@Mono_trader hey matt. first i would like to congratulate to on all of your recent success and for coming out on the 10% side of traders who make money in the market lol. but i been studying full-time almost 6 hours away a day for the past 6 months and have yet gain confidence or consistency. is there a way i could pick your brain for about 10 minutes to gain a little knowledge from an advanced trader such as your self?

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@mono_trader Hey Matt. I just watched the latest interview video Sykes posted and learned that you have a full-time job. I had wrongly assumed that you only did trading full-time, but I am glad to know you've found success while balancing another job. I too have a full-time job and sometimes find myself having trouble balancing my normal workload and the screen time I put into trading. I've been studying since March of this year and am picking up as much information from as many sources as possible so I can eventually make day trading a full-time opportunity for myself. I'd like to know what type of work it is you do full-time, outside of trading, and if you have any tips for balancing your workload between day trading and your other job. For context, I work in AV and Video Telecommunications for a software company and am fortunate to have been able to transition to working from home. Thank you!

Mono_trader Jun 19, 11:06 AM

I have a degree in software engineering but... I don't use it lol. I work full time as a financial editor. So I manage a lot of publications related to the stock market. I manage the two by dedicating certain hours for work (7am to 9 am EST) and then certain hours for stocks (9am - 11 am EST). If I have meetings there isn't much I can do. Outside those hours, I don't trade much so mainly focus on work the rest of the day

kcron Jun 19, 4:10 PM

Thank you, that's helpful information. Allotting specific hours allows for focused attention to one craft. Much better than being distracted by work and trade which is what I am currently doing. Ha, I was a music major so I know how you feel. I got that college experience though. You get paid to learn more about the stock market… That sounds like a great job for a day trader! Thanks for you time, Matt. I appreciate it.

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Fox_Trader Apr 24, 17 6:10 PM

Im understanding fully what your feeling felt the same way when I started. It will only be destructive to yourself by comparing your earnings to other advanced, vet, and expert traders. Being a devoted trader takes years some can do it in less time, most of us have had issues along the way.

Torkers Apr 24, 17 6:43 PM

This is a marathon - not a sprint- Keep up the good work and im sure you will stay profitable =)

Mono_trader Apr 24, 17 7:45 PM

Great post and great progress. I will be checking out your twitter later today!

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mrsunny Apr 23, 17 4:53 PM

Nice post. It really helps to build the confidence when you hear success stories

itsamiracl3 Apr 23, 17 11:55 PM

@mrsunny Thank you! Don't get me wrong, it's not a lot of money yet and anything could happen but def getting there!

asfricksrs Apr 26, 17 9:35 PM

Thanks for the inspiration from another noob!

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