Hi guys .
I have been trading for around 8 mths now full time . I was not on a good footing when I started financially - at all , due to leaving a former job which left me in that state so it was sink or swim and I decided to try swimming and trading as I'd always had an interest in it .
So this was started in the Bull market and I did very well , my account doubled within 4 mths or so .
I was well aware that things should come down and continued doing pretty well [ not as but pretty ] into this year ajusting to a more concervative approach and percentages in my trades.
Until I started making some really stupid moves, some panic selling and buying and with the maket so turbulent my reading seems to be off non stop. Accounts down 30% on principle and I am starting to wonder .
But- I also have huge faith in just what can be achieved on the stock market and have seen it many times over and done it myself but ofcause right now in my present state I am also wondering.
On one hand I have done very well and in not only the good times especially for a beginner but on the other , sh't seems to be hitting the fan right now and it has costed me more than I can afford .
So I wonder , how many go through this or have gone through it yet persisted and came good whatever - got worse , is it a common situation in your first 12 mths bla bla , have you persisted and turned the corner the wjhole bit youknow .
I'd really like to hear how it has been or was at the beginning or at times and what has eventuated for people here that do trade full time and depend on that income as their only income.
Personally I think it's a great job and you can be rewarded big time , I feel I should soldier on but if my account gets much lower I've lost too much which is really going to stuff things up but - good trades pick it up again just as quick so it's confusing .
Any thoughts or stories appreciated.
PS I realize people probably won't wanna discuss their hard times but - even if one reply it would be appreciated so if there is anything you'd like to say - or advice too actually of course , I could certainly use it right now . cheers