For those in our trading community, odds are, if you’ve been around long enough, you’ve seen the name “Stock Gambit” appear in the chat room. He has been around since nearly the start of our community. He is in “ninja mode” for the most part, in fact, as you’ll hear on the interview, I wasn’t even aware he was a full time trader now! It’s always fascinating to hear about people’s journey’s from working at the 9-5 J-O-B to being their own boss and working from home. That’s what we get to hear all about in this episode. We hope you enjoy!
Stock Gambit has been a long time member and we’re excited to interview him today. His parents were always involved in the stock market from the time he was a child but it didn’t appeal to him until many years later. His father used technical charts for many years for his own trading.
Gambit wanted to find some people to learn from and this led to him following traders on twitter and puppet trading him. After some further reflection, he realized that he needed to learn to spot trade opportunities for himself. This led him to get involved with Claytrader courses.
While he found some success in penny stocks while the OTC market was filled with volume, that eventually fizzled out and led him to close all of his positions. He credits the Penny Stock Survival Guide for him making that decision to look elsewhere for trades. He started to trade common shares and paper traded forex.
Gambit has traded almost every trading vehicle under the sun but he thinks that it is important that people realize what is out there and what works best for them. The repetitions of starting small and getting comfortable gives you the ability to scale up your strategy without spiraling out of control.
“My father gave me a book and said read it. I read it and was completely confused. It was all about technical charts.”
“My father would say ‘I didn’t care what I would trade as long as I made money.’ “
“I was always concerned that forex pairs would crash. Clay suggested I look at basic options since I could limit my losses.”
“You feel comfortable when you feel comfortable. It’s the number of repetitions and staying small.”
“If you believe this is something you should be doing and it is right for you, you should persist.”