Jump to content
Lee W

Introduce Yourself!

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, Abiel said:

Welcome to BBT Peter! The program here is 5 classes, 1 hour max each, you can attend live classes or watch them recorded, so maybe you can get the time to watch them instead of waiting 3 months. Also, make sure to watch all the materials in Education Center  

Thanks, Abiel! I meant to start the sim in three months. Gives me indeed the time to watch and read all the classes and materials.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My name is Kevin and I've been trading for almost a year now. Still consider myself a beginner and started doing options and long term investing prior to day trading. I've taken another day trading course, but something just wasn't there in terms of help from the company. As today is day 1, I'm getting a lot more from day 1 than I ever did over the course of 3 months in the other. I can't wait to see where things go for me. Looking forward to trading alongside everyone!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Peter de Beir said:

Thanks, Abiel! I meant to start the sim in three months. Gives me indeed the time to watch and read all the classes and materials.

Makes sense Peter, try to join chatroom too and Lifetime webinars! This is the next 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey all,

Well since I'm going live today - I thought I'd formally introduce myself!  I'm Jeremy - married without kids.  Live in Seattle for the last 5 years but grew up in Redding, CA (made famous by the Carr Fire this summer).  I've worked in retail management for 18 years, the last five being as a Starbucks store manager here in Seattle.  

I've been in simulator since July - and now it's time to add emotion into the mix 😉  I typically trade the 1st hour and then go make coffee for 8 more hours.  Working with the public for so long, and interviewing/hiring so many people over the years, I've developed a strength in reading people... I'm finding that it has helped me read the market too. 

I love all things outdoors, you could consider me a ski bum of sorts in the Winter.  

Many thanks to Andrew and team for all that you do!

See you all in the chat,

J

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello BBT community,

My name's Gean Oliveira (look for GC in the chatroom) and I live in Toronto. Been trading since 2016 (I thought I knew how to trade until I found Andrew's book) and making mistakes along the way. I am an IT/HR consultant and recently joined the community. I was born in Brazil but Canada is been home for the last 10+ years.

Looking forward to learning from you all.

Best,

Gean

Edited by Robert H
Merged with 'Introduce Yourself!' post

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

My name is Maarten (Martin will be easier for the English-speakers). From Belgium and I have always worked in Financial Analysis/Reporting.

I wanted to try Day Trading in a simulator and if I get consistent (and good) results in the simulator I would like to try trading with real money as well. It would also be cool to meet some people into trading in Belgium and surrounding countries.

All the best,

Maarten.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Greetings BBT's,

My name is Steven Burke (AKA StevieB), as of today,  I'm a new lifetime member. I am 55 years old and "semi-retired" entrepreneur living in Santa Fe, NM. I have a 15 year old boy and 19 year old daughter, and coming up on my 30th anniversary with my wife I met in college. 

Yesterday, I completed my simulator acct setup with Speedtrader.  I will be in the simulator starting this Monday for 3 months or so and will be going through all of what Andrew's education programs have to offer, full time.

MY HUMBLE PIE STORY: 
Since this October I have been doing real money equity trades on Ally's crappy platform.  I got ridiculously lucky and within two weeks was up about $7,500.  I thought, oh man, this is GREAT!  We'll, as Howard Cossell said back in the day, "Down goes Fraser!, Down goes Fraser!" I averaged down pretty heavy with an SQ trade that plummeted like $9 bucks, caught falling knives along the way. I quickly did all the classic emotional trading mistakes, you name it, I've done them all in the last 7 weeks, revenge trading, FOMO trades, not committing to a trade plan, sloppy stop loss setups, not closing out positions overnight....and I did it ALL with real money!  Needless to say, the $7,500 of what I beginner's luck made vanished in 2 trading days, and I then proceeded to lose $6,500.  In the process, I did have a couple disciplined, well executed trading days after re-grouping, so I do have a sense of what that feels like.  On those days I was patient and letting the trade come to me instead of the reverse,  I was mostly ahead of the action with a well thought out technical trading plan, and good trade management ( scaling in/out, adjusting stops, etc.)

