Bears and Bulls

In grades school, many decades ago, My best friend Anna was given stock in a company as a birthday gift from her parents. She proudly showed us the stock certificate.

Wow, how cool is that! she can own a piece of a company?

This year, some 40 years later, has been the year to learn the market, to buy stock and trade options.

My parents never did any of these things, there was no on in my family to teach me these things. Mom showed me how to use the mattress to save money, LOL. Other than just knowing the words I had no idea what it was all really about.

I want to thank Peak Potentials for offering the course “Master the Markets” and Carl Johnson for being such an awesome teacher! A teacher I could understand and follow when I was coming from total zero knowledge of the subject.

It’s been like learning a foreign language.  I have a friend who would ask me questions. Earlier this year I did not yet feel comfortable with the language. I would let him talk and I would do most of the listening. Then,  just a few days ago over New Years Eve dinner, I found I felt confident and willing to talk about what I knew and what I did.  It felt really awesome.

Now, I am learning to the manage the emotional part of the game. I can read the candle sticks and the indicators and use the stock screener. But paper and real money are two different games emotionally.

The goal is intraday trading. It’s so exciting! but right now I suck at it.

Turns out I really love Options Trading. I can spend the whole day at it. Like software engineering, where I just wanted to do “one more compile”, I am very happily addicted to trading.

Its a really good place to be, when what you love to do, can earn you some money. I got the love part down, now for some money.

Do what you love… the money will follow