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Hi Naveen! ( @NAVEEN)

Glad you are with us. That is a very realistic expectation! Trading can take time and having that in your plan and mindset will make things easier as you move forward in your journey! 
Welcome and see you in chat!

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Hello! This is Leili From California. Started reading Andrew's book a couple of month ago and just started exploring DAS and the chat room. I am a business analytics University Professor and have been thinking of getting into day trading for a while! My plan is to trade in the simulator for about 4-5 months and then go live. My goal: becoming a successful day trader in 3 years 🙂 Still getting familiar with DAS platform so still a long way to go!

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Hey Leili! @leilij

Welcome to the BBT family! Happy to have you part of the community!
I love the very very realistic goal! Seems like you have done your home work here. There is no rush to get there and giving yourself the right amount of time for Day Trading is very important to becoming successful!

Once again welcome!

 

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On 12/5/2019 at 12:50 PM, Carlos M. said:

Welcome Glen @glennthephoneman2020

Wow 28 years!, same company? That's a long time. Yes the black Friday deal is insane! Glad you took advantage of it. 

Yes simulation time is important and make sure you also journal during that time. I did not journal during my simulation time and I sure regret not doing it. There is a lot of information on there that will be so helpful to your learning curve. 

Once again welcome to the community!

Hey Carlos.  While I've spent (wasted) 28 years total in the commercial printing industry, I've worked with four different printers over that time span; I've been with my current printer for over 10 years.  I'm working on trying to figure out the best way to journal/record my simulator trades.  I thought I read somewhere that Andrew records his screen while trading.  I'm thinking of trying to do that so I'm wondering if you can recommend the screen recording software that is best for this situation.  Do you know what Andrew uses?  I'll also be logging my trades in a sortable/filterable Excel format too.  I appreciate any suggestions.  THANKS!

P.S.  After typing my comment, I've been reading more Forum posts and found one by TRUE on July 9th recommending OBS and the Advanced Screen Switcher.  I do have four monitors so this seems like something that would work for me ... unless you have another suggestion.  THANKS!

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@glennthephoneman2020 I prefer to use Camtasia, it has more features and easier to record and edit in my opinion. Andrew and most mods use it as well. Not a fan of OBS. A lot of members record their trading days for journaling, it's definitely helpful! And to do video recaps helps a lot on going through your thought process. I am more a video guy than hard logs, I run off the 'big picture' for a month's worth of trades. I am not trying to micro manage my trades down to a point but I am sure I am losing out on some by not doing so. 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Brendon said:

@glennthephoneman2020 I prefer to use Camtasia, it has more features and easier to record and edit in my opinion. Andrew and most mods use it as well. Not a fan of OBS. A lot of members record their trading days for journaling, it's definitely helpful! And to do video recaps helps a lot on going through your thought process. I am more a video guy than hard logs, I run off the 'big picture' for a month's worth of trades. I am not trying to micro manage my trades down to a point but I am sure I am losing out on some by not doing so. 

 

 

Thanks Brendon ... your feedback is much appreciated.  I've heard good things about Camtasia as well.  Since I'm just starting out in the simulator and haven't made the big bucks (or any bucks for that matter) I think I'll start with the free OBS software and, once I become profitable at trading, I'll migrate over to the Camtasia software.  Happy trading and thanks again.

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Hey all! 
My name's Damon N, I'm originally from Miami and iv wanted to be a trader since I was a kid. Life, however, had different plans, I'm currently a chef after cooking in the Navy for 4 years and going to the CIA for culinary arts. I love cooking but iv only been pursuing this career because like a lot of people I didn't believe i could change or become a trader. I have been trading in a sim for a week now and last week ended with a net positive of $2164, so I now know I can do it. I found Andrews's book a few years ago and read it and always wanted to try but never took the leap; now I'm just pulling the trigger and I am going to be a successful trader. If anyone in Miami I'm looking for mentors or other traders to meet with to help learn as much as I can.

