me. Left side monitor is for morning research and scanning. Watch list is there on the lower right of the left monitor. Center and right monitors each have 2 tickers for a total of 4 stocks on watch. For each ticker I have level II, time and sales, 5-min chart, 1-min chart and a daily chart. Below are the specifics of my equipment for anyone interested. Cheers and happy trading. HP Spectre x360 Convertible laptop Intel Core i7-6500 CPU @ 2.50GHz 16GB RAM 256GB SSD Windows 10 Home 3 HP Pavilion 32inch ultrawide LED QHD Monitors, resolution is 2560x1440 Connections are 2 DisplayPort (docking station) and 1 HDMI (via laptop port) Targus Docking Station for ethernet and the additional video connections Logitech wireless mouse and keyboard (I know how Andrew feels about these, but I have been using a wireless keyboard and mouse as long as they have existed. Never had a problem. I change the batteries religiously every quarter and get new equipment every few years.) Trust me when I say that any hotkey trading errors I have experienced were not the result of my equipment. Hardwired Ethernet connection to cable modem gets me 200+ Mbps download and 70+ Mbps upload speeds. Have cell phone app open when trading so can close trades in an emergency power or internet outage or a system crash…yes it’s happened! Hotkeys are setup via trading platform and accessed either with my external keyboard or Apple iPad mini. I use an app called “Custom Keypad”. It is $4.99 in the App Store. I connect the iPad mini to the laptop via a program called Tight VNC Server. Easy to set-up and use. The keypad app provides unlimited ability to create custom touch-screen buttons. I have used it since March 2018 and have never had an issue. That’s over 550 entries and exits for me. I’m satisfied it works.
  12. Same here, those September days are good.
  13. I am good all weekends in August, except 18th/19th, but may be back in town that one too, not sure at this point. Look forward to it!
  14. When we do try to set something up, lets make sure it is mentioned in the chat as I am sure we don't check here too often.
  15. Too funny, I have only been in the chat since October, but all of the above are regulars...lol! I think we need our good buddy xnet on front and piece of garbage on back or something like "it's a former runner..." on front and piece of garbage on back.
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