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Hi @Trader2021 Welcome to BBT! I am also on TOS and am sticking with it until consistently profitable and scaled up in trading. My reasoning is to mitigate added financial pressure (fee's, I simply don't like trading in SIM) and I find my free platform to be plenty adequate *knock on wood. It definitely has had it's issues but seems to be fine since the Schwab merger. I don't experience any delays in fills, etc. *knock on more wood.* Make sure your overall settings are set to the fastest speeds.  There's a cog wheel before logging in and then look at your application settings once logged in as well. By default, the settings are delayed. I traded for about a year before learning this.

Best of luck!

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Hi Zack, 

I do feel welcome here!

I definitely know about the group, I'm just a professional social-distancer.  I will force myself to join sooner than later, lol.

I urge you to try recording yourself for a few sessions and journal off of that! The clarity that comes with it is amazing. And nothing helps me to overcome my struggles faster than watching myself make mistakes. It's painful watching yourself repeat habits you know need changing.  It carries more weight than just knowing what you need to do. Knowing AND seeing/hearing what you are doing really drives the desire to actually change home for me. The psychological patterns become more of an awareness as well. 

I am also focused on ORB's right now. I'm on my second test set and keeping the time frames open until I have enough data.

Good luck going live! 

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Howdy everyone, I am Jonah. I am from beach cities So. Cal. but currently living in Phuket, Thailand.

My profession is in IT but looking to diversify my income stream. I decided to check out day trading because of the freedom that comes along with it. The ability to be anywhere in the world and still able to trade (as long as you have a solid internet connection).

I came across Aziz's book on Amazon and decided to sign up here after I completed the reading.

I am looking forward to learning something new and meeting new and experienced day traders alike.

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Hi all, my name is Bret, I'm from Connecticut in the US, and recently left Pfizer after20  years. I've recently been trading more actively since I left Pfizer and realized that I needed a proper education after green day of $13K in Support.com and then turning around, getting greedy, and losing the $13K+$4K more. I realized that I needed to get an education, but I didn't like the "gamification" tone of some of content I was reading online and in Youtube. So, I read Andrew's book, and quickly identified myself throughout, and realized that BBT is the place for me. Started this week and feverishly working thru the training. The serious tone of BBT, professionalism, and emphasis on training speaks to me. Looking forward to hopefully being a contributing member of over time.

Best,

Bret G

 

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Hey everyone, how are you all?

My name is Nick and I'm a TV professional, looking to get more involved in trading and investing. Been reading Andrew's books, and following the market all year.

I've signed up for the trial membership for now, and am strongly considering getting the annual (as it's currently discounted), but also looking to see if I'd fit in here?

I'm signed up with TD Ameritrade, and have been in Think or Swim for months, and have gotten pretty comfortable with it - are others here using this? I know others apps are faster (esp for day trading), I'm just dreading learning another software as I'm so invested in TOS haha. But I also know I may need to bite the bullet and jump to Das Trader Pro if it's better, and helps me learn more easily from all of you.

And finally, I'm really into index funds - are there others here trading them? As someone knew to trading, I really enjoy the simplicity of tracking a small bunch of them. Just curious if most of you are trading company stocks, or if index funds fit into your plans as well.

Thanks so much for your time. And have a great weekend.

Cheers

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Hello Everyone. New here . Have been dabbling with trading for 2 years. some successfully some not. Noticed i needed more training and discipline to do this full time. So  i am here. would appreciate any guidance and help in my journey to become a better trader.

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Hello BBT,

I am a new member of BBT community. I opened my account with Rabinhood and it was my 1st experience buying stock. I was trying to day trade using Rabinhood. My knowledge was very low about all technical indicators. I only learned different orders type from the apps. I  made $200 within few minutes. I was so excited but within next 30 minutes I lost almost $1000. I felt so bad. Finally I started reading books and switched to TDA. Now I joined BBT as a trial member and learning DAS. This community is very helpful and so far my experience is great with BBT. Thank you. 

