Just wanted to take a moment to introduce myself, and to say thank you!!!
I am 55 years old and have been trying to learn how to trade off and on for more than 5 years. My story is like so many others who have paid huge amounts of money to attend training classes only to be taught by people who were not qualified themselves! The process is similar to throwing darts blindfolded! Problem was "I did not even know enough to know what I didn't know".
So, slowly, my "reticular cognition" began to pay me back. I was able to spot another "waste of my time and money offer to learn how to trade by another expert with very little effort". I can now see these guys from a mile away!!!
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear". And so it was, a video clip somehow showed up in my email. I opened it and immediately saw the real deal. It was one of your short clips demonstrating a trade setup! I accepted an offer to attend the live trading room. And now, I am one of your new Fast Track traders in training!
You have given me tools that I need to become a successful trader in the Forex Market. I understand that there is much more to learn, but I also understand that what I do with these new tools you are giving me, is up to me to pick up and use to "construct my future".
One thing I did not expect however, are the similarities between what you have taught me so far, and life. For example, my wife and I have been an item since I was 15 years old. We have 4 adult children. I knew the real deal when I first saw her 40 years ago. But it was not an easy 40 years. There were good times and not so good. But when things were not so good, we looked into what was not working in order to find solutions. You have said this many times about learning to trade. I was committed to my relationship with my wife and will always be. I am also committed to becoming a successful trader. I know that with the tools you are giving me, that if I apply them and myself, I will be as successful as I want to be!
A wise man once said "life has to be lived forward....but can only be understood backwards!". This too applies to what I have learned in the past two weeks. We cannot predict the future, but if we understand the past, we can make some "predictions" about the direction of the future...and that, with care and awareness (and rules), we can manage to follow quite safely. Like playing an guitar to a song we have not heard before! Mistakes will be made, but one can follow along quite well!
My ship is about to sail.....its in the harbor..... but it can only come so far due to the tides. Its up to me to row out to her. That's the effort I must invest! Once I reach her, its clear sailing off into the sunset!!!
So I just wanted to say thank you....for being my teacher! I am ready. My journey has brought me here, and I am delighted to become part of your growing family of traders. And my wife is behind me completely too!
Happy to be part of the ProAct Trader family,