For a 12-year period, I gave poker everything I had. My entire day, each and every day, was dedicated to the game. I made sure I was laser-focused for each session I played. The countless hours I spent away from the tables, ultimately led to my success on the tables.
Today, I invest this same discipline in the financial markets.
Poker and trading have many similarities.
With poker, the decision was check, raise, or fold. With stocks, it’s buy, sell, or hold. Over the long haul, it’s the compound effect of these seemingly small decisions that ultimately determine success or failure.
Poker and trading are essentially a game of chess. A careful and deliberate thought process should be taken before every move.
GET TO KNOW ME
From Poker to Stocks.
The last 12 years of my life I dedicated to the game of poker. It was my only source of income during this period of time.
I made a good living playing the game that I loved and gave my life to. It provided me a lifestyle of great freedom, where I was my own boss, and could make my own schedule.
Throughout my poker career, I traded stocks. In the beginning, I traded very badly, learning the hard way, though trial and error.
I've been active in the markets for a solid 18 years now (well before my poker career began). But until recently, it was more of a hobby than anything.
Over the years, my passion for poker has faded, but my love for the markets has grown stronger than ever. I’ve realized that many of the same principles that I applied to my poker career also translate to the world of finance.
I’m seeing more and more success as I begin to look at trading as a possible profession. I like that it has the potential to provide many of the same perks as my poker career, mainly that of the freedom to do what I love, while not having to follow the traditional 9–5 lifestyle.
That brings me to today. With this website, I hope to create a community of people with similar interests who are passionate about the world of finance and investing. In doing so, I believe that we can share ideas and information that can benefit everyone moving forward...
I don't claim to be some market wizard that crushes it on a daily basis. I make mistakes and bonehead trades from time to time. However, over the years, I have learned a lot. I now have a set of rules that must be met before I make any investment or trade. As long as I stick to that set of rules, then I can live with the outcome.
When I purchase a stock, I believe it to be a great company that has big upside potential. I’m perfectly fine holding for a long period of time. I own that to which I know and understand. I follow trends and watch where consumers are spending their money.
There are many different styles or strategies for making money as a trader or investor.
If you look at a chart from my online poker days, you will see a SLOW and STEADY, GRADUAL climb upward, with no sharp moves in either direction. The nights where I would lose $1k or more, well, lets just say, I didn't sleep too good after those sessions.
My trading career has begun to follow a similar trajectory. I don't take big risks; it’s not in my DNA. I’m perfectly content with building at a gradual pace, while keeping the stress levels low.
My portfolio usually consists of 25-30 stocks. I make appropriately 150-200 trades per year. Most trades are that of hedging risk against my longs and trimming or adding to positions. I follow the markets closely and adjust my cash on the sidelines accordingly. If the story, trend, or fundamentals change in an individual stock or in the market as a whole, then it’s time to change with it.
To make a long story short, I read markets, follow trends, ride momentum, and take profits along the way, while staying hedged to the downside. And perhaps most important, I have a love for doing this day in and day out. Without that, turning profits wouldn't be possible.
WHAT I OFFER
Invest in Your Future
To follow and study the markets is a full time job, but something that I love and enjoy. With this website, I will share my thoughts and ideas about the financial markets and individual stocks.
STOCK MARKET ANALYSIS
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For Your Information
All securities trading, whether in stocks, options, or other investment vehicles, is speculative in nature and involves substantial risk of loss.
I encourage that you seek personal advice from your professional investment advisor and do your own homework before investing.
I recommend only investing capital that you are willing to lose.