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Hello all. My name is Maurice, and I live in Los Angeles. Originally I came from France. I trade Options for two and a half years. Like a lot of you, I join BBT after riding Andrews books. It is the best trading education I have ever found. Thanks to all BBT members and staff for the warm welcome. See you soon.

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Hi Everyone,

My name is Hemank and I live in Los Angeles. I was attracted to BBT after reading Andrew's book. It was clear and understandable. After watching some of the morning YouTube videos, I felt more comfortable that this would be a good group to join. I have traded for just over a year which has been a learning curve. I still feel I have much to learn especially in discipline. I look forward to being part of the community and working with the mentors and educators.  

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Hi everyone, I'm Will and a new member. I live in Santa Monica, CA and would love to meet other traders in the area. Let me know if you're interested!

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good day everyone

Total noob here.  I live 1 hour north of Toronto , Ontario, Canada.

I found BBT much like everyone else. Andrews book got the wheels turning and i eventually made my way to BBT and joined a few days ago

 

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Hey everyone, I’m Brian and joined BBT back in early October 2021. Happy to learn and knowledge share with other like minded traders!

My trading story began back around 2005 when I started investing in mutual funds and later select stocks with mixed success. After educating myself a bit and joining an options guru group, I began trading in options around 2010. Had early success which got into my head almost immediately and eventually suffered huge losses. That lead to several years of buy and hold with a basket of index funds resulting from a fear of trying anything different or new.

Around 2018 I started to dip my toes in the trading waters and read several books, YouTube, following gurus on Twitter etc. Eventually I joined a patreon group/discord in late 2019 which had mixed results (Jerry Romine). This group was based on more fundamentals and swing trading which didn't excite me much. I've always been drawn to technical trading and don’t love to hold positions overnight (makes me anxious).

After about a year of that I joined another Discord (Lade Back Trading) and had awesome early success. Then a slow bleed over several months since I hadn't addressed a number of psychological and trade management issues that I had developed. I still use the technical pattern experience that I learned in Lade Back's group, but it was abruptly shut down in 2021.

So left to my own devices with lingering trade psychology issues I suffered catastrophic losses over the ensuing months. In June 2021 I liquidated all my open positions with a 65% loss in my retirement account on the year. And a 90% loss in my other trading account on the year.

I took a few months off to focus on anything but trading. Then in September 2021 I picked up Andrew’s books and gave them another read. This lead me to joining BBT in early October.

Currently I’m 100% sim trading until I get my confidence back, resolve my psychological hangups, and validate my favorite 1 or 2 strategies. Plan is to trade live again by the end of Q1 2022 but all depends on progress of my trade plan.

Anyways sorry for the book here haha. I have a lot of experience with different trading strategies, instruments, and cycles, but where I need work is psychology and trade management. Until this is fixed and I learn how to trade properly, I’m gonna be in the sim or die trying! Happy to offer any help I can to the group.

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Welcome @Creed. I love how open and honest you are about your journey.

I too am working on overcoming psychological struggles. I think all traders have them- whether or not they are willing to recognize and resolve them is a whole other issue. 

It sounds like you've got a good plan laid out for yourself. I wish you the best.

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Hello everyone!

My name is Ivan, 24, and I am just about a month into trading on the sim in DAS. Originally from Colombia, I was raised in South Florida. In my free time, I love hitting the beach and the gym as well as spending time with friends and family. One thing I've noticed about day trading is that you have to put in the time to practice, it's really the only way to see if it will be a viable career path. I'm almost fully recovered from Lyme disease, but in the meantime this has given me the time to see if day trading is right for me while also going back to school to get my degree (gotta keep all options on the table). My current plan is to practice on the sim and eventually with a small account in order to apply to a prop firm. I was wondering if anyone has any advice or recommendations in regards to prop firms? Also I'm looking for a trading buddy and/or mentor, because I am determined to give day trading a real chance and I would love to learn and grow as much as I can. 

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