By way of some background, I recently left a successful corporate real estate career to pursue trading as a chosen profession. A lot of people, including several of my clients, thought that I was crazy given that I, along with my business partner, were responsible for advising on some the biggest office deals across the US over the last few years. However, the reason for making such a drastic change in my career was because I consider 'Time' to be the biggest currency. I knew that if I could become a successful trader then it would give me the freedom and flexibility that I craved.
NOTHING, however, prepared me for the change, or the uphill struggle that would follow :)
To cut a long story short, I learnt the hard way. My only comfort is that most successful traders I have spoken to experience much of the same at the beginning of their (latterly) successful careers and it was your guidance/mentoring that put me on the right track.
I think the key to success in this business is money management and you, sir, are a master. Technical know how aside, your discipline and patience is something that I admire most and your analytical skills are second to none.
Your trading service is now the only one I use. I spent a lot of time researching and following people over several months. I narrowed my research down to three services and then down to one - yours. Why did I choose Art of Trading? Credibility - It is the single most important characteristic in any business and it shines through in your service. Even when we have losing trades, albeit rare, your ability to analyze and explain teaches those around you to be better traders. For that I am most appreciative.
Keep doing what you are doing.
Going forward, I plan to be more active in the chat room now that my skill set is at a level where I think I can contribute, albeit modestly. Until now I have been mostly watching, learning and, in some cases, paper trading until I felt ready.
Anyway, have a great weekend and see you next week.
J.C. (Jcoren) : ART OF TRADING member since October 2012
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