An amateur trader on and off for 13 years, striving to make profits while holding down a regular day job. The most important lessons I've learned are to resist emotional impulses to trade and to know when to sit out.
Making money in all markets is doable, all you need is a solid understanding of algo behavior and price reviewed on my blog, and solid money management rules. Trade your plan, not someone else's.
All the best.
Head of Community Development @ StockTwits. Evangelizing Social Communications for Investors, Traders, & Public Companies. Independent Trader. Former Chicago Board of Trade Member. Long Optimism. Hiking Enthusiast. Not in Chicago anymore.
Trades posted are for my personal account and could be a hedge against an existing position. Find your own methods and build upon them. There is no holy grail out there. If someone here boasts that they know what's going to happen tomorrow, cut them!