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Hey, my name is Joshua Keough and new to the community. I have kept the stock market apps on my phone and watched how the stocks moved for years and always thought about getting into but never made the move. Last year I had some extra cash and decided to start putting just a little bit each week and start buying stocks. At that time I did not know of the day trading rule and quickly found out I was investing my money and would need to make more intelligent buys. This went on most of last year and the start of this year. I only had around $800 invested at this time and maybe through buys and sells had gained about 4% on it. This was a little demoralizing and so I decided 4% was fine if I was using more money. So I took some savings and added into the account and was actually given some margin. I was lucky for a few weeks and made a decent return. That's when I really started reading into stocks even more and saw people were using options and making amazing gains and decided I wanted those same gains. The short story is I do not trade options any more :-). I took a step back and started looking around and that's when I found Andrews book. This was actually only two weeks ago but I noticed he left the BS out and told you the truth and this made me feel more comfortable with his ideas and training so I decided to join the community. So far I have learned more in the past 2 weeks than the previous year of messing around. Thanks for everything and I hope to be a lasting member of this community and one day even help give back to it. 

 

PS. I am in the panhandle of Florida. Just outside Pensacola and I can walk to the beach. Its a hidden gem. 

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Hello everyone! I'm Eric, a new member from Atlanta. I discovered and read Andrew's book last year and decided to join the community after participating in the trading contest. I'm so excited to learn from Bear Bull Traders and start paper trading. Look forward to meeting you all!

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Hi All

I am an Indian living in Germany for over 5 years now. I go by the name Vikramaditya in this community. 

I am an IT Engineer and for 15 years I worked with different IT service companies holding different  management roles. I had developed some interest in the market and fundamental news of the companies during my job. I decided to become a fulltime Daytrader last year so I can achieve Financial independence, Get out of Rat race, spend time in doing things I like, spend more time with family AND  I was fed up putting my hard yards for someone else to make money.  

One of my friends from German language class recommended Andrew’s book on ‘How to Day Trade for a Living’. Immediately after reading the book, I joined the BBT community in Sep’2018 and found it to be a wonderful community, where everyone learns from each other and helps each other. And so, I was on SIM for 3 months, completed the first BBT challenge. And finally I went live on 8thApr’19. I have just started posting my journal here. 

 

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Hi everyone,

 

My name is Jack Zhu, originally from China and came to the US in 2014. Now I am living in NJ near New York City. I have started day trading for more than two months and now in the simulator. I have read Andrew's books and are learning through materials on BBT website. Till now I am still in red but getting better and better, and I believe finally it will work out. Look forward to seeing you guys someday in person.

 

Best,

Jack

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Hello everyone! I'm Matt, a new member from Toronto. I've always wanted to trade and happened to read Andrew's book last year and decided to finally give day trading a shot, reduced my hours at work, so i can be free in the mornings to learn and hopefully start live trading soon.

 Look forward to talking/meeting you all!

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Hi All,

 

My name is Peder Jacobson and I'm from Seattle, Washington. I've recently finished taking a year off from school to travel abroad and teach English in Guatemala. I'm 19 years old and have interests in pursuing physical therapy or finance.  I'm new to day trading would welcome any advice anyone has to offer. I decided to join BearBullTraders after reading Andrews books which have helped me immensely.  I'm currently running Das on Parallels Desktop on my MacBook. Currently trying to find a good scanner to use in place of Trade Ideas while I get started, any suggestions? 

 

Peder Jacobson

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Hello! I'm Jon from Seattle (Lynnwood, WA to be precise). I just joined last week and I'm looking forward to learning more and hone my day trading skills. I'm currently using ThinkOrSwim (TOS), was on the simulator for 3 months, and have gone LIVE for a month now.

Looking forward to talking/meeting you all.

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Hi All. I am Terry (tains). I live on Vancouver Island. I needed a change of career after doing the same job for 27 years. I decided to shut down my construction surveying business I operated for 12ish years in the Alberta Oil Sands.

