We've all seen the ads - "trade from anywhere, all you need is an internet connection and twenty minutes a day". I've fallen for them too and it's no surprise, the idea of making extra income in a small timeframe and in a highly portable fashion is very appealing, sadly though, it's horseshit. I'm as … Continue reading Your Trading Environment
It is only natural for people to look to the bookshops or Amazon reading lists to get amongst all the books that are "must reads" for the aspiring trader. Are they worthwhile? Yes and No. I've spent a fair bit of money buy up trading books, mostly I've found that the ones on the top of … Continue reading Why most trading books aren’t worth the money.
Why do we want to be Traders? Some feel this is a stupid question, they just do and don't need any more of an explanation. To some its obvious but to me it's something that needs a bit more thought. There's no two ways about it - the goal of trading is to make money. … Continue reading The Goal – as long as it’s honest, it’s a good one!
Every time I read the background of a successful trader it goes something like this: "I've had a passion for the financial markets, exploiting edges and turning what I had into something more. I had a flair for numbers at school and so a degree in Computer Science seemed a sensible way to go, but … Continue reading An amateur amongst wolves – How I started trading.
So I thought about starting this blog many times and many times I decided that I wouldn't bother. Since I'm not active in the markets most of the time, that I'm not making money and that I'm as the title suggest the most unlikely of people to realise the dream of successful trading, I figured … Continue reading Welcome to The Unlikely Trader – A beard, a baby and some dreams of trading.