Continue reading...The following interview was originally published in Trader’s Journal (TJ) November 2007 issue and is reproduced with their kind permission.
Part I: On Trading?
TJ: John, when and how did you get started into trading? JD: I got started in 1968 as a biology and physics teacher in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I was the Director of the teacher investment club with a $100 per teacher contribution in a pool and some hopes and dreams. I read Harry Browne?s book in 1970 about Nixon closing the ?gold window? for the USD. The title of Harry?s classic book is How to Profit from the Coming Devaluation and it changed my life and all I have touched in this space forever.
TJ: What did you find trading interesting?JD: The daily intellectual challenge of market change and the ?thrill of the hunt? captivated me. I cannot image a life without the global markets to trade and invest.
TJ: What was it like when you first started trading?JD: Hey, I lost money...
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