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28 minutes ago, Peter Leenen said:

Hi there,

I'm Peter, and live in NYC (but originally from Canada). I've been day trading full time for the past 1.5 years and joined the BBT room this past Sunday after re-reading Andrew's day trading book.

Looking forward to trading with everyone and learning new techniques.

Peter

Welcome to BBT Peter! 

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2 hours ago, Peter Leenen said:

Hi there,

I'm Peter, and live in NYC (but originally from Canada). I've been day trading full time for the past 1.5 years and joined the BBT room this past Sunday after re-reading Andrew's day trading book.

Looking forward to trading with everyone and learning new techniques.

Peter

Welcome to the community. I look forward to seeing you in the chatroom!

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Hello Everyone,

I joined the BBT Family back in June, and currently practicing through SIM. It has been an amazing experience with the BBT Community. Learning each day from our moderators, and other traders. I'm loving the ORB strategy and working to hone on this skill. Since, I have limited time in the mornings (as I currently have a day job in the EST time zone), my focus is to "Trade the Open". 

I'm currently looking to setup a team of trading buddies where we can all learn, support and grow together.

 

Below is my Introductory Post in the Forum, along with my Twitter Account (which I recently started to share my trades):

https://twitter.com/GuruTheTrader

 

Cheers,

Guru

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Hello from Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Jason Verbeke here. (Lifetime Member)

I live in Surrey BC and when things get a little more normal in the world it would be nice to participate in one of the group meet ups as a first timer. Perhaps meet Andrew one day? Get one of those BBT hats and a t-shirt? lol!   

I'm an independent producer and seventeen year veteran of the General Insurance industry. I love what I do and already make a healthy living so I'm not looking to quit my day job any time soon. But I am totally hooked on day trading! 

I don't like to take any short cuts in life and don't believe I'm going to be an expert day trader any time soon so in my quest to get a proper education, back in Feb 2020, I enrolled in a local trading school called Online Trading Academy for a much preferred class room environment. Unfortunately that abruptly went to hell in a handbag due to COVID and resulted in the school being closed indefinitely!. At that point I did a pile of research on various other sources of trading education such as Warrior, True Trading Group, Skyview...etc. but after reading Andrews book I decided to join BBT and pursue day trading. I felt Andrew's position, specifically as a Canadian, helped me from a perspective of what platform to use, brokerage, taxes and in general I felt that I shared a few things in common with him over the others. He also comes across a little more honest versus some of these online sales professionals.

As of today I've been SIM trading with DAS since Aug 2020. I trade Monday to Friday during the open for ORB's and ABCD patterns. I also spend an extra hour or two in the evenings devoted to furthering my education. I use a Mac for my trading station with 3 monitors but will likely be changing that in the future as it feels like Im trying to make something work that wasn't meant to handle trading. I'm almost at a 50% win rate according to my Chartlog journal but feel I still have a long way to go before going live and I think when you use real money its going to be another steep learning curve.

So if anyone is wanting to get a "trading buddy group" going on, please count me in. Online education has come a long way in todays age however I believe one on one contact still adds a lot of value to the learning curve. One day I hope to have enough experience where I will be able to give something back to my trading community as well. Giving back can also be very rewarding and I look forward to this

Feel free to drop me a line anytime to introduce yourself.

Happy trading...

Chat Room Name: JasonV

email: [email protected]

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Hi there, 

Am Sorelle from Montreal Canada. not new to trading but I needed to up my game. so that's why am here.

Hopefully sign in up here is worth it! I'll let you know in 30 days!

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5 hours ago, Sorelle said:

Hi there, 

Am Sorelle from Montreal Canada. not new to trading but I needed to up my game. so that's why am here.

Hopefully sign in up here is worth it! I'll let you know in 30 days!

Sorelle, welcome to BearBull Traders! I'm certain you'll find it completely worth it. Please feel free to reach out if I, or any of the moderators, can help you along the way. Look forward to seeing you in the chatroom.

 

Peter (from Ottawa!)

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Hello All,

   My name is Cole. I live in Brandon Manitoba Canada. I grew up in a small town about 700kms north of my current home. I became an Industrial/Construction electrician and spent 20 years working a mile underground in a hard rock mine. 8 years ago I got tired of the dark and decided to move south.

      Fast forward to the pandemic, Canada shuts down and I am now sitting at home. Being an old school reading nerd I began reading again during this down time and while searching for my usual fiction books, Andrew's Intro book came across my menu. Not sure how or why his book was in front of me but I read a bit of it and liked where he was coming from. I then went Youtube crazy and relentlessly watched day trading intros, free webinars, blah blah blah! Andrew was the only person who talked endlessly about being good at what you do, not how much money you make. I was hooked. I finished his Intro book and the Advanced book. I have really gotten into the psychology side of things and am truly fascinated by the whole subject of Day Trading.

   I purchased 1 month of BBT to try it out and see if the Lifetime membership was maybe the way. I also purchased the 3 month DAS sim and have been simulating for a couple weeks now. I leave my job at years end to devote myself full time to trading and I hope on being live in March with plans of making a career of this.

  I have never joined a chat room, of any sort before, and am a bit of a grumpy introvert, but I know absolutely nobody that does this and I am looking for someone to be a Bert to my Ernie. Lol

 

PS- All over the lighning bolt and double bottoms/tops

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Hello! 

My name is Adam. I'm a 37 year old British expat from Liverpool, England, but now living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam where I've been for seven years. I'm a school teacher by trade (heading up the international department of a bilingual school here in Hanoi). I became a father six months ago and have just started my Education Doctorate, so I'm on several journeys right now I guess!

I began to practice day trading about four months ago. I was initially introduced to stocks and shares during the Covid lockdown in February when a friend recommended I read a book called Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam. This book is about investing directed at expat teachers around the world. It is very good, and it got me into making some ETF investments as I begin to plan for my eventual retirement. I was excited to begin to purchase stocks! But as exciting as it was, I couldn't help but want more out of my trading investments than the passive average 8% a year ETFs offered. Thus, I began to find out more about day trading and having read Andrew Aziz's books (among others, but Andrew's books were the first and remain the best I've read) and after immersing myself in hours of video tutorials on YouTube, I began to paper trade back in July of this year.

To begin with I traded low float penny stocks, trying to use momentum scalping strategies and copying the styles of some of the very successful YouTube guys who do astonishingly well (I'm sure I don't need to name names!), but I have to say I found it supremely difficult to master. I've honestly had four months of mostly making losses, and some days, making big losses in my paper trading account. I also then tried to go live too soon in September and swiftly blew $1,000 cash in my new CMEG account. Suitably chastened, I very sensibly came back to paper trading, resolved now to continue to paper trade until I am able to consistently make profit.

Through October I continued to make losses day trading penny stocks despite my best efforts, and began to grow a little despondent. I finally hit a crossroads a few weeks ago where I knew I had to either invest in an education and begin to really work at this, or else pack it in altogether and spend my time tending to my golf swing (which also sucks).

Well, the first one won! I decided it's time to get serious. As of Monday last week I am now a BBT lifetime member. Let the journey begin!

Why BBT, and not any of the other trading communities? Well, two reasons. First is the focus here on a different category of stock. I didn't want to momentum trade penny stocks anymore: they're just too volatile for me, they move desperately quickly and I found I wasn't able to make decisions quick enough. I like BBT's focus on slightly more expensive, higher-float stocks. These feel more stable to me, and I think will be a better fit for my trading style. 

The second reason is the informed and intelligent approach I see BBT's leading traders take. This feels like a more sober approach to trading, which is what I'm looking for.

I have a great deal to learn. I became so frustrated the last four months not because I was making consistent losses, but because I never felt like I knew what my strategy was. I often found myself entering trades without really knowing why I was entering them. It's weird to be aware this is happening and yet to continue to do it! 

There is hope! Yesterday (Friday 6 November) I actually made what I'd consider to be the best trade I've ever made (clearing a low bar, admittedly, but bear with me!). Having read here about opening range breakouts, and then watching Andrew's videos and reading the playbook materials, I watched $NIO at the open last night. The fourth one-minute candle broke out of the opening range at 9.34am. I went long and made a nice win. This wasn't my best ever trade because I won or because I made some money (I've made more on other trades in the past), but because I felt like I had a plan. I knew what I was looking for. When I saw it I stepped in and placed my trade, scaled in, partialled out. It wasn't perfect: I came out too early, missing out on a continuation, but just having a reason for placing the trade in the first place was huge for me (I was thrilled when I woke up this morning to see Thor's own review where he placed the exact same trade! I feel like I finally did something right) 

The ORB is going to be a critical strategy for me to master. Here in Vietnam we are exactly 12 hours ahead of US ET, so when the market opens at 9.30am and you guys are all sipping coffee and rubbing sleep from your eyes, it's 9.30pm here and I've just finished washing the dishes after dinner! Working my job as I do I really can't trade much past 10pm local time (10am ET) so there is a golden window of 30 minutes when I need to do my trading. It could be argued then that if any one strategy should be my bread and butter, it should be the ORB. I was thoroughly proud of myself last night for that trade!

So, the plan from here is to paper trade until at least the new year, if not longer. I'm in no rush. I have a great job and I'm very well paid already. I don't need the money. I'd like this to become a very profitable little sideline which can continue to fund my longer term investments, and maybe also pay for the odd round of golf in between. I love being a teacher (you don't start a doctorate in something without loving what you do) and I can't imagine ever fully being out of teaching, but perhaps being able to retire early would be nice one day! Either way, I'm in no rush, and I'll take as long as it takes to learn how to do this, and to do it well.

Apologies for going on at such length! It's smashing to meet you all, and here's to whatever's about to come.

All the best,

Adam

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14 hours ago, Cole_T said:

Hello All,

   My name is Cole. I live in Brandon Manitoba Canada. I grew up in a small town about 700kms north of my current home. I became an Industrial/Construction electrician and spent 20 years working a mile underground in a hard rock mine. 8 years ago I got tired of the dark and decided to move south.

      Fast forward to the pandemic, Canada shuts down and I am now sitting at home. Being an old school reading nerd I began reading again during this down time and while searching for my usual fiction books, Andrew's Intro book came across my menu. Not sure how or why his book was in front of me but I read a bit of it and liked where he was coming from. I then went Youtube crazy and relentlessly watched day trading intros, free webinars, blah blah blah! Andrew was the only person who talked endlessly about being good at what you do, not how much money you make. I was hooked. I finished his Intro book and the Advanced book. I have really gotten into the psychology side of things and am truly fascinated by the whole subject of Day Trading.

   I purchased 1 month of BBT to try it out and see if the Lifetime membership was maybe the way. I also purchased the 3 month DAS sim and have been simulating for a couple weeks now. I leave my job at years end to devote myself full time to trading and I hope on being live in March with plans of making a career of this.

  I have never joined a chat room, of any sort before, and am a bit of a grumpy introvert, but I know absolutely nobody that does this and I am looking for someone to be a Bert to my Ernie. Lol

 

PS- All over the lighning bolt and double bottoms/tops

Cole, welcome to BBT. While you've described yourself as an introvert, I invite to get the most out of your trial as possible by asking lots of questions. You'll find tons of people willing to help in the community so don't be afraid to ask! Hope to see you in the chatroom on Monday.

 

Peter

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7 hours ago, Adam Lewis said:

Hello! 

My name is Adam. I'm a 37 year old British expat from Liverpool, England, but now living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam where I've been for seven years. I'm a school teacher by trade (heading up the international department of a bilingual school here in Hanoi). I became a father six months ago and have just started my Education Doctorate, so I'm on several journeys right now I guess!

I began to practice day trading about four months ago. I was initially introduced to stocks and shares during the Covid lockdown in February when a friend recommended I read a book called Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam. This book is about investing directed at expat teachers around the world. It is very good, and it got me into making some ETF investments as I begin to plan for my eventual retirement. I was excited to begin to purchase stocks! But as exciting as it was, I couldn't help but want more out of my trading investments than the passive average 8% a year ETFs offered. Thus, I began to find out more about day trading and having read Andrew Aziz's books (among others, but Andrew's books were the first and remain the best I've read) and after immersing myself in hours of video tutorials on YouTube, I began to paper trade back in July of this year.

To begin with I traded low float penny stocks, trying to use momentum scalping strategies and copying the styles of some of the very successful YouTube guys who do astonishingly well (I'm sure I don't need to name names!), but I have to say I found it supremely difficult to master. I've honestly had four months of mostly making losses, and some days, making big losses in my paper trading account. I also then tried to go live too soon in September and swiftly blew $1,000 cash in my new CMEG account. Suitably chastened, I very sensibly came back to paper trading, resolved now to continue to paper trade until I am able to consistently make profit.

Through October I continued to make losses day trading penny stocks despite my best efforts, and began to grow a little despondent. I finally hit a crossroads a few weeks ago where I knew I had to either invest in an education and begin to really work at this, or else pack it in altogether and spend my time tending to my golf swing (which also sucks).

Well, the first one won! I decided it's time to get serious. As of Monday last week I am now a BBT lifetime member. Let the journey begin!

Why BBT, and not any of the other trading communities? Well, two reasons. First is the focus here on a different category of stock. I didn't want to momentum trade penny stocks anymore: they're just too volatile for me, they move desperately quickly and I found I wasn't able to make decisions quick enough. I like BBT's focus on slightly more expensive, higher-float stocks. These feel more stable to me, and I think will be a better fit for my trading style. 

The second reason is the informed and intelligent approach I see BBT's leading traders take. This feels like a more sober approach to trading, which is what I'm looking for.

