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Greetings everybody from here in the UK. 

My name is Kyle Spiller and I am right at the beginning of my journey to learn how to become successful at day trading.

My day job is in the field of Construction dispute resolution which developed from my primary trade of Quantity Surveying (not sure what you would call this profession in the US?).  Luckily I work for myself so I have the flexibility to perform my day role around US trading hours.

This looks like a really vibrant community and I'm looking forward to learning with you all.

It would be great to hear from anyone else who is UK based and understanding how you manage the time difference.

Best Regards
Kyle

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Hi BBT,

My name's Kevin, ("Gator" in BBT).

Joined BBT 6 months ago after doing some trading and reading Andrew's book. I have market experience as a former analyst.

I've been in Sim for several months and just began trading live a month ago. 

Looking for others to chat about anything Trading related.

I live on Long Island for those NY metro traders. Who knows, we might be able to get together soon.

Thanks,

Kevin

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Hello BBT'ers,

My name is David ("RunnerJones" in BBT).

I'm from the UK, I'm a filmmaker (well a videographer, but filmmaker sounds much cooler). I work from home when I'm editing, so that gives me the chance to trade the open of the markets, if I'm efficient with my time. I'm also a keen runner (hence the forum handle), and I'm usually training for one event or another, next up is Manchester marathon.

I've dabbled on and off in trading/investing since buying some Bitcoin back in 2013. I actually bought a few coins for $500 a piece back then, and almost instantly they crashed to $50, so that was my first big lesson in the markets, and I've had a few more lessons since then. 

I've found myself pulled towards day trading, and after joining BBT last week, I'm now slowly working my way through the education on the site, and thoroughly enjoying the process.

If anyone else is at a similar stage in their BBT journey, and want some company along the way then please do drop me a line as I'd love to hear from you.

Happy trading everyone,

David

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Greetings BBT!

My name is Nolan, I'm a 21 year-old aspiring actor and martial artist from San Francisco, CA.  I have always found interest in both business and investing, and after endless research and then reading Andrew's book How to Day Trade for a Living,  there was no better way to start my journey to financial freedom than to join a credible community of successful day traders and acquiring life-long skills to understand the financial markets.  I am very pleased with what the community has to offer and the opportunities it brings.  I just joined this week and focusing mainly in the Education Center and Onboarding introductions.  I cannot wait to meet everyone in the community and soak as much knowledge in as I can.  I appreciate everyone giving me the chance to learn, and someday I hope I can contribute to the growth and education of the BBT community!

Thank you BBT!

Nolan

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Hello BBT,

My name is James.  I have been investing in stocks for several years and have been interested in trading for awhile now.  I stumbled across Andrew's book on Amazon, which led me here. 

I have just moved from Los Angeles to Boston.  As I am working from home and am still working west coast hours, I have extra time in the morning to get more serious about trading.

I have just signed up for the yearly membership and am voraciously devouring what content I can. This seems like a great community and I'm looking forward to what will come.

Thanks and happy trading all.

James

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Hello Traders,

My name is Luis. I'm an IT consultant out of Puerto Rico. I discovered Andrew through his first book about 4 years ago. I was so impressed with the community that I joined for several months just to get a feel for the group. Unfortunately, my focus at the moment was to solidify my business, capitalize and get ready to officially jump in. So I'm here now to officially begin my day trading journey. I don't have any rush and would like to learn first of all. I have a background in financial advising having being licensed for about 9 years and hated the business part of it. Would love to setup a simple system where I can begin getting small accomplishments and go from there. I'm open to buddy with anyone else who finds themselves in a similar situation as me and would like to openly and humbly share their goals and learning journey.

Thanks for reading and happy learning.

Luis

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On 1/13/2020 at 8:15 PM, 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.

I just started a couple months ago (paper trading right now) and I'm from the same area too! I'm in lawrenceville, ga

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Hi Everyone,

COVID has brought pros and cons.  For the cons: way too many zoom calls at all hours of the day and night.  There are no boundaries anymore for personal life or even eating and taking a shower in the morning.  For the pros: more precious time with family (I have a 4 year old son) although there are days we long for school to reopen.  I came to the conclusion that there are more important things to do with my time and life is too short.  The timing and our situation was right to enable me to retire from the semiconductor industry (a little early at age 60).  I am now focused on Intraday trading as a business.  I live with my wife and son in San Jose CA.

I started in sim in early March, which was fun because all of the NFT momentum.  I made a single trade for $8200 and had six green days in a row before the honeymoon ended.  But I was up $16k in March.  Proceeded to draw down in April, but never went negative.   I was spending too much time trading and developing bad habits.    I started to only trade two or three days a week and spend the rest of the time learning about what I was trying to do. 

Currently I am finishing my business plan and putting together a solid Tradebook.  I joined the community today and look forward to learning and helping (when I'm able).  

I use a MacBook Pro 15 (2019) and that has presented some unusual challenges.  I've sorted them out.  Let me know if you also have issues.  Maybe I can help, or learn what to watch out for.  I use Trade Ideas for scanners.  I have an IBKR account for paper trading with TWS, but It is not ideal for live trading.  I have a live trading account with Lightspeed and use Lightspeed Trader as my platform.  I use OneNote and Excel for journaling/tracking.