Thank you all,
Damon N.

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Hi Damon! @Damon0042

First and foremost Thank You for your service!
Welcome to the BBT family!

Is great you are coming back around to something you always wanted to do. Life is short so we need to take stabs at what we always wanted to do! Nothing worse than having that thought of what if? 

We have a lot of traders down in Florida not sure how many are from Miami but I am sure there are a couple there! Anyway we can assist please let us know, once again welcome!

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Hello there,

my name is Seydou from Berlin, working as a freelance data scientist from Berlin. I recently read "Fooled by randomness" by Taleb,  that got me curious about trading then I found Andrew's book. And then here I am, looking forward to know and learn from each of you!

Seydou

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On 12/4/2018 at 5:37 AM, jeremykelley80 said:

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

Hey J,

 

Welcome! Try to make it to the Seattle BBT meetup in a couple of weeks. I'm down in San Jose, CA so it's a little bit far for me to make the trip. Hey as long as you're not drinking coffee all those 8 hours of I think going live will be great for you now. Start small and protect that account while you get better at reading the charts. 

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@Seydou Dia

Welcome to the community!

Never heard of this book is it good and do you recommend it? 

Once again welcome! We are glad to have you on board!

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Hey,

Kestutis the name. From Lithuania over east Europe.

Was lured here by Andrew's book, then Aiman on the main website helpdesk chat.

Googled "bearbulltraders scam" for a good week before making the leap of faith decision (the Christmas sale helped 😉 )

Currently swing trading on Etoro (Skiedra123, +50% 2019, +70% on 2018, -75% on 2017) . Scares the heck out of me, so decided I need proper education...

Glad to meet the BBT family!

 

K.

 

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1 hour ago, Carlos M. said:

@Seydou Dia

Welcome to the community!

Never heard of this book is it good and do you recommend it? 

Once again welcome! We are glad to have you on board!

Thank you @Carlos M.,

I really enjoyed the book and I do recommend it. The author is trader and the book is about probability thinking, risk/reward, consistency in random environment and how not to blow up as a trader 🙂. I have seen your courses regarding those topics and I think you will love the book.

Cheers,

Seydou

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Hello all,

This is Bryce and I just joined literally 30 minutes ago, after spending the last few weeks researching and monitoring the daily YouTube feeds.     After spending a career with big brands (Nike, adidas, etc) and moving around globally, I recently, once again, had my "position eliminated".    I'm an American, but after this last change have decided to take control over my life and career and pursue Day Trading for a living.    I've moved back down to Brazil (lived here in the past and have a home here) and am excited about the journey I'm embarking on.     Through Andrews book and the video's on YouTube and chats, I think I'm fairly grounded in terms of what reality will hold and that this is a long term learning process.     Not a get rich quite scheme.    I like the philosophy of BBT.      I realize it's going to be steep learning curve, but I'm committed to the process and committed to success!     

I'll say in advance, thank you, as I'll be asking many questions of you all during this journey and I look forward to the day I'll be able to give back and add value to the community as well!   

Here is to what promises to be a great 2020 and the decade before us!

Cheers, Bryce

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Hey all, 

My name is Stephen. I am 35 and I have a Masters in Aquatic Biology. I have just completed my third year pursuing a Ph. D.  in Molecular Ecology and Evolution. I am very new and had just began my investing journey (mutual funds, stocks, etc.) when I happened to find Andrew's book. 

I wasn't really interested in becoming a day trader; I was simply naive to the difference between traders and investors and wanted to learn the difference. It was very informative and compelling so I read it again. After the second read through, I decided to start building screens and practicing pattern recognition. After a couple of months of looking for VWAP setups, I decided to take a leap of faith and try out simulated trading for 3 - 6 months.

I am happy to have joined the community, excited to challenge myself, and to ready exercise the discipline to execute good trades. 

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