27 years ago I was among a new breed of investor, the amateur trader. The sudden market appeal for technology stocks had catapulted valuations to stratospheric levels and seemed to make trading in tech shares a one-way bet to riches. The internet had also brought the stock exchange in real time to anyone’s desk.
Today, online trading by retail investors is a huge industry. Many thousands of amateur traders log on each day in an effort to beat the market, competing bets on the value of stuff. In the main, they fail. and fail quickly.
If you know my story, you’ve heard about my 9 years of really horrible trading as a day trader. I was the absolute worst trader on the planet. I should have given up many times, but I never did, at the heart of it I love to trade, I love the numbers and I love the flow on the Market.
Something changed for me. Instead of trying to learn how to trade, I decided to treat trading as a problem that I NEEDED to solve. I did just that, the biggest problem was me! This website is part of how I solved my problem, what I used to solve it and how I found an edge that was staring me right in the face every day.