IRONJAW's Day Trading Journey - From nothing to something (UK)

ironjaw

Member
yes i also wasn't sure who he was talking to specifically, sorry for deflecting your thread off topic ! :geek:
None taken. I do think he/she makes a point. FX is a quite a volatile market and with leverage that is not properly controlled it can lead to quick losses. Risk management is very important
 

russian_trader

Junior member
None taken. I do think he/she makes a point. FX is a quite a volatile market and with leverage that is not properly controlled it can lead to quick losses. Risk management is very important
My name is Andrew, I from Russia, I've been trading for more than 11 years. This statistic independent of markets. Any market is zero-sum game and money you want to earn belongs to someone right now. In what skill you better than other market participants? It's a very complex question and without an answer on it, your long term profitability is impossible.
 

ironjaw

Member
My name is Andrew, I from Russia, I've been trading for more than 11 years. This statistic independent of markets. Any market is zero-sum game and money you want to earn belongs to someone right now. In what skill you better than other market participants? It's a very complex question and without an answer on it, your long term profitability is impossible.
Hi and welcome. I understand the zero sum game, but I wouldn't say profitability is impossible. I have two strategies that I am starting out with, one is a long term investment, whereby I invest and hold shares in well-known tech stock for the long term 5 to 10 years or more in my ISA or index fund. Second, which is bit riskier, but with well risk management I am buying and selling shares on a daily bases. this could be scalping, or holding the night over, etc. I haven't decided yet on the approach as this is still something I am looking at. With good risk management, I am sure you can be profitable.
 

russian_trader

Junior member
Investing without questions. And I didn't talk that trading can't be profitable, but to get it, you have to have smth.
 

ironjaw

Member
UPDATE 4: WAITING

Hi all, just a short update here. I am waiting for HL to transfer my ISA to IG so that I can finally get set up with them. I checked on Friday but nothing yet, but they did say it takes around 14 days. Other than that, I am setting up TrendSpider and working slowly through their guides and videos trying to familiarise myself with the charting software and capabilities. I customised my charting background and candlesticks colours to be a bit more easier on the eyes.

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I also like that you can change colour theme to either Dark or Light. The white background I have changed to a bit off white so that it doesn't strain the eyes. What I dislike is that you can only have 4 charts open in one browser session. I want 6 charts and the ability to look at quarterly and yearly.

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Next, I am actually reading Mark Minervini's Trade Like a Stock Market Wizard, and have also bought his second book Think & Trade Like a Champion. I've read great reviews and it seems many traders are recommending his books. In the next couple of weeks, I am going to be doing reading while I await the transfer and plan what I need to do. As I've probably mentioned my strategy will be two-fold:
  • Long-term - ISA Shares and Stocks will be an investment vehicle in which I hold shares for the long term.
  • Short-term - Daily buying and selling of shares, or more precisely, I intend to monitor the market daily and patiently await the setup I need to enter/exit. This means, I will only trade when my strategy fits.
Hence, I need to start working on a trading journal to set out my strategy and risk management.

Another, playful, thing I did yesterday was that I was able to setup MetaTrader 4 (MT4) on my Mac OS X Catalina 10.15.6, which I have been struggling to do since December of last year. It felt good to have this working and that I can have a look at the FX market and the currency pairs that I like to follow. I visited ForexFactory and after spending a couple of hours reading some recent threads, I had the biggest headache. The same story that the market is a zero sum game and manipulated and you are doomed to lose everything, etc. It's sad the the truly helpful and insightful posts are being saturated by people militantly voicing their anguish and loss.

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