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4 hours ago, Stephen Harding said:

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. 

Welcome to the club! Very cool areas of focus you have there! If you have any questions just message me, Ive been around the block a few times, then down that alley you dont want to go lol then back again

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On 12/31/2019 at 11:23 AM, Brendon said:

Welcome to the club! Very cool areas of focus you have there! If you have any questions just message me, Ive been around the block a few times, then down that alley you dont want to go lol then back again

Thanks. Looking forward to tomorrows session. 

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Hey all,

My name is Matthew Hileman , I live in Southwest Virginia and I have a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science with a major in Software Engineering.  My current job, for the past 5 years, is a Database Administrator at Northrop Grumman.  Before that I worked as a Help Desk Analyst at the same company for 4.5 years.  I've been interested in stocks for years and finally started learning about trading on a daily and swing basis.  I've read both of Andrews books as well as used tradingview for the simulator and looking at stocks and understanding the way stocks move. 

 

Right now I'm setting up a trading account with CMEG and hope that I can profit enough to get past the PDT rule with a broker here in the U.S. 

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Hey everybody,

My name is Farsheed. I'm a 34 year old married guy with two sons living in USA, but I am originally from Iran. I have a full time job so I will have to pull an Andrew and close all my day trades in the first half an hour of market open so I can go to my regular job in the morning. Having a full time job hopefully will allow me to take things slow and not rush to make a lot of money from day trading. At the same time, I didn't want to take it too slow and just sit on the sidelines and watch other day traders make money on youtube. That's why I decided to invest some money into day trading education by joining BBT and signing up for DAS so I will be somewhat committed to at least try to make enough money from day trading to pay the monthly DAS subscription while I'm mastering my trade.  I am excited to learn about day trading from you guys and take on this new challenge.

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Hey all, Dan here on the west coast. Been swing&value trading for 20+ years and never had the bandwidth for daytrading. Don't understand the current market valuations and macro conditions have been skittish to me the past several months. Makes me skeptical of holding long positions for extended periods. Have been dropping equities and needed another way to put cash to work so here I am learning the daytrading ropes. Am an engineer by training and I run a software and data analytics company (not in finance sector). Appreciate the wealth of information and resources on here and looking forward to crossing paths with the rest of you in the days ahead. Cheers!

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50 minutes ago, Kairos said:

Hey all, Dan here on the west coast. Been swing&value trading for 20+ years and never had the bandwidth for daytrading. Don't understand the current market valuations and macro conditions have been skittish to me the past several months. Makes me skeptical of holding long positions for extended periods. Have been dropping equities and needed another way to put cash to work so here I am learning the daytrading ropes. Am an engineer by training and I run a software and data analytics company (not in finance sector). Appreciate the wealth of information and resources on here and looking forward to crossing paths with the rest of you in the days ahead. Cheers!

Welcome! In Cali myself, moved timezones just for trading. Yes I agree, keep it simple, long term investing should be just in mutual funds like always, people will get burned hard if they stock pick. Then for additional cashflow I put my money to work in daytrading. Nothing revolutionary, just keep it simple, hard work and patience.  

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Hello all,

My name is Ben, I'm from Canada in the area of Calgary AB. (my account name for many things is Thomas, began as a kid and a habit ever since. Call me either lol.) 

My chosen path has always been that of emergency services. In highschool I began as a volunteer Firefighter and progressed by furthering schooling and eventually scoring a Fulltime gig. I quickly turned this into applying to be in a Police force, and have settled there ever since. I found day trading as I took a paid leave of absence for our baby girl (second one). I had 5 months off, and let me tell you, I FOUND day trading. I stumbled right into it, and did it. All of it.

Naturally I'm doer, and being a doer, I jumped in. Everything I have ever done it's been sink or swim, and going in full blast. I believe it has served me well in most every facet except this one. Sadly on my 5 months of leave, I learned MANY lessons. I overtraded and watched the market for sometimes 16 hours a day.... but I lost a large chunk of money. Despite that, the whole thing felt a bit natural. The work mimicked the work I do. Fast judgments in stressful situations, exciting returns, I was at home. Sadly I blew my account up badly. I don't regret it, as I believe I learned invaluable lessons about the market that only big losses can teach...

I began trading with an awful broker, and didn't know the difference. By the time I figured that out, it was too late. I began living and breathing information but I wasn't in the right headspace to be successful, so I bombed with what little I had left. I took a break, and am now hoping to return. (That break consisted of mass research and absorbing any and everything I could.)

I found Andrew's book and read it's entirety in the last couple of days. I had been part of a couple communities, and I believe I am at that cusp of 'getting it' or past the point of just 'survival'. In fact I can FEEL it, and I hope that doesn't sound crazy... whether or not it does, I signed up immediately. 

I'm so excited to be here, and as I read that book I felt like it was no other literature or course I've read yet. Concise, to the point, and unbelievably relatable.

I am READY to start this journey. My career path I believe is not for me anymore. I've spent a lot of time helping, and not helping myself. I want this pursuit for my family and to live a life I can enjoy with them, I don't want to live a life bagged with stranger's problems.

That may have been long winded, but I haven't found a passion like this I first had passion for my other jobs. Sadly those paths are harsh, unrewarding, and lonely. I could do it for the rest of my life, but to look back and not have lived is not what I want anymore. I want more, and I've come here to find it. For me this feels like a fight for my life, and for that reason I am ready to fight for it by giving it the seriousness and attentiveness it requires.  

 

Once again, lots of wind in the sails there... I'm just very motivated and excited. Thanks for listening if you did, and I hope to make some real connections here with trading, and people. 