THE UNEXPECTED SURPRISE AND POTENTIAL GIFT:
I love the challenge of what day trading represents, and the surprise to me is that it presents an opportunity far more then money making: The technical aspects I think any reasonable intelligent person can learn with some good 'ole hard work, but I did not know that perhaps 90 percent of what this will require is "me learning about me", and changing neural pathways that not only give me a fighting chance to be a long term successful day trader, but can also improve my mind, body and spirit.  Andrew did speak to this in his book, but it is one thing for me to read it and another to look it square in the eye with hard earned money on the line.  I look forward to this challenge on a daily basis and I feel that BBT will be a safe and enjoyable community to evolve in and resonate with.

MY BACKGROUND:
This past September 2018 I sold a home environmental services company in Santa Fe, NM to a couple of my existing employees and now I am a part-time environmental consultant with ample time freed up.  This change process is what made me look to the stock market over the last couple months, as I originally was looking at stock investment opportunities.  Then the market began it's ongoing correction and volatility that started in October. That led me to seek guidance, and rather quickly led me to Andrew's book.  Andrew's excellent, well written and honest book, along with the current market environment, changed my original thought of investment education to now complete devotion to day trading education.  I researched several chat rooms and educators prior to taking a test drive this last week with BBT.   I am impressed with the "quality over quantity" of the membership, Andrew's team members, and the sharing of talents from various members. From my research of many groups, this group stands out and is the one I look forward to resonating with as I now head into the simulator for 3 months.

Warmest Regards,

StevieB

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, StevieB said:

Greetings BBT's,

My name is Steven Burke (AKA StevieB), as of today,  I'm a new lifetime member. I am 55 years old and "semi-retired" entrepreneur living in Santa Fe, NM. I have a 15 year old boy and 19 year old daughter, and coming up on my 30th anniversary with my wife I met in college. 

Warmest Regards,

StevieB

 

 

 

Welcome, Steve! Glad you're here and I look forward to seeing you in the chat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Norm, Yes see y'all in chatroom. Tomorrow is  an interesting day based on pivotal levels indices are at.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello BBT Community -

Brian Connoy from Minneapolis, MN here.  I joined the BBT Community as a lifetime member last week and will begin simulating trading next month (January 2019).  I work full-time in financial reporting consulting and aiming to day trade equities on the US exchanges for the first hour to hour-and-a-half of the market.  While not simulating trades yet, I am simulating my routine for the morning--testing out different aspects such as: can I get home from my morning workout in time to provide myself enough preparation time before the market opens? Can I sufficiently monitor my work email, etc., while preparing for trading and during the market...will I be too distracted?  Am I eating enough before I sit down to my computer...am I getting too hungry.  Is my workstation sufficient?  How can I best utilize the chat in the morning?  All of these things sound mundane, but I feel are important.  Further, I have a big three-week trip to Southeast Asia upcoming in less than two weeks, so I figured it would be great to start the clock on trade simulating in DAS after I return.

I do not have any wild ideas day trading will become a new career and replace my current job, but it is nice to think about from time-to-time.  I imagine many of us think about it, and a good number of community members here have likely accomplished this.  I am primarily seeking to refine another skill set and add a supplemental income.  All of this said, I have not been so genuinely excited about something in a long while, as I have been about learning to day trade.  I have seen the statistics that a high number of day traders fail in the first year, but I believe that can be attributed to a lack of determination and preparation.  I have completed six marathons and I feel like if I can train for a marathon I can train to day trade.

A little background: my first exposure to the stock market was investing in dividend reinvestment plans and direct purchase plans when I was fourteen.   I remember my first two stocks were McDonald's and Norwest Bank (now Wells Fargo).  I loved receiving those monthly and quarterly statements in the mail and tracking the closing prices daily.  Paying attention to the markets has always interested me.

I enjoy traveling. I try to make two international trips per year.  I also enjoy attending concerts.  Spotify just told me in their "2018 Wrapped" annual summary that my most listened to artist was Depeche Mode.

May all you trades be green

Brian

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and use of We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue..