How I Blew Up An Account And Tripled An Investment In 2016 (Damon Verial)

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Summary

Damon traded with too little capital in his risk-heavy account.

He then got flagged as a pattern day trader and lost account that was performing well.

Damon noticed a trend in NUGT that led to 200% gains in 3 weeks.

Detailed tips on Damon's core investment strategies.

Specific ways Damon is positioning for 2017.

Damon Verial is one of 25 Seeking Alpha Contributors participating in the 2017 DIY Investing Summit. In the summit, one of the questions I asked Damon was what was his biggest mistake and biggest victory of 2016. We then go deeper to see what lessons he learned from both. Below is an excerpt from the interview and a summary of his response.

Damon's biggest mistake and victory from 2016 (and lessons learned)...

  • Traded with too little capital in his risk heavy account.
  • Got flagged as a pattern day trader and lost account that was performing well.
  • Noticed a trend in NUGT that led to 200% gains in 3 weeks.
  • How to identify tradable patterns.
  • The challenge of capitalizing on these patterns.
  • More...

Interview excerpt:

This is just a small excerpt of what's covered in the interview.

The interview is full of detailed tips on Damon's core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors and specific ways he's positioning for 2017.

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Full list of summit contributors:

Chris DeMuth, Bret Jensen, Rida Morwa, Brad Thomas, Eric Parnell, Ian Bezek, Richard Lejeune, Richard Berger, Aurelien Windenberger, Doug Eberhardt, Dividend Sensei, Ralph Baker, Lawrence Fuller, Double Dividend Stocks, Mark Bern, Mark Hibben, Dividend House, J Mintzmyer, William Koldus, Damon Verial, Avi Gilburt, Shailesh Kumar, Chuck Carnevale, Adam Aloisi, and Colorado Wealth Management

Join Damon at the DIY Investor Summit (free for a limited time) where he shares detailed tips on his core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors and specific ways he's positioning for 2017.

Companies mentioned in Damon's interview: Direxion Daily Gold Miners Index Bull 3x Shares ETF (NYSEARCA:NUGT), Gold Miners (NYSEARCA:GDX), HSBC (NYSE:HSBC), TJX (NYSE:TJX), S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY)

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