Throughout our time together, you’ve heard me talk about:
- The Squeeze
- The Trend
- Buying Pullbacks
- Relative Strength
These strategies have always made up the core of my trading strategy. Here’s why…
They’re consistent, high probability, and relatively ‘safe’ trading moves. They’re the singles and doubles, the repeat, consistent wins that add up over time.
Why have I always stayed on the ‘safe’ side?
Well, it wasn’t that long ago that I was making $2 an hour teaching English abroad. When I first started trading, I had to penny pinch and budget so precisely that if I didn’t have enough, I wouldn’t even have enough money to pay for my son’s basic necessities.
And so, when I started trading, I placed the least scary trades possible, with very little money at risk — and to be gained.
This isn’t how most traders start out. Actually, I’d argue that most traders don’t start out that way. I did it, out of necessity, and because my father encouraged me.
I went from making $50 a day trading — to making upwards of $5-6k in a day — in a span of a few years.
Well, it was this story that’s shaped my trading career, and it’s why I share it with you. So you understand where I’m coming from, and why I do what I do.
Well, over the past few years, once my confidence grew, along with my skill set I began to take riskier moves.
I’ll be the first to admit that this drive for more came from my number one mentor — John Carter. I’d sit in awe as he made moves like the $130k trade he made last month. It’s always good to have people in your life to encourage you, to push you, and make you better.
I knew I wanted something more. So I started going for the trades I would have never touched before.
There’s something about staying in the ‘safe’ arena. It’s good, it’s fine. It works, but there’s something more.
And so, it was through this ‘coming of age’ that I began to add a little bit more flare into my trading repertoire. And, tomorrow at my webinar, I’m going to walk you through exactly what that is, why I did it, and how it’s working out for me.
It’s this new twist that’s allowed me to make $6k one morning from the pool, while I was on vacation. (I think that means I can go to Jamaica again soon?)
This ‘new thing’ is the next step, the next piece of the puzzle — it signifies growth and what’s possible in trading. It’s stepping out of the box, taking a bit more risk, and looking for something more.
“Everything you want is on the other side of fear”
“Change can be scary — but do you know what is scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” – Mandy Hale