Another year has gone by and I would really like to thank all of you for your continued support since I started this blog back in November 2009. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone and that I have actually managed to keep up the posts every single trading day… hasn’t always been easy but all in all, has been good fun and I trust useful, especially to those that follow regularly …
Both the blog and the twitter feed have evolved over the years but I would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that the main purpose is to try and help novice traders get a better feel for what it means to be a trader and technicals. As I always say, there is no right or wrong way to trade, just whatever works for you but it is important to remember that this is a business and that it needs to be tackled seriously, with discipline, in order to put yourself in a condition to simply have a chance of succeeding.
As I said in the 2010 year end post:
Remember that trading is an extremely hard way to make a living. It is not a ‘job’ in the strict sense of the word but it is a profession and unless you put yourself in a position to succeed by treating it as a business, you are going to find out the hard way how physically, psychologically and economically taxing it can be.
Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t be done but equally, don’t let anyone give you the false impression that this is easy and that there are shortcuts. In my humble opinion, a real trader is formed through consistency and longevity and despite the fact that not everyone is going to be able to function in this type of business, if tackled with dedication, discipline and devotion, it can be one of the most rewarding ways of life, if not ‘the only way’ for people that are truly wired to be traders.
As for 2012, I am going to do my best to keep posting content here on the blog and on the tweeter feed. Please remember that I am trading full time and despite the fact that I think that I am a pretty good at multitasking 😉 I cannot always add written explanations to the charts I post and that they assume that you have watched the latest free weekly webinar and/or have been following the twitter feed. I am just trying to do my best to pay it forwards in a responsible manner… and that is also why I have stopped calling live trades. Please note that I have nothing against those that call trades, I just prefer to do so in the right context and in an environment where I can properly explain the reasoning, rational and setup. Again, no right or wrong but that’s just me…
Once again, thank you for your continued support. Rest assured that I am truly humbled by follower feedback and that if at times it may seem that my replies to questions on twitter are vague, it’s not because I do not want to answer, it’s simply because I take my responsibility seriously and do not want to answer something misleading… precise and pertinent questions tend to get answered in the webinars, as also, I am not limited to 140 characters ;-).
Looking forwards to your company in 2012, all the best,
P.S. Remember to stay safe and keep it tight 😉