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Gambler6
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Gambler6 Jul 19, 10:48 PM

Dark pool?! Now I've got even more learning to do!

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LibertyBelle

Accountability post 04/03/2021-06/13/2021 Well, there's not too much trading accountability for me during this time period. I was planning on taking a trading break for two weeks, because I got hired back to my old job temporarily for an out of town project. The project ended up lasting an entire month, and when I got back, I found it really difficult to get back into the groove. I start back up at my old job next week on a permanent shift, so I revamped my schedule to accommodate trading again. I am starting back on graveyard shift, so I will have time to practice in the markets for the most part. I'm still driven to succeed at this. I am not happy with how my company treated me during the pandemic after I gave them 23 years of my life. I will never feel secure there. I still have a tentative goal of 5 years to become a full time trader. Hopefully it happens sooner. I haven't been listening to any podcasts or audiobooks lately. I'm planning to start doing that again over the next two weeks. I'm still reading "The Psychology of Trading" by Brett Steenbarger. Slowly like a turtle! I ditched "The Great Crash" by Selwyn Parker. I completely lost interest in it. I started reading "Atomic Habits" by James Clear instead. It's a much easier read. I signed up for a 1 day boot camp with Stefanie Kammerman, The Stock Whisperer. It had some live trading and an education on how to use the dark pool data to find trades in listed stocks. It was very informative, and I am excited to incorporate this tool into my trading. If I can find some success, I will probably join one of her chatrooms. I really enjoyed her teaching style, and I love the fact that the emphasis is on education instead of profits. Sometimes I feel like profits are too large of a focus in Sykes' and his students' programs. I really don't care if Jane Doe made $20k on a trade. I'd rather learn how to trade. I got some help with my anxiety issues during this break, and I am curious to see what happens on my next trading day. I feel a lot more balanced, and I'm hoping that it turns me in the right direction in my trading. I plan on doing more trade reviews in the future, maybe I will even step out of my comfort zone and do a couple of videos. We will see what the future holds!

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StefanSchwarz13 Jun 13, 1:55 PM

We are kind of in the same boat but in different circumstances. I wish you all the best rejoining your company and getting back to work. I, too, will be doing the same and have had been difficulties focus on trades lately with lack of time due to returning to the office days starting tomorrow and settling on my new condo this Friday. I, too, have a goal of retirement by 60, if not before, and will need to be a self-sufficient trader before then. After listening to the Crypto Rockets bootcamp

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LibertyBelle

Accountability post 03/14/2021-04/02/2021 I'm a few days late posting this, but better late than never! I watched most of the live webinars and all of the video lessons that were emailed to me over this time period. I'm getting a little lax on the webinars, as I have had some issues focusing for long periods of time lately. The material is very repetitive, and I find my mind wandering A LOT. I have also been watching any video lessons my mentor sent me. I am still on a pennystock trading break. I am still playing around with options and the dark pool data I have been getting from the phone app I was trying out. My month is over, and I am not renewing for now. I have been hired back to work temporarily, which will include some intense overtime with no days off, so I figure I won't be doing much trading during that time. I will be putting my trading on hold for most of April. I will review webinars, DVD's and video lessons as time permits. I finished listening to the audiobook "Hedgefund Market Wizards" by Jack Schwager. I started listening to his newest book, "Unknown Market Wizards." I am still reading "The Psychology of Trading" by Brett Steenbarger. I find that I need to read this book in small chunks and let it sink in. Lots of useful info in here that I want to retain. I am also still reading "The Great Crash" by Selwyn Parker on my Kindle. This book puts me to sleep at night, lol. I really enjoyed Stefanie Kammerman's Stock Whisperer app. As stated above, I am suspending my subscription for this month, but I plan to rejoin in May. I got a half off deal on a live trading day with Stefanie in May where I will learn how to use the info from the app more effectively. I plan on reading her book again before the class. My free month to Investor's Underground is almost done too. I think I have about a week left. I will spend the next week focusing on that chatroom. I haven't been giving it a lot of attention, since I have been playing with the Stock Whisperer app. Lots of great info included in this membership although I am not planning to purchase a membership when my time is up. I mentioned last time that I have been having issues with focusing lately. I think the stress of last year is finally making me crack a bit, so I have sought out some help getting my head back on straight. That's another reason why I think it's a good idea for me to ease off of the markets for a little while. I still feel the passion for trading, but I feel like I need to build a better mental foundation for it. I need to work on my weakest link right now.

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LibertyBelle

Accountability post 03/01/2021-03/14/2021 I watched all of the live webinars and video lessons that were emailed to me, including the ones sent by my mentor the past two weeks. I took a penny stock trading break the last two weeks, since the OTC market hasn't been so hot. I haven't been sending watchlists to my mentor. I have still been watching the market, but I have been playing around with the higher priced stocks and trading options. I am back in a losing streak again, so I am planning on going back to trading the small caps this week. I am still listening to the audiobook "Hedgefund Market Wizards" by Jack Schwager. I am almost done with this book. I am still reading "The Psychology of Trading" by Brett Steenbarger. I haven't been reading a lot, so I still have a ways to go before I finish this one. I only read a couple of chapters. I am also still reading "The Great Crash" by Selwyn Parker on my Kindle. I finished Tim Grittani's "Trading Tickers 2." I really enjoyed it, and I plan on re-watching it in the near future. There are some good strategies in there that I want to play around with. I ended up paying for a month's subscription to Stefanie Kammerman's "The Stock Whisperer" app. I have been doing trading experiments which have been mostly successful strategy-wise, but I have been making dumb newbie errors too, so have been losing still. I refuse to give up, I am just learning these lessons early on, and I am grateful for that. I won a free month of membership to the "Investor's Underground" service last week. Every Sunday, Nate Michaud does a "Sunday Scan", and he runs a contest where you enter by leaving a key takeaway in the comments. I have been exploring his service all week, and I really like how high tech the chatrooms are. There are 4 different chatrooms, MOMO, Swing, OTC, and Trader's Lounge where he livestreams all his scanners and he holds a p/m meeting each trading day. There's a lot of educational material that I have been going through too. I haven't been as focused the last two weeks. My husband has been having more health issues, and I have had to deal with hospitals and caring for him as well as making sure my daughter gets her schoolwork done. It has been a rough couple of weeks. I hope to get back on the trading horse very soon though.

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