My name is Dean, and this is my trading journey (so far…)
I joined IDTA when the organisation was founded. I studied the 101 trading course but struggled to find the time and discipline to start trading. I lacked a solid trading plan and accountability. I recently joined our local IDTA Trading Hub and found a group of like-minded individuals that encouraged me to begin trading instead of just talking/thinking about it.
I contacted IDTA in January 2019 and signed up for the Accelerator program and followed that up with Platinum 3 months later. Accelerator gave me the knowledge and skill to feel comfortable with the trading platform and signal recognition. After Accelerator I spent 3 months becoming familiar with NinjaTrader and reviewing the 101 course again.
In June I attended the Platinum course with the focus to finish Platinum with a solid trading plan, target market, and trading time that suited my schedule. Platinum gave me that and so much more!
When returning from Platinum I went home and immediately implemented my trading plan in simulation. I chose to trade the Nasdaq during the European timeslot from 5-6:30pm immediately after work. This would give me the ability to be with the family for dinner and help the kids with their homework.
Over the past 3 months, I have made plenty of mistakes but have taken over 170 trades with 143 (+10 tic) profitable trades. I have doubled my simulation account twice and I am rapidly approaching doubling it again for the third time. I plan to go “live” after this last doubling of the account. I guess that is where my story will begin…
Thank you IDTA my life and the generations that follow me will be forever changed.
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