I wanted to start a thread and give a little back to the community here.
Most people lose when it comes to trading, and the average trader doesn’t last more than 2 years. Past that, there’s a gap between “normal” and “professional” that many are confused about, so I’ve written a bit about what can help bridge that gap and become a “professional trader.”
I currently work in the industry (at an equities firm and for myself as an independent trader,) and the majority of my income comes from trading in the markets. Through my time interning through school, my work at the firm, and on my own, I’ve surrounded myself with traders of all types. I hope to pass on the things I’ve learned and what’s worked best for me.
What you won’t find here:
A free lunch (no such thing.)
What I won’t tolerate:
Responses proving you didn’t read the entire thread before posting.
Non-constructive additions to the thread (post here if you want to contribute or enhance what’s already been written. Do not post inane nonsense. The only exception is if you want to post a “thanks!”)
If you want to post in this thread:
Be polite and helpful to others. That’s it. No flaming.
I ended up writing out 11 pages in word... so uploading this section by section and formatting might take a while. Don't jump the gun quite yet and wait till it's all posted. Thanks!
And PLEASE: I put a fair bit of work into this, don't just copy paste it around.. if you'd like to share it, at least link people to this thread so they can be exposed to the forum and may even sign up.
(edit, also I kinda just wrote it all out without much proof reading... it should be quite readable but forgive any missing words or typos.)