Jeff, welcome to BBT and the world of trading. It is exciting and frustrating at the same time.
One word of advice for you, the most important element of being a good trader, is understanding the physiology of trading.
BBT talk about it a lot, however, there is a great 4 part YouTube video by Mark Douglas that I recommend you watch. I wish I had watched this when I first started.
Hi everyone! I'm Jeff, and I live in DeWitt, Michigan. Long story short, I'm going through some significant changes in my life. I'm turning 40 next month and I got married for the 1st time last year, our 1st child was born this past June, and I am in the middle of a career change. I've been playing around with Stocks via Robinhood since last Fall, so I don't have much experience. The first time I heard of Day Trading was from a book I read this past Spring. I then read Andrew's book and found it very inspiring. I found the discussions on lifestyle inspiring, and I appreciated the seriousness of his approach to Day Trading. I'm not looking for a get rich quick scheme. I am looking to build a new set of skills and to begin a new career. After reading Andrew's 2nd book and exploring other communities, I decided that BBT was the best fit for me and so far I have not been disappointed. I participated in the Onboarding class last night and have watched all of the Foundation videos. The presenters have been amazing and I am finding the Education Center to be incredibly valuable. I am itching to get a taste of live trading, but I know I have a ton of work to do before I even start SIM in DAS. I've been playing around a little bit with paper trading in TradingView to practice reading charts, but my primary focus has been on education. I'm hoping to start serious SIM trading soon, but not until after I've completed most training videos and have my tools and journaling in place. I'm happy to be a part of the BBT community and look forward to learning, growing and trading with you all! Jeff