I have a great deal to learn. I became so frustrated the last four months not because I was making consistent losses, but because I never felt like I knew what my strategy was. I often found myself entering trades without really knowing why I was entering them. It's weird to be aware this is happening and yet to continue to do it! 

There is hope! Yesterday (Friday 6 November) I actually made what I'd consider to be the best trade I've ever made (clearing a low bar, admittedly, but bear with me!). Having read here about opening range breakouts, and then watching Andrew's videos and reading the playbook materials, I watched $NIO at the open last night. The fourth one-minute candle broke out of the opening range at 9.34am. I went long and made a nice win. This wasn't my best ever trade because I won or because I made some money (I've made more on other trades in the past), but because I felt like I had a plan. I knew what I was looking for. When I saw it I stepped in and placed my trade, scaled in, partialled out. It wasn't perfect: I came out too early, missing out on a continuation, but just having a reason for placing the trade in the first place was huge for me (I was thrilled when I woke up this morning to see Thor's own review where he placed the exact same trade! I feel like I finally did something right) 

The ORB is going to be a critical strategy for me to master. Here in Vietnam we are exactly 12 hours ahead of US ET, so when the market opens at 9.30am and you guys are all sipping coffee and rubbing sleep from your eyes, it's 9.30pm here and I've just finished washing the dishes after dinner! Working my job as I do I really can't trade much past 10pm local time (10am ET) so there is a golden window of 30 minutes when I need to do my trading. It could be argued then that if any one strategy should be my bread and butter, it should be the ORB. I was thoroughly proud of myself last night for that trade!

So, the plan from here is to paper trade until at least the new year, if not longer. I'm in no rush. I have a great job and I'm very well paid already. I don't need the money. I'd like this to become a very profitable little sideline which can continue to fund my longer term investments, and maybe also pay for the odd round of golf in between. I love being a teacher (you don't start a doctorate in something without loving what you do) and I can't imagine ever fully being out of teaching, but perhaps being able to retire early would be nice one day! Either way, I'm in no rush, and I'll take as long as it takes to learn how to do this, and to do it well.

Apologies for going on at such length! It's smashing to meet you all, and here's to whatever's about to come.

All the best,

Adam

Adam, welcome! Sounds like you've already figured out some of the challenges facing traders. This is never as easy as people would either like it to be, or believe it should be. I like your patience approach and hope to see you in the chatroom next week!

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Hello,

My name is Luis. A friend of my brothers is pretty successful at stock and retail. My brother gets advice from him and so I got my feet wet with stocks knowing nothing. Got three books from amazon about 1 month ago. One book is "how to day trade for a living" which is by Andrew Aziz and then that lead me to BearBullTraders. Looking to learn, simulate, interact and see where this takes me; ideally a life style change from the typical 9-5 pm. 

Cheers from Miami, Florida USA fellows!

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hey wow!! Finally someone living in asia. I'm in singapore. I think BBT doesn't "focus" on anything, just happens that the founder and most of the traders trade this style.

Ultimately their trading style might not suit you. (I definitely can't trade like andrew)

And what is good is that there is lots of material here to get started, especially about understanding yourself. 

See you around!

On 11/7/2020 at 7:10 PM, Adam Lewis said:

Hello! 

My name is Adam. I'm a 37 year old British expat from Liverpool, England, but now living and working in Hanoi, Vietnam where I've been for seven years. I'm a school teacher by trade (heading up the international department of a bilingual school here in Hanoi). I became a father six months ago and have just started my Education Doctorate, so I'm on several journeys right now I guess!

I began to practice day trading about four months ago. I was initially introduced to stocks and shares during the Covid lockdown in February when a friend recommended I read a book called Millionaire Teacher by Andrew Hallam. This book is about investing directed at expat teachers around the world. It is very good, and it got me into making some ETF investments as I begin to plan for my eventual retirement. I was excited to begin to purchase stocks! But as exciting as it was, I couldn't help but want more out of my trading investments than the passive average 8% a year ETFs offered. Thus, I began to find out more about day trading and having read Andrew Aziz's books (among others, but Andrew's books were the first and remain the best I've read) and after immersing myself in hours of video tutorials on YouTube, I began to paper trade back in July of this year.

To begin with I traded low float penny stocks, trying to use momentum scalping strategies and copying the styles of some of the very successful YouTube guys who do astonishingly well (I'm sure I don't need to name names!), but I have to say I found it supremely difficult to master. I've honestly had four months of mostly making losses, and some days, making big losses in my paper trading account. I also then tried to go live too soon in September and swiftly blew $1,000 cash in my new CMEG account. Suitably chastened, I very sensibly came back to paper trading, resolved now to continue to paper trade until I am able to consistently make profit.

