Greetings from Kentucky, USA
I’ve recently joined the Babypips community but I have been reading the forum
threads since I started studying Forex six months ago. I’ve learned much from the School of Pipsology and reading the forum. I’ve also learned a lot about myself. Here in Kentucky, it’s lonely being a Forex trader. I’m looking to Babypips to give me an outlet for discussion and camaraderie.
About me, I’m a machinist by day. I enjoy playing guitar and singing whenever I get the time. I have a beautiful wife and three kids. I’m hoping that my time spent away from them, studying and testing will be worth the sacrifice. I started Forex like most. I was rocking on my demo accounts and then trying it live and losing. One lesson I have learned is that my own psychology has been my biggest problem. I was however very cautious when going live and haven’t blown any accounts yet. I’m hoping to keep it that way. I’ve read back about 2 years worth of drpipslow’s articles and enjoyed them very much.
I’ve recently started journaling and taking more of what I’ve been reading to heart. Journaling has helped me organize my thoughts and processes. I definitely wish I had started my journal much sooner. I have always kept spread sheets of success rates, risk to reward and whatnot, but I have not simply put my processes into words.
I have come here to learn and to share. I am not here to sell or buy a system. I am confident that everything I need to be profitable is all on this site. I’ve just enjoyed reading the threads for the past six months and decided to give it a go.
Currently, I am working on my goal of “Break Even.” The last few months I have been placing paper trades and trading some trades live. I swing trade the daily charts using simple price action and S&R levels. nothing complicated, no indicators. In the 2019, I hope to attain my goal. I have come very close in 2018 but with the Holidays and unusual trading environment lately, I have sat many trades out that would have attained my goal.
I hope I did not ramble too much!