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.