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Hi Everyone, My name is Kyle A. I live In Central PA, about half an hour outside Harrisburg. I'm 31 and work as an operations supervisor for an aerospace company. I've been interested in the stock market for a while now, and have done some swing trading and crypto trading, but never took it too seriously. I was recently laid off and decided to take the free time I have to learn more about day trading. I've spent a bit of time with some other communities but after reading Andrews book and doing a trial, decided that this would be the right community for me. I've also been in the process of completing my degree in finance, so I am hoping to use some of what I learn here to help me in my career. 

I spent the last two weeks or so reading and going through all of the training, Today was my first day of the simulation, and im hoping to do it for another 3 months or so. 

 

 

 

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Hello all! Feels good to be back in the BBT community.  I was in this community back in the Vancouver Trading days.  It has come a long way!  Congrats to Andrew, Bryan and the team for what they have built.  I look forward to trading with this community again.  I am currently still in the simulator with expectations to be live in the next 2-4 months.  I also find that having a small team of traders is invaluable.  If anyone is interested in being in a small group that shares recaps, etc - send me a DM!  

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Hi,

My name is Lee. I'm from Sydney,  Australia.

Came across BBT on YouTube and decided to join the community here.  Hoping to gain some knowledge and insight on how you all trade the markets. 

Wish you the best in your trading, will see you in the chat room.

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Good evening everyone!

I got into investing in the stock in December of 2019, and thoroughly enjoyed that rollercoaster of a ride, which fortunately had many more ups than downs. As I was on Amazon looking for books on valuing stocks, I stumbled across Andrew's book, needless to say, he got my f'ing hooked on this potential career path, which I don't know if I should be cursing him or thanking him...time will tell 🙂

A little bit about me, I'm 32 years old and live in Baltimore, MD, where I was born and raised. I have a super dry/sarcastic sense of humor which I'll try to refrain from on message boards because I'd rather not come across as a jerk when I'm just teasing 🙂 Other than that, I'm big into fishing, anything competitive/games, eating, working out (to eat), and going down YT rabbit holes (it's a problem). I'm very much looking forward to getting to know this group and helping out where I can.

Talk soon,

-Max

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Hello everybody! My name is Cees and I live in Gouda in the Netherlands. I'm 25 years old an I work as an airline pilot for KLM.

I've been daytrading now for about 1,5-2 years and made huge steps already, but I'm still missing an edge I feel to become profitable. Currently I'm trading with about a 25%-30% accuracy going for 2R or nothing, so I'm about 10% short of becoming a successful and profitable daytrader. I'm mainly looking for Pullbacks and 3 Bar plays and recently also for Opening Range Breakouts. Right now I'm mostly trading in the simulator still to protect my capital until I feel I've found what's needed to become profitable. I came across BBT on YouTube and read all Andrew's books by now.

The thing I've been struggling the most with is accepting any losses at all. They're obviously always going to happen, maybe even over 50% of the time shooting for 2R. But to me they always felt as failures and as an airline pilot, not succeeding 50% of the time is of course unacceptable. If anybody has any tips with it or any similar experiences please let me know and I'd love to get in touch with anybody to share experiences or to share trades and insights.

What I expect from the BBT community is just some community feedback and support and also to look at others and maybe give some feedback and support. I hope it'll help me find my edge and become successful and profitable over the next years.

Thanks a lot all anyways and I'm looking forward to talking to you all in the upcoming time!

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Hello everyone.

My name is Jonathan (JR on the chat) and have been here for almost a month now I think.  I live in the UK in North London.

I worked in ABN AMRO (yes I worked with the credit derivatives desk at the fold!) , RBS and finally UBS many years ago in sales and was looking to transfer over to sales trading. I actually left the banks and have been a property developer ever since. The last few years have been very tough running larger and larger jobs. I finally realised I need to take a step back so I'm intending to shift to pure development by contracting all works out to main contractors and this has opened up time to finally realise my old and constant dream of trading for a living. Working the US markets is perfect as it allows me to do my diligence for the first half of the day in the other business and concentrate on trading in the afternoon.

As per probably everyone here and certainly those lucky enough to stumble across it Andrews book opened up a realisation of day trading without the reports and analysts working for the institutional investors that appears truly viable. Due to my history and constant interest in the markets I feel I have a good base of understanding; unfortunately nothing that applies to technical chart analysis. However the books I have read thanks to BBT have hugely improved that knowledge. 

I have been trading sim on DAS since I set it up and although I know I've only been guessing it has allowed me to put into practice working from the indicators and understanding of candlesticks. Currently putting together a trade book and intend to continue in the sim for another month or 2 dependant on consistency and profitability. 

Very much looking forward to getting involved with the community and learning and helping where I can.