I really enjoy working with wood so I decided to get my Builders licence 3 years ago and maybe build one or two houses a year. Well there is a bit of a boom on in the Parksville area and I got way too busy at building houses and renovations. Unfortunately I was working too much and started developing injuries to my back, elbows(tennis elbow) and shoulders. Not sure what I was thinking  starting a house building business at the age of 48 having not done much in the way of strenuous physical work before.

I was talking with a friend and he was telling me how successful his mid 20's son was doing at day trading so I stumbled across Andrews book and found it very interesting. After about a month of reading and you tubing I decided to join the community. Still have lots to learn and will likely start in the simulator with in the next month.

Looking forward to the journey and if there is any other Islanders here give a shout out.

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Hello All,

I am Rahul, I have been on a search for an alternate career that would allow me to take control of my own time and finances. After evaluating multiple options over the last 2 years, I slowly gravitated towards daytrading as something that would let me have the life I want for myself. Curiously enough my job got moved to another location where I wont be going, so I have been given until the end of the year to either find another role in the organization or take a package and quit. 

My situation kind of accelerated my journey this April, and I started reading up as much as I could on day trading and then stumbled on Andrews first book on Amazon. It instantly resonated with me and I felt like joining the BBT community and following Andrew's suggested path would give me a fair shot at making a career out of trading.

So I just bought the lifetime membership today and also signed up for the DAS simulator. 

Hope to learn a lot from this wonderful community. Wish me luck!

Rahul

 

 

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Hi everyone, I'm Ricky Baizas and I live in Lake Forest in Orange County, CA but I'm originally from the Philippines. I've always been interested in stocks but I only made the move when I put some money in Robinhood. I came across a book about day trading while vacationing in Manila and when I searched Amazon further, discovered Andrew Aziz's book. I started listening to the audiobook at first but quickly found out that I needed the actual book itself. I quickly devoured both and found the fundamentals and concepts as laid out by Andrew easy to follow and now I'm here. 

I have started joining the chat room every morning and I hope to jump in pretty soon.

Looking to learn more as I go and I'm really optimistic that sensible day trading will lead to a viable revenue stream in the coming months. 

Hope to meet some members in person in the near future! Thanks. 

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Hello BBT community-

My name is Jason and I've been an aerospace engineer for 15 years in the Los Angeles area. When I graduated from college and got the job, I also bought a ton of books on trading. The itch has never gone away and now I'm finally pursuing it. Very excited. I hope that I at least earn my $399 back. Haha

As an engineer I've learned about data modeling, machine learning, etc. I know a lot of people and very large firms work very hard at this stuff. Curious how it might help the at-home day trader. Andrew made it very clear in his book that he believes a human mind is required in real time, but I'm still curious to explore this!

Jason

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Hi All!

My name is Brittany (Britt C in chat). I studied Chemical Engineering and work in product development in South Florida for consumer goods. Prior to that I worked in medical technology. I spent most of my life in Alabama, but have also lived in PA, LA, TN and GA. 

I am not really sure how I stumbled into day trading. I just found myself with Andrew's book and it totally clicked. I am process oriented and have a lot of experience with analyzing data and trends in both of my careers. 

Being on the East coat, my day job calls for me to be at the office most days during market hours. On occasion, I am able to work from home and adjust my hours so I can watch the live trades and play around with DAS. I have been watching the YouTube videos for about 4 months now and ultimately learning as much as possible from your community. I joined the lifetime membership a couple weeks ago and excited to explore the more in depth classes.

Product development has definitely been eye opening as far as career aspirations. Majority of consumer goods are produced over seas and "engineering" positions in the US are more project management focused. I am looking forward to more flexibility to trade during market hours and eventually transition into full time trading.  

I am looking forward to some future meet ups with other traders and learning as much as possible from you all!

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Hello All,

 My name is Otis. I joined BBT about two months ago and am enjoying the learning experience (at the cost of my ego, of course). The community here is very open, helpful and honest. So thank you all for that. I am in the chat room in the morning before I go to work so I hope to continue seeing you there.

 Thank you,

 Otis

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