I have been trading for 5 years before joining City Traders Imperium. I started in mid- 2016 as a day trading in the stock market. I quickly realized that I needed substantial capital to see any gains and I wanted an avenue where I could start small and work my way up. A year later I was introduced to forex.
I fell in love with it; however, it would become quite a journey to arrive where I am today. For 4 years, I struggled greatly. I joined multiple “Forex Groups” that claimed to be effective at teaching people how to trade. For 4 years, it all seemed to be nothing, but a fantasy of being a successful trader. I would constantly see posts on social media, fellow traders in the industry showing all the profits they were making, yet here I was, struggling to win even one trade. So, for 4 years I bounced from group to group, purchasing course after course, using every strategy and indicator in the book. I still chased that elusive goal of consistency.
At one point, I was very close to quitting all together, but I knew that my heart and soul was invested in this industry not counting the time, money, and tears investment as well. What I lacked was “direction”, I lacked a proper trading plan.
Fast forward to September of 2019, by chance I stumbled on Ken Baggett, founder of Simple Trading Solutions and the man who would end up becoming my mentor, giving me that little nudge in the right direction I had been lacking.
What many traders struggle with is not trading with a plan.
A plan, which entails a set of rules or conditions that must be met before you consider entering the market. Each time we enter the market, we expose ourselves to risk, so to be in the industry on a long-term scale, we need to stack as many confirmations as possible to make our trades as probable as possible.
I struggled for a long time with this. Trading with a purpose and not trading just to trade. Thanks to “Ken” I learned how to rule base my trading, which allowed me to filter my trades and pick quality over quantity. What catapulted me was embracing the concept of establishing a minimum goal. By having a goal, we trade with a plan, we structure our trading for that goal, and when we reach it, we need to have the discipline to stop.
What stopped my growth for a while was knowing when to stop trading when I was in profits and especially when to stop when I was losing. I worked tirelessly for the past year and can proudly say I am on pace to have my first profitable year by October of this year.
I am proud to now work in tandem with Ken to now teach aspiring traders the same knowledge he gave to me, so I currently am the Swing trader educator and Proprietary Funding Expert for Simple Trading Solutions.
This would not have been possible if I listened to my doubts and quit at any point throughout my 4 years of struggles. This would not have been possible if I did not commit myself to learning the skill set first instead of trying to focus on making money. I learned to trade objectively, without emotion, as a result, City Traders Imperium is another funded account I am proud and honored to add to my portfolio that contains multiple funded accounts from other firms as well.