As an aside I just want to say how impressive the systems and education that has been put together by BBT is. As a company owner what I learnt in a few short hours from Mr. Baehr's videos alone was embarrassing. Thank you for what you have created and the vast wealth of information provided. BBT is so much more than I expected when I signed up and I feel you have certainly provided me more than my money's worth.

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Greetings!
 

I am Gjeret, from just outside of Milwaukee. Mid 40’s, wife, kids., business owner.

I have been running an IT services Firm since 2007, have a few employees and have been profitable every year (even if it was just profitable)  and....

I am tired of it.  Not the tech, but the clients and the emergency calls at 2am, the Amazon affect decimating any hardware profits, and small business owners taking the advice of they Kid at Best Buy or the neighbors 13yo over the advice of an expert. The HR aspects of the business, the “work when you want” unless a client has an emergency or schedules a move.  So...

 

One of my very very very successful friends owns a software firm, as we were getting drunk at a food crawl, he confided in  me that his money wasn’t from the tech, that just funded him, his money was from the stock market   That has always been in the back of my mind

GME got me interested enough to open a Robinhood account, then a Webull and fidelity account.  Learned the hard way not to chase a meme stock, and found a saying on Reddit...

Bulls make money, Bears make money, Pigs get slaughtered.

I got slaughtered 

but, got back up, picked up a book off Amazon (day trading for a living), 

reading that trading was work, but there was a trainable process and was often boring ...  I need some boring!  That sounds wonderful!

that book led me to this website, so I signed up..

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, gjeret said:

Greetings!
 

I am Gjeret, from just outside of Milwaukee. Mid 40’s, wife, kids., business owner.

I have been running an IT services Firm since 2007, have a few employees and have been profitable every year (even if it was just profitable)  and....

I am tired of it.  Not the tech, but the clients and the emergency calls at 2am, the Amazon affect decimating any hardware profits, and small business owners taking the advice of they Kid at Best Buy or the neighbors 13yo over the advice of an expert. The HR aspects of the business, the “work when you want” unless a client has an emergency or schedules a move.  So...

 

One of my very very very successful friends owns a software firm, as we were getting drunk at a food crawl, he confided in  me that his money wasn’t from the tech, that just funded him, his money was from the stock market   That has always been in the back of my mind

GME got me interested enough to open a Robinhood account, then a Webull and fidelity account.  Learned the hard way not to chase a meme stock, and found a saying on Reddit...

Bulls make money, Bears make money, Pigs get slaughtered.

I got slaughtered 

but, got back up, picked up a book off Amazon (day trading for a living), 

reading that trading was work, but there was a trainable process and was often boring ...  I need some boring!  That sounds wonderful!

that book led me to this website, so I signed up..

 

 

 

Welcome, Gjeret! We will strive to be on the interesting edge of boring....keep smiling and I look forward to seeing you in the chatroom!

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Hello BBT Family!

I am in Tomball Texas (suburb/small town in NW Houston). I am 51 years old and have worked for myself for the past 20 years. I have been an owner/operator of several IT Consulting Companies. These companies have afforded me a lifestyle to do the things I truly love. I have coached high school football and baseball for the past 10 years, my true passion, winning multiple State Championships across both sports. The best was is that I was able to coach both of my sons through Jr High and High School in both sports creating memories that we will have forever. My wife also coached my daughter in cheer during that time, so it was a complete family affair. Even though my kids have graduated, I continue to coach for the love of the coach/player relationship and the impact I can have on these young men. Like my own sons, I maintain relationships with them after graduating, many of who are now getting married and having children of their own.

Professionally, it has always been an up/down market, especially here in Houston where most of my customers are large/medium oil-related companies. My latest companies' services have been focused on Business Intelligence/Reporting and Analytics for the past 10 years. I love the work that we do, because I love bringing a customer's business alive to them on the screen and allowing them to make better decisions.

Since 2018, the daily grind of chasing that next project and that next customer has weared on me and I have begun to lose my passion for the business. I started looking for alternative business ideas that I could really get excited about. I love coaching and sports and looked at some areas there. I love mountain biking and since I was a kid have enjoyed building and customizing my own bicycles, so I looked I explored those areas.

In 2020, my business was almost decimated due to COVID and the oil and gas industry cutting way back. I never thought much about the stock market, except from a data analytics perspective. At times we would use publicly available market data to demo our data aggregation and reporting solutions. I always thought that you needed to be educated in economics/finance to really understand the stock market and be a trader.

Andrews book came across my Kindle recommendations and peaked my interest. While reading his book, I was really drawn to the analytics of the real-time data (it just happened to be stock candlestick charts and level 2 price data). My analytical brain couldn't get enough. I joined BBT and started through the Educational Center, watching everything I could. I got a SIM license to see if I could see the same things in a real-time environment, instead of just looking at historical charts and data. I couldn't believe how much fun I was having just watching stocks and price action (even if I wasn't trading). Reminded me of teaching my sons how to hunt by making them just watch deer for hours and hours, seeing how they interacted with one another and how the environment would change their behavior (cold/hot/raining/windy/etc).

