Day Traders--When did you all Start

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Kastro_316, Jun 20, 2002.

  1. Hey people.

    Hey i was just wondering at what age did all you start....????

    Im 17 and iv been learning for abour 3 months now from a GREAT day trading mentor. I just wanted to know when all of you day traders started?????

    Thank you
  2. At my old firm they had a guy who was 16. He had graduated H.S. early and didn't want to go to college. Turned out (so far) to be a good trader as far as I know.

    I think you have to start young before you develop preconceived notions as to how markets should act and how the real world reflects on markets. Those older who start have a lot of investing baggage and life baggage that skews their perception of the markets. IMHO.

    I started fresh out of college.
  3. lundy


    I started when I was 21, i'm now 24. I wish I had started when I was younger. As the years pass, I trade less and make more. I consider myself a veteran to risk and I'm pursuing a few other professions for diversity. All of it has to do with buying and selling tho... just not stocks.

    anyone want to buy a used car? It works great, never breaks down, looks immaculate, and i'm only getting rid of it cause i'm moving to australia.... oh and btw, i just bought it yesterday. :D
  4. No car, but I can get a really good deal on a bridge...
  5. same here..i started around 20 and i'm 24 also.
  6. JayS


    Started at 15 with penny stocks. Over the years have gone from buying options, to writing options, to trading stocks, and about 3-4 years ago found my niche trading futures and forex.
  7. when I started? I <i>looked</i> 24. Now I look 44.

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  8. lol that brings back great memories.

    i spent six months down in Oz a while back (supposedly studying but basically traveling and partying), and had to sell my car for extra spendin' cash before i left.

    it was a 1980's gunmetal gray Chevy Caprice station wagon, you could put ten people in it, perfect for concerts and snowboarding trips. my friends called it the sexy beast- so ugly and uncool that it was cool.

    p.s. i'm 26- Chas, looks like you're the odd man out, youth rules
  9. i didn't say how old i <i>am</i>, only how old I <i>look</i>.
  10. I'm also 24 but no longer a pure day trader - too much noise in the short term periods! chasinfla very very nice pictures! please post some BIG aligators.
    #10     Jun 21, 2002