Why I do what I do..

One beautiful , sunny spring day I took my little girl out for a walk to look and talk about at all the many beautiful flowers together. It was a short time really but time that I’ll never forget. A memory that last. And knowing that I would have never had that (and other precious) moments unless I had made the decision to work for myself at home. What a blessing  Was it hard to get started?  Yes. Was it worth it? More than anything.  My little girl who was 2 years then is now old 13 years old  🙂

Why I’m here:
My incredibly smart wife one day suggested that I stop talking/ranting to the TV about the stock market and to use my knowledge instead to help others. So, here I am.

About me:  I first started trading part time in 2000. The .com crash. Here I was, learning how to trade going long on stocks; with no one having a clue that we were in the beginning of a bear market.  I stumbled but continually studied and did well despite that rough start and two years later had made enough profits from my trading to go full time.

I saw a post one day for a chat room that that intrigued me and decided to check it out.  It’s not that I felt I needed the help but there were some great benefits that came along with it.  For one thing I didn’t need to spend countless hours everyday researching. Much of that was already done for me, with fresh trading ideas everyday.

One day the admin of the chat room needed to leave and asked if I would mind being an administrator for the day to assist others in the room.  I was more than glad to and found out quickly that my real passion was helping others to become a better trader. Because of the ongoing request from traders wanting more services, I eventually decided to start my own trading room. Since then we have now grown to well over 150 active members. Many have been with me for several years and often subscribers that have left have come back again and again.

It’s now been 20 years since I began this journey.  Making good money is only one part of being successful though. I’m married, have 6 small children and live a comfortable lifestyle. My wife homeschools our kids while I work out of my home office.  One of my most memorable moments will always be taking my 2 year old daughter (she’s 12 now) out for a walk in the afternoon looking at flowers on a beautiful sunny day.  I couldn’t do that with any regular job. What a blessing. What are you dreams?  Go for them. It’s not easy but it’s more than worth it.

Over 50 thousand people follow my stock selections and trade strategies on social media. This includes numerious, top notch professional traders. I must be doing something right?

I’m always striving to do better. Not so long ago I started looking at weekly and monthly charts more frequently. I thought, if the weekly (or monthly) chart is indicating a reversal and/or breakout, why wait till the end of the week before noticing it?  A huge confidence booster when holding a swing trade position. More recently I’ve noticed several other traders on social media are now doing the same. I’ll take that as a complement and confirming that we’re on track.