This week, on a rainy late Monday afternoon, my trading buddy & I caught up in a small cafe right next to one of east London’s canals. Neither of us are currently doing much financial markets trading – my friend is presently looking for a full-time job – despite some steady progress in his trading, it’s not at a level where he can support himself financially with it. As for myself, I have become completely distracted with another work-type project that’s kept me busy full-time since Christmas and which I enjoy a great deal.
I came away from the 2-hour conversation with excitement. It had been very insightful. It made me articulate some thoughts I had been digesting for a long time, and it made reflect on my own behavior and made me question some of my present paradigms. The meeting will likely trigger new actions, plans and perspectives for me. The project that I am currently working on, is also helping me question and look at my trading journey in a new and different light.
It quickly also dawned on me, that this might be some interesting reading for others too. If I can churn into a clear blog article(s) of some sort, then it will be great to share it, else I will just focus on changing my trading behavior, tactics and plans going forward.
That same evening I started writing, and a lot of the following day, I continued writing throughout the day. Added on other trading thoughts that seemed relevant. Even by the end of that day, the writing exceeded 3,000 words, albeit in a very loose structure without a lot of flow. In the coming days and weeks, I will share some of these thoughts. None of it is meant to be right or wrong or conclusive, rather it’s sharing some of impressions on the journey of trying to become a profitable trader in the financial markets.
This will include experiences I have shared with and learned from people I have met along the way – trading coaches, trading colleagues, trader buddies and trader friends.
Watch this space.