Continue reading...My Background I’ve been trading full time since 2000 when I was 23. Prior to that, I had been dabbling since I was 15.
I was hand drawing charts between other distractions of any teenager and placed my first ‘trade’ 3 days after my 18th birthday. I purchased some shares outright and got a nice pretty certificate through the post. The shares were bought at £0.54. Looking back, I was most likely suffering from very minor panic attacks daily as the price went from £0.54 to £0.48 almost immediately. Maybe two weeks later it was £0.58 – then £0.61. When it went past £0.70 – I was in a different type of panic.
The next few months were fitful and I don’t recall sleeping or doing anything other than rushing home from college to phone my broker (pre internet days). Eventually, I caved at £1.12 and closed out using a complicated system most likely involving levers and pulleys. A pigeon may have also been involved. I was filled at £1.09. That’s when it became real and that’s when I...
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