The idea behind this Day Trading Stories page is simple...let other day traders post their stories and share a little bit about their journey toward becoming profitable day traders. It doesn't have to be glamorous. You don't have to be a millionaire. Perhaps you just started out but you already know a few things now that you didn't know then. Go ahead, share those things. It's just one simple way to help others along the way. (By the way, you can post your stories anonymously and this won't put you on some sort of funky email list.)
My own story is pretty simple. I was looking for a way to make money by working from home. And I knew absolutely nothing about day trading until 2007. I bought an ebook and didn't understand anything about what the guy was saying. It was all over my head. But then I opened up an account and started studying charts. I got into technical analysis and started asking questions like "why did this trade work out and that one didn't?" In the beginning, I lost a lot of money...which is bad because I didn't have a lot of money to loose.
But, I got back on my feet and started figuring things out. That's why I started this site in 2008, as one way to give back to those who are trying to do the same thing.
The biggest lesson learned: don't start using real money in your trading until you have solid success with paper trading. I know you're anxious to get started. But take the time to learn sound strategy and trade execution first. You'll save yourself a lot of money.
It's time to hear from some other people. This page includes the day trading stories of other traders. The collection serves several purposes. First, it provides a place for other traders to share some of their hard-earned wisdom. Second, it allows "newbie" traders to learn what trading is really like and (hopefully) acquire some of that wisdom, without learning it the hard way.
Click on this highlighted link to be part of this "Day Trading Stories" page.
So, I invite young and old alike to submit their day trading stories on this page. Just follow the link (highlighted above this paragraph) for submitting your story. I retain the right, of course, to give slight editing to the stories, for spelling and clarity. The stories can be signed with your initials or left anonymous.
As I receive stories, they'll be copied and posted on this page.