Currently working as an Equity Analyst, where I focus on investment idea generation through detailed financial analysis and company contact. Prior to this, I was working as an investment analyst responsible for idea generation at a boutique small cap equities manager. Amongst other responsibilities, I focus was on generating investment ideas using fundamental and technical analysis as well as detailed financial modeling. I holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Econometrics) and a candidate for the Level III examination of the Chartered Financial Analyst program and the Level II examination of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst program.
I have been an investor in the stock market since 1966. My first purchase was Coca-Cola.
I have always believed in the stock market as a good way to invest and make a profit if you purchase a good company. Since that time, I have made many purchases and sales of stock.
Recent graduate from Bulls on Wall Street and a full time day trader. I have been an investor in the stock market for over 20 years. It wasn't until Stocktwits and Twitter came out that I realized I was missing the boat in the market.
I was your typical Buy and hold kind of guy and I had some fantastic wins. However, I also had some mammoth losses with that strategy. I read hundreds of books, went to investment seminars, subscribed to the Wall street Journal. IBD, Barron's and countless other financial publications. I spent thousands of hours studying and reading about the macro economy and companies I wanted to invest in. I studied company financials, read every article about them, listened to conference calls, looked into management, checked out their product or service all in the hopes of investing in the next Apple, Microsoft, Walmart, early and becoming an overnight millionaire.
Then I started following day traders on Twitter and Stocktwits and I watched these traders make some pretty impressive profits holding a stock for literally 10 minutes or an hour. I actually watched one individual make an obscene amount of money in one stock both on the way up and then on the way down in about 4 hours. The kicker for me was when he concluded his trading in that stock he asked " Hey does anyone know what that company does?" I was floored!! They were in and out in one day and holding a cash position overnight. Not having to worry about waking up the following morning to some negative Press release about one of the companies they are invested in, or the overall macro economy that sends markets or your stock plunging.
It was then that I decided to educate myself and learn this craft to become a full time trader. Now I am blessed and living my dream of making a living doing what I love as a day trader and blogging about my journey. You know you have passion for your job when you are sad that its Friday and you can't wait till Monday.
I am a trading psychology coach, trader and author of “The Buddhist Trader” and other books and trading psychology.
I have traded since 2001 and am passionate about educating other traders and investors helping them to become better traders and investors.
I spend much of my time writing in the financial media on how to develop the right trading mind set in these times of massive paradigm shift and remain focused and empowered.
I have studied Buddhism and quantum physics extensively. These studies have changed my world view and the way I trade and look at the markets. I have merged quantum theory and traditional trader development into techniques that works for me and has helped many traders to transform their trading and their entire lives.
I hold on line trader development workshops and also have a trading psychology on-line workshop.