Found my way to this site after months of trading, and months of mistakes.
Decided maybe the best thing is to keep a log.
Just a spot of background. Im 46, studied computer science and now do software testing which i find pretty boring. Started out doing pilot training - amazing time. Flew the T-6 Texan.
Hobbies are my main interest, Model Building, aircraft etc, and now trading.
I would love it if I can get to be a full time trader - so lets see.
I find it fascinating and challenging and slightly cheesed off that I only found out about this within the last 8 months. If i had known about this when i was 18!!, and if there had been an internet when I was 18!!
I would have had years to learn and become a mature trader.
anyway - here we are - grasping on with both hands.
I do not know anyone who trades (amongst freinds and aquaintances) and it almost seems to be one of the most secretive persuits. Thats not ntrue of course, but it just seems like it.
So I took to youtube to get my first lessons in trading and practiced for a month
went live and had great success for 2 months.
Then lost it all - almost.
Now trying to get back into it - with good habits and a disciplined mental state.
I have around $1200 in my account and am ONLY trading $US / yen.
I will record my balance whenever I do a post, but more importantly I want to record and possibly discuss the psycholigical side behind the trading and how I am holding up to what I have set for myself, as I had found myself doing things in trading going blatantly against good advise and logic, so strong is the emotional side of trading (for me).
My goals - long term (simplified)
To firstly regain my losses
To nreach a point where i can trade full time - and leave my job
Pay off my house
Build models at home and enjoy my hobbies while trading
Well - thats me at the moment
Sir Blue Henry