Hi everyone, long-time lurker here. I've recently set up a blog just for my own purposes but I thought I'd share it with you guys since this community has been a big part of where I am right now: http://iwanttobeatrader.blogspot.com.au/
Disclaimer: not sure regarding the legalities of typing up information from a book like that, could someone enlighten me?
So where am I right now? I'm just about to start my 4th year of university, I turned 18 at the end of 1st year and immediately started mining stocks, just getting a feel for the market. I've always had a passion for the stock market and trading in general. You know those role-playing games? Yeh I'd be the merchant. I knew my basic charts, charting patterns but I had no sort of risk management, money management, trading plan etc. Fast-forward 2 years and I'm sitting in internship interviews, getting drilled on my trading performance (which isn't bad at all but mainly piggy-backing on biotech stocks such as ISN and NEU). But when you're getting drilled on your risk-adjusted rate of return and other forms of performance measurements, it's hard to reply unless you're really confident on what you're doing. Needless to say, in a tough market these days, I wasn't offered a position for this summer.
I guess this is a thread, like many others which have been set up on ASF, detailing my journey. I'd appreciate it a lot if you guys would follow my blog and give me comments and criticism as I'll be updating it regularly. I hope to be trading with a positive expectancy by the end of the year and get to know you all a little better.
But most of all, I want to set myself up for the future. I hope to at least be actively trading in my spare time but ultimately land myself a job straight out of university, doing what I love.
I envision this thread to be a complement to the blog (which will help me jot down thoughts and information from the books I'll be reading as well as any advice you guys can give me) and include charts that I'll draw up of trades that I'll be making.