Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. ~Oscar Wilde
Trading is in my DNA.
I started trading at the age of 16 with my father. My first ever live trade was in GBPJPY in a $600 account. Needless to say, I blew up this account in days (carelessness, leverage, lack of discipline, etc.). Then I blew up another couple of thousand dollars. Thankfully, I didn’t have any more money to trade back then and that stopped the blowing streak.
11 years have passed. Studies, jobs, marriage and family has kept trading to a passive passion all these years. I don’t remember a day going by without me looking at my charts. But my live active trading had been pretty limited until recently. Now for the last 3 months, I have started to give a significant portion of my day looking at markets, backtesting and of course trading live. In fact, I’m up by 60% in my live account since the last 3 months.
I trade using support/resistance levels and chart patterns (classic/candlesticks). I have a long-term system which I use on 20 currency pairs. My entry/exits are based on daily charts. Yes, I don’t “day trade” as of now. I think trading the daily charts gives me more time to backtest and improve my trading. In any case, since I work full-time, day trading can become challenging.
I started this blog a couple of years ago to record my journey as I revive my trading. However, with a new city and marriage, my focus wasn’t exactly on trading/writing. Now since things are pretty settled, I plan to start writing and sharing my ideas again. I’ll be posting my systems, my charts, my trades and lots of educational stuff. I also plan to start a youtube channel to make some videos on how I trade and how beginners can learn to trade with high accuracy and discipline.
Besides trading, I work full-time for a bank as an investment expert. No, I don’t trade for the bank. In fact, I advise the bank on macro economic events, key market event risks and asset classes.
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