 

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Hi All,

My name is Taylor and I live just outside of Toronto, ON.  I have worked for the past 20 years in the financial sector. The last 10 years I have overseen trading technology for investment advisors for a large wealth management firm. However for the last few years I have been dreaming about making a change and day / swing trading has always been a passion.

A recent illness forced me to look deep inside and make a decision to take hold of my dreams.  While I have intermittently day / swing traded over the years I have been looking at other strategies (like the ones here) and want to see if it's a style that will work for me. I have lots of learning to do and look forward to learning from this community.

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2 hours ago, ptamang1127 said:

Greetings all,

My name is Prabin and live in Monterey, CA (2 hours South from San Jose) but originally from Nepal. I am a researcher in Plant Pathology and currently working as a post-doctoral scholar. Beside a fulltime employee, I always love to learn new things and trading is one of them.

I am a newbie to day trading. I read few books about day trading (by Toni Turner, Andrew Aziz, Nicolas Darvas etc.), and watching youtube videos etc to equip myself with the knowledge about trading. Although I learn and understand something from the book, I don’t know where and how to start and implement the things I learn (very intimidating to me). So, I joined this group in a hope that this group expertise will help me in molding into a successful trader. I know PRACTICE is the key and is even better if it is under the supervision of the experts. I have signed up for DAS trading in simulator for a practice and learning as well.

I look forward to learning more and became a successful trader in coming days.

Prabin

Hi Prabin welcome to BBT!

I´m from Monterrey, México! 😎

In the Education Center you will find a suggested learning pathway so you can organize your learning of day trading. 

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Hello to all the new Traders!    I just started SIM about 10 days ago, been reading and studying for the past 3 months.     I saw some threads about people seeking trading buddies to bounce off ideas and hold each other accountable as we start this learning journey.     I've spent 20 years in the apparel and headwear industry, but am now focusing on developing my day trading skills and focusing this as my new career.      I'd really like to connect with a few new traders to chat and share success and challenges and bounce off ideas.    If anyone is interested let me know.

Thanks, Bryce (from Brazil).

 

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Hello everyone from Duluth, Georgia, USA! (North of Atlanta, GA)

My name is Brian T. I has just joined the BBT community for a few days.

There are a lot to learn and to practice to be able to a consistent profitable traders. This is all I got after a few days playing around in Education Center, Forum, and DAS simulator.😃

I read Andrew's book a few years ago. However, I just got my US green card and settle down here so that I can focus on learning and practicing Day Trading.

Hope you all well and success in 2020.

I am looking forward to learning from you all.

Brian T.

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Hello all,

I'm Vince and live in the San Francisco area. Currently, I work as a category manager (sales analytics) in the consumer package goods industry. Equity trading has always been a hobby...in the past, holding stocks & index funds for the longer term was my strategy, but now shifting to daytrading! I found Andrew's book last year and haven't looked back since. Yes, there have been ups and downs since I started trading live, so I learned the importance of risk management early on LoL.  

I have been a BBT member since October 2019 and so far everyone has been highly encouraging. My nickname is "vinarth" in the chatroom and if you are in the SF Bay area, let's connect and help each other out!

Vince 

 

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11 hours ago, Brian Tran said:

Hello everyone from Duluth, Georgia, USA! (North of Atlanta, GA)

My name is Brian T. I has just joined the BBT community for a few days.

There are a lot to learn and to practice to be able to a consistent profitable traders. This is all I got after a few days playing around in Education Center, Forum, and DAS simulator.😃

I read Andrew's book a few years ago. However, I just got my US green card and settle down here so that I can focus on learning and practicing Day Trading.

Hope you all well and success in 2020.

I am looking forward to learning from you all.

Brian T.

Hey @Brian Tran !  Welcome!  I'm in the Atlanta area, too.  Hope to see you in the chat!

I think we have a few others in the Atlanta area, but not too many have made an appearance in this thread.  Perhaps we can get a large enough gathering to have Andrew join us for a meetup in Atlanta.

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11 hours ago, Lee W said:

Hey @Brian Tran !  Welcome!  I'm in the Atlanta area, too.  Hope to see you in the chat!

I think we have a few others in the Atlanta area, but not too many have made an appearance in this thread.  Perhaps we can get a large enough gathering to have Andrew join us for a meetup in Atlanta.

It sounds great @Lee W. As shown in the Member Map, there are 8 members in Atlanta area and some others around Atlanta.

You should host and set up a Meetup in Atlanta some day in 2020.  Pls let me know if I can help anything.

Brian T.

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Hi Traders, 

my name is Elias, I am 40, Spanish and live in Dubai, a dynamic city by the dessert getting built super fast thanks to a huge injection of petrodollars ...! ). After studying economics and business in Spain, I decided to do an international career so I lived in Berlin, London and Dubai for the last 18 years working as sales director for a large Telecom and learning 3 new languages.

Then, after 15 years in the same company, I got bored of the product and BS internal politics and negotiated and exit package to say bye bye to the Corporate world. Now I run a distribution business for Telecoms in the Middle East.

I have invested in real estate but since I used to play online Poker before,  I developed a strong risk taking attitude and I was open to learn how to trade. I joined the community almost 1 year and a half ago, have been since then only in the simulator as I had major investments to cover and didn't want to start live until I get saved $25K and learned how to develop a strong discipline and edge.  Always interested in taking calculated risks, learning, helping others to learn by sharing experiences. 

Looking forward to talking with you and seeing some of you one day!.

Cheers,

Elias

 

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