Learning to trade the financial markets is such a popular trend in today’s tough economy, where so many of us are looking to find other ways to earn additional income, or replace our need for job security with our own independent source of income.
I started this blog as a record of my own personal trading journey and as a way of supporting my delegates. I have now progressed to trading funds privately, and I also contribute trading-related content to Trade With Precision. I have therefore decided to pass this blog over to two equally experienced traders, Chloe and Layla, who will continue to offer support and content.
We hope it will act as a constructive influence for all of you and contribute to your own trading success!
The journey from novice to skilled trader is rarely straightforward; disappointingly, this is predominantly as a result of the overwhelming amount of incomplete and frequently conflicting information clogging up the internet. My own initial experience was frustrating and demanding, but fortunately I was too financially invested to walk away
Technical chart analysis is a visual discipline which requires accuracy and the ability to convert multiple streams of information into a conclusive course of action. I sensed there were essential components to reading a chart but finding and deciphering which key elements to prioritise seemed unnecessarily mysterious.
It wasn’t until I sought consistent mentoring that I ultimately began to understand why coaching is so vital to the advancement of anyone who hopes to develop an organised, logical, repeatable process in their trading. Feedback and guidance from an experienced person keeps you on track and accelerates your progress.
Before you can master trading you will need to master chart analysis and then yourself. In short there are no short cuts; committing to high quality education and support is critical to success in anything.
Through our blog we will endeavour to impart simplicity and clarity to common trading issues, helping you to reach new levels of confidence and personal success.
Four years ago, I left my role as a research scientist in order to pursue trading full time. Although this wasn’t a straightforward decision, with persistence and determination, trading now enables me to earn a living whilst allowing time for my many other interests, which simply wasn’t possible with my conventional job.
In my experience, one of the hardest parts of the journey is in overcoming the psychological aspects of trading; from emotional attachment to money, to lack of motivation and self-belief. It is almost impossible to become consistently profitable without breaking through these psychological barriers, which afflict most of us. With the right mental attitude, I believe anyone can achieve their desired financial security and career potential.
Psychology aside, my background and education as a scientist gives me an analytical, rational and methodical approach towards trading and market analysis. Having been on this journey myself and learnt the hard way, I have decided to share my knowledge through this blog in order to help people reach their trading goals. There will be something here for everyone, from complete beginners to those with some success, looking to take it to the next level. I will regularly post ideas, analyses, suggestions and educational material, so check back often and join us!