I haven't started live yet, but am targeting to do so in June. 

The BBT community has already been of great help and influence on my development.  I look forward to getting to know more as part of the community.

Thanks 

Jim

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Yet another new trader intro.  I'm a dyslexic, INTJ, with a few degrees who just stumbled upon day trading a few weeks ago.  I was re balancing my investment portfolio and wondered what the difference between the order types were and hit a massive rabbit hole on youtube.  Then I purchased " Stock market explained" on Audible and had a little "ah ha" moment.  I'm still working my way through " How to day trade for a living" but have seen enough to go nuclear and commit to this profession at 41.

Day Trading ticks off all the boxes for me:  simple math, patterns, problem solving, strategy, more strategy, some complexity, continuous learning, and learning resources that are audio visual. 

I'll be looking for a Discord group (audio over text) to join but honestly it feels like I'm showing up to the playground and being embarrassed about asking if I can play.  We'll get along if you enjoy a little sarcasm, don't mind answering questions, like coffee (espresso, coffee roasting, etc), skiing (up or downhill), bikes (road, single track, or Zwift), and can tolerate pointers on your shitty desk ergonomics.  I generally come in 2nd by most metrics so if you're super anal about winning all the time then I'm a safe bet. 

 

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Hi everyone,

I'll try to keep this as brief as possible; my name is Leland and I'm a member from a few years ago and have decided to re-start my trading career.  I was first exposed to the market in 2013 and naively made some cash buying stock and, at the time didn't know I was gambling.  PLUG made a run up one night in 2014, as I was trading in Tokyo hours and I made close to $1k.  Since then I've been off and on at various levels of seriousness, culminating in a $13k($10k principle and all gain) loss after going live for one month using DAS, about 2 and a half years ago.  If I'm honest with myself about that and the time period since, I wasn't really a trader.  I was trading on borrowed money, which is doomed to start.

I've done some personal and financial work, gotten out of debt, and put some cash aside.  There's much more to do.  The psychology modules really have opened me up to the mental problems I've had with becoming a trader.  For instance, when I joined BBT and went live, I would post the highest number I could in the chatroom and whatsapp, because of Narcissism and needing to feel important.  I share Mike's sentiment of needing to be right, and would try to win EVERY trade and prove the market wrong.  

So here I am in North Carolina, a brand new scarred up trader in training.  Haven't even bought the DAS sim yet, because I want to go back through all the modules a least a couple time before even starting that.

I'm not great with online relationship but I hope to make some type of connections here, and add value as well instead of just taking from the community like I did before.

 

Leland Watson

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Posted (edited)

Hello Everyone, My name is Prakash and I am from Dallas, TX. I am new to day trading, but do little bit of swing trading. 

I am working full time in my corporate job, but have 1-2 hours available in the morning market hours. I read Andrew's book and felt like I can learn this. I am going over the training material and started the simulator for couple weeks now. I am learning the risk management and trying to find the right strategy. I am still very slow in identifying strategy in live environment. Hope to learn that soon:)

Looking forward to any meetup in Dallas-Fort worth area and connect with some of the experienced day traders.

Edited by prakashbpatel

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On 8/1/2021 at 6:50 PM, prakashbpatel said:

Hello Everyone, My name is Prakash and I am from Dallas, TX. I am new to day trading, but do little bit of swing trading. 

I am working full time in my corporate job, but have 1-2 hours available in the morning market hours. I read Andrew's book and felt like I can learn this. I am going over the training material and started the simulator for couple weeks now. I am learning the risk management and trying to find the right strategy. I am still very slow in identifying strategy in live environment. Hope to learn that soon:)

Looking forward to any meetup in Dallas-Fort worth area and connect with some of the experienced day traders.

Welcome to BBT Prakash! Stay tuned for Tx meetups! 


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Hello BBT,

My name is Pedro, I'm from Portugal.

I'm new to trading. I practiced for 2 months in SIM (April  and May) and start live since June with small size just to get used. I'm trading in part-time at this moment, but want to do this full-time when i can be consistently profitable. Still looking to get break even...

Hope i can get all the help an knowlege here with this comunity.

Hugs,

Pedro.

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On 8/4/2021 at 5:15 PM, Pedro Pereira said:

Hello BBT,

My name is Pedro, I'm from Portugal.

I'm new to trading. I practiced for 2 months in SIM (April  and May) and start live since June with small size just to get used. I'm trading in part-time at this moment, but want to do this full-time when i can be consistently profitable. Still looking to get break even...

Hope i can get all the help an knowlege here with this comunity.

Hugs,

Pedro.

Welcome to BBT Pedro! 


Abiel Guerra

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abiel@bearbulltraders.com

 @abielguerra 

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Hi BBT community. I am new with pretty much everything here and related to trading. I found Andrew's books last year and the BBT books earlier this year. I've begun my journey and I plan to do this full time. I usually keep a low profile, but I plan to come out of hole from time to time.

To Andrew, BBT mentors, and BBT community - thanks for sharing your knowledge, experience, and stories!

Saint_K

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