Through October I continued to make losses day trading penny stocks despite my best efforts, and began to grow a little despondent. I finally hit a crossroads a few weeks ago where I knew I had to either invest in an education and begin to really work at this, or else pack it in altogether and spend my time tending to my golf swing (which also sucks).

Well, the first one won! I decided it's time to get serious. As of Monday last week I am now a BBT lifetime member. Let the journey begin!

Why BBT, and not any of the other trading communities? Well, two reasons. First is the focus here on a different category of stock. I didn't want to momentum trade penny stocks anymore: they're just too volatile for me, they move desperately quickly and I found I wasn't able to make decisions quick enough. I like BBT's focus on slightly more expensive, higher-float stocks. These feel more stable to me, and I think will be a better fit for my trading style. 

The second reason is the informed and intelligent approach I see BBT's leading traders take. This feels like a more sober approach to trading, which is what I'm looking for.

I have a great deal to learn. I became so frustrated the last four months not because I was making consistent losses, but because I never felt like I knew what my strategy was. I often found myself entering trades without really knowing why I was entering them. It's weird to be aware this is happening and yet to continue to do it! 

There is hope! Yesterday (Friday 6 November) I actually made what I'd consider to be the best trade I've ever made (clearing a low bar, admittedly, but bear with me!). Having read here about opening range breakouts, and then watching Andrew's videos and reading the playbook materials, I watched $NIO at the open last night. The fourth one-minute candle broke out of the opening range at 9.34am. I went long and made a nice win. This wasn't my best ever trade because I won or because I made some money (I've made more on other trades in the past), but because I felt like I had a plan. I knew what I was looking for. When I saw it I stepped in and placed my trade, scaled in, partialled out. It wasn't perfect: I came out too early, missing out on a continuation, but just having a reason for placing the trade in the first place was huge for me (I was thrilled when I woke up this morning to see Thor's own review where he placed the exact same trade! I feel like I finally did something right) 

The ORB is going to be a critical strategy for me to master. Here in Vietnam we are exactly 12 hours ahead of US ET, so when the market opens at 9.30am and you guys are all sipping coffee and rubbing sleep from your eyes, it's 9.30pm here and I've just finished washing the dishes after dinner! Working my job as I do I really can't trade much past 10pm local time (10am ET) so there is a golden window of 30 minutes when I need to do my trading. It could be argued then that if any one strategy should be my bread and butter, it should be the ORB. I was thoroughly proud of myself last night for that trade!

So, the plan from here is to paper trade until at least the new year, if not longer. I'm in no rush. I have a great job and I'm very well paid already. I don't need the money. I'd like this to become a very profitable little sideline which can continue to fund my longer term investments, and maybe also pay for the odd round of golf in between. I love being a teacher (you don't start a doctorate in something without loving what you do) and I can't imagine ever fully being out of teaching, but perhaps being able to retire early would be nice one day! Either way, I'm in no rush, and I'll take as long as it takes to learn how to do this, and to do it well.

Apologies for going on at such length! It's smashing to meet you all, and here's to whatever's about to come.

All the best,

Adam

 

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Nice to 'meet' you Paul! Let me know if you're ever around VN. I was in Singapore for a conference a few years back. Wonderful place, on my list of potential future destinations to move to, once we're in a post-pandemic world...!

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Hi, I'm Ciaran. I'm from Ireland, been trading crypto for a few years with limited success. I think day trading might be a better fit for my personality so thats what has me here. 

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Hi Everyone,

I'm Raghav (31) from Detroit. If you made money  during the Bitcoin boom in 2017, I probably helped fund you by getting in at the very end the night before the crash. I've since learned not to get into trades without doing my homework (I paid $7.5K for that lesson) and read Andrew's book after taking a course on day trading on Udemy. I've been trading on ToS for about a month on SIM. I switched to live with a 25.3K account and giving myself a strict $300 budget to trade because I felt that would be a better experience than paying for a SIM. After working with TOS for a while, I decided that wasn't the right platform and decided to switch to DAS after re-reading Andrew's book. I joined this community after being kicked from a FB community for asking if anyone there had read Andrew's book, and decided to check this one out. After trying it out for a week, I've decided this is a good community to trade, especially because almost everyone on here knows what strategies I'm trading and can advise me from that perspective.

My goal is to eventually be able to grow my portfolio by 1% avg per day with a 1000 share position. I'm hoping to get there by the end of next year in SIM and/or live, though that timeline is quite flexible.

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