For the first time, since I started my first company, I really felt drawn to something tot he point that I was willing to invest hours and hours in education/training/practicing. Sometimes just watching stocks and how they respond to the environment without trading. I have finally found what I want to do as my next career.

I am finishing my first 3 months in simulator and am opening a small CMEG account to start trading live. I know it will be a long journey, so I am keeping my consulting business alive a little longer until I can trade full time. I love this community and am thrilled to be a part of it.

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Wooo!!! Burnt Out Information Technology Business Owners / Consultants Unite!

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56 minutes ago, gjeret said:

Wooo!!! Burnt Out Information Technology Business Owners / Consultants Unite!

LOL....we should have a summit, u think !!!

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Hello Everyone....This is Mohamed (Moe) Nada from Egypt..

I'm 37 years old, married, have 3 kids, and have no experience whatsoever in trading!!

So what got me into trading now?

Well, let me give a little background about myself...

I'm an Electronics Engineer, but never really worked as an engineer...My 15 years of corporate experience is mainly in Operations and Sales...currently I work for GE as Commercial Operations Manager (well, I know the GE stock is not really popular among some of you here in BBT, especially Norm, but trust it's not my fault 🙂).

I've always thought that investing and trading were very dangerous endeavors after hearing all those horrible stories about people who went broke...I always chose the "safe" way which is depositing my savings in the bank for interest and maybe enrolling into some of the bank's "Investment and Insurance" policies that guarantees a fixed return after x number of years...

What really struck me was that one of those policies I enrolled back in 2011 got the bank deducting a small portion of my salary on monthly basis...I actually forgot about this one (the amount was really small to be noticed, plus it was an "investment" plan anyway so I wasn't expecting anything in the short term), but when I asked about it's due date (which should be in 2021) and the amount that I should be receiving, they told me that I made some additional 12,000 Egyptian Pounds....That's around 760 USD!!!

Yes you got that right...760 USD was my total return AFTER 10 YEARS!!!

Of course the amount that got deducted every month for this policy for the 10 years was so small, but still...I thought to myself, what if I was actually investing this small amount myself every month for 10 years? What would have been the outcome? Well, I think I could have done better than 760 USD.

So when I started reading and learning about investing and trading, I came across Day Trading and Andrew's book...

I finished the book in 3 days...And I just couldn't think of anything else...I took notes (haven't done that since my university days), researched the internet, re-read many parts of book over again...I just got hooked...and it's not because of the profits (of course it is still a factor), but I just fell in love with the process, the strategies, the psychological aspects and the challenge.

I actually tried many side hustles in the past, but none of the things I tried really resonated with me and my personality like trading. I sometimes question myself now how come I never thought of getting into this field earlier...but I believe that everything happens for a reason...Probably if I got in any earlier, I would have been that reckless trader who would have blown his own account in the first couple of weeks/months and would stop trading for good...

Now that I've become a little wiser (I hope!!) and not really going after the bucks (my current job pays the bills), I believe I'm better positioned to take on this challenge at this point in my life and take my time in learning, preparing and doing it the right way.

Currently I'm reviewing the online classes, working on my TradeBook and strategy (currently VWAP reversal is my favorite...I have no idea why but it's the one that resonated with me the most, so I'm sticking with it for now) and planning to be on a simulator sometime this week for 3 months. Hopefully by July I will go live.

Sorry for the long introduction guys. Can't wait to discuss with you all, and looking forward to seeing you in the Chatroom.

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Hello everyone,

My story is probably like many. I was a military guy for 10 years, now I'm in the family Dry Cleaning business. I like the challenge of owning a business and running it (Covid was a real test!), however, I would like to leave my area of the country but...thats difficult. This isn't the type of business to be an absentee owner. Its very labor heavy and machinery heavy, which I'd like to get away from with rapidly rising costs.

I have always dabbled in stocks, but had no strategy, little knowledge, got lucky here, unlucky there but it was fascinating. Like many others, I searched for some reading material to gain knowledge, Andrew's book came up so I purchased and read it. It really got my mind turning that this lifestyle could fit what I want to accomplish and do. I'm no stranger to hard work and steep learning curves, and this seems to be no exception!

I look forward to learning and growing with this community.

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Greetings!  My name is Scott, I live in Stillwater Minnesota. Found BBT via an audio book on Audible. I've been studied trading for over 5 years before moving to live charts, and just started  trading real money with the MES (Micro-ES).  

As I prove to myself I can consistently trade, only then will I move on to the ES-mini. 

I am looking forward to checking out BBT and see what it is all about first hand. All fo  now.....

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Hi guys,

My name is David from Switzerland, 39 years old and considering Day trading after reading Andrew's 2 books. 

I just finished my 1 week trial and gonna start the monthly subscription in order to learn as much as I can to see if DT is for me.

Chers!

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