POLL: What Got You Into Trading?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by rcanfiel, Feb 4, 2008.

POLL: What Got You Into Trading?

  1. Article in a General magazine, newspaper, or internet

    7 vote(s)
    5.9%
  2. Cramer, CNBC, or other TV financial show

    5 vote(s)
    4.2%
  3. Stock/Futures/Trading book (like Kiyosaki or Schwager)

    8 vote(s)
    6.7%
  4. Ken Roberts

    6 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. Worked in financial industry, so started trading for myself

    9 vote(s)
    7.6%
  6. Something Else (please list below)

    9 vote(s)
    7.6%
  7. A friend or family member

    18 vote(s)
    15.1%
  8. Was stock/funds investor, then migrated to trader

    18 vote(s)
    15.1%
  9. A broker

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Someone on ET (Oscar, Hershey, etc.)

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  11. TV/radio advertisement or Infomercial

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  12. Hotel seminar - WizeTrade, Trump U, Investools, Better Trades, TMTT, etc.

    3 vote(s)
    2.5%
  13. Email/postal/banner advertisement

    1 vote(s)
    0.8%
  14. Just wandered in

    28 vote(s)
    23.5%
  15. Money, WSJ, FT or other financial publication

    2 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. POLL: What First Got you Into Futures Trading???

    If none of these choices apply, please list it below.
     
  2. Gordon Gekko
     
  3. the pursuit of happiness :)
     
  4. I was hanging out in an opium den one night and met this really strung out guy who told me of great riches. All one needed to do was to buy and sell at the right prices and money would "fall from sky" he said. I credit him for much of my success thus far :D
     
  5. Tendonitis
     
  6. Other category

    My department head where I was an instructor while in grad school. (RPI)

    No one in the department depended upon teaching salaries and all were investors/traders.

    When I arrived on first job a person in my department at IBM was trading on the basis of TA in Magee. (1957)

    We traded stocks on EOD info (hand made P, V charts) at about 10% every 6 to 8 days. We used the P, V relationship starting with 300 bucks and added 135 bucks every two weeks.

    By early 90's about 10k people were reported to be using this approach. 4 out of 5 reject the premises when exposed to the approach according to polls by people who have rejected the method.
     
  7. Started trading stocks in college in 1990's- would look to money magazine and such for ideas at the outset..
     
  8. Hmm - money magazine got me started in investing. Ken Roberts got me started into trading.
     
  9. Quote from jack hershey:

    ...reject the premise when exposed to the approach according to polls by people who have rejected the method.

    definitely sounds like Jack
     
  10. Watched a friend/trader/teacher pull in $1500 in a few mins. It blew me away, I didn't even know that was possible.

    Now, I'm in pursuit of replicating and exceeding that. It's the hardest thing I've ever done.
     
    #10     Feb 4, 2008