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Why Do I Day Trade?

Why Do I Want To Day Trade?

People often ask me, “Ross, what made you want to start trading”.  My path to becoming a full-time Day Trader was far from direct.  Although I’ve always had an interest in the stock market, growing up in Vermont and living in the country led me to believe a career on Wall Street would never be in the cards for me.  Through my years in school I decided to study fine art & environmental science by taking classes focused on environmentally sustainable architecture.

From Working In NYC To Day Trading

In my final years of college I began looking for an internship at a design firm.  I was hired at an interior architecture studio in Manhattan, first for a 3 month internship, then as a full-time employee.  During my time working there I managed construction budgets, filed our projects with the Department of Buildings, and assisted with design development and material sections.  Since I was working at small firm I was able to do a little bit of everything.  In those years I would work 12hr days and I was making less than $50k/year before taxes.  Eventually I got burned out of living in NYC and working such long hours.  I think there were probably dozens of people lined up after me to go work the same position in hopes of it being their foot in the door to something bigger.  It was a good resume builder, but I didn’t feel the upward potential was there to justify continuing to work there.

I Was Sick Of The 9-5 Grind

I had lost my passion for architecture.  I wanted more from life than working 12hrs/day on thankless tasks.  Once I realized I couldn’t do it another day, I put in my 2 weeks notice and moved back to Vermont.  This was before I even knew that Day Trading would be my future.  All I knew was that I couldn’t keep punching the clock.  In the first few weeks after quitting I felt such a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.  I told myself I was now going to take control of my future!  The only question was what would my future contain?  As I looked for work and began to realize prospects were slim, I stumbled back onto the idea of being a trader.  I decided specifically to research day trading.

Becoming A Full-Time Day Trader

With the boom in online day trading that started in the late 90’s, it was now common place for people to make a living trading the markets from the comfort of their own home.  After some preliminary research, my goal was to make $200/day as a day trader.  That income would fully replace my salary from working in NYC, could be achieved from the comfort of my own home, and ideally, would only require 2-3hrs of work/day.  This was the beginning of my journey that has lead to me where I am today.  Little did I know making $200/day is easier said than done!  In my first 18 months I made zero profit.  Through trial and error, I lost over $30,000.00 testing different strategies and I spent the majority of my life savings keeping myself afloat.  But I was hooked!  I knew the potential if I was able to succeed and I refused to quit.  Eventually I discovered a pattern in the market that led to the creation of my momentum trading strategy.  That strategy is now the basis of the Day Trading Courses we teach beginner traders every day.

Finding Your Passion

Having gone through years of grinding a 9-5, and years of struggling to learn how to trade, the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that you have to follow your heart!  You need to have a passion in life.  Once you find your passion, and for me it’s been day trading, you’ll become 100% dedicated to making it work.  Today I am living my dream life, and I’m teaching other beginner traders everything I did to be a success.  Our Warrior Pro trading course is designed to teach beginner traders the exact same strategies I use to trade the markets everyday.  Even though I’m back to working 12hrs/day, I enjoy every minute of it.  I wish everyone could have the same level of excitement I feel every morning when I wake up.  This is the joy of doing what you love & loving the life you live.


  • Paul

    September 24, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Good stuff man you’re a great teacher.

  • MAJ(R) Vince Eberhart

    September 24, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    To update you on my progress. I paper traded roughly 5 months with good days and bad days. Finally opened my SureTrader account and started trading on Sep 12th. Didn’t do too bad but got a little over confident. In my 10 days of trading I had 2 days where I lost $500 each day. Other days were about even but I am only down $400 for the 2 weeks. What a valuable learning experience. This week my goal is to be green for the week and continue to get better each day. I studied your Day Trading Course and it was great! I can’t imagine trying to begin trading without your guidance. Each morning I am so excited to get on line and join the chat room.
    I am a retired Army Officer with 23 years enjoying every day I served. I have the same excitement in my new role as a day trader and plan on this being my vocation. Thank you for helping me start out in this new role.

  • Jeffrey

    September 24, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    That is a great story. I have tried to day trade unseccsesfully but I came across your site. I will give it a honest try. I love trading but there is much for me to learn. I have tried other services and have not gotten much out of them. I suppose this will be my last try. I have seen your videos and I am working on learning but with a family and work it’s tough. I will make it work somehow because I feel the honesty from you. Wish me luck and thank you for the free Monday chats.

  • Randy Mayle

    September 24, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Ross you do an amazing job, and I am very glad to be enrolled in the Warrior Trading program. I too have had a frustrating yet committed involvement with trading. I am confident that the things I am learning will make me successful, and look forward to the the days and months ahead!

  • Greg Loya

    September 25, 2016 at 12:01 am

    HI Ross,
    Your are certainly right, we need to have a passion or two in life in order to wake up every day fully motivated to execute the activities that goes with of this passion (s) without even thinking about time. This the best way to explain relativity without the math. Time warps when you are having fun! It’s so enjoyable experiencing the execution of our own passionate ideas toward success that being tired disappears out of our vocabulary as well. I am in the path of becoming a passionate and successful day trader thanks to vison of turning your awesome ideas into a great training material. Thank you.

  • david uribe

    September 25, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    ROSS..your my man..i have not bought your trading course, but watch many of your videos and try to join you on free chat monday.iam 47 years old and been trying to trade for many years with little success and little money, another reason i have not bought the course(no excuse right)…i have a job a dislike (trumps maralago club palm beach) i love the market and never blame it for my losses…so you inspire me….and i would like to wake up everyday like you and turn on my computer open my scanner and look for those stocks that are have that once a year move…thank you for all you do and i will keep watching your videos and joining you on free chat monday as long as you allow it….your awsome…david uribe lantana, fl

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