Registered: Feb 2003
09-12-11 04:47 AM
Back in the game after a 5 year break.
Began trading in 2001. Left a corporate job in 2003 to launch my trading career. Traded full time for about 18 months. Toward the end of that period I had 5 automated systems that traded ES and NQ. Four of those systems were long only. The systems were based on back testing which showed good results...also, one of the systems used a double down strategy which I knew would eventually blow out my account. I pulled the plug on the systems in 2006 with an overall decent gain for the account (maybe about 20%). Had I continued trading the systems it would have been disastrous come 2008.
I learned some valuable lessons from my trading experience:
1. Don't quit your day job unless you have a proven track record.
2. Don't quit your day job unless you have a proven track record.
3. Don't blow out your account.
This brings us to today. Why am I getting back in the market now? I thought about investing in real estate lately but I am just not that passionate about it. Trading markets on the other hand gets me excited. So let's get started....