Wanted to drop a quick hi, and say I look forward to tonight's Meetup. Thanks again to Karen for organizing the spot. It was a very busy February with the Olympics and having friends, family, and friends of friends, and family of family in town, but it was very enjoyable. I'm off to volunteer for the Paralympic Games in Whistler starting next week, so that's why we picked today (usually we do later in the month).
I hope all has been well and it was great to see some of you as I was out and about downtown for various activities.
Tonight I hope to have a special guest presentation (via web, maybe recorded, we'll see), but the big news is that I have a projector screen now and so that will help us to use the length of the room and not expect folks to look at an image perpendicular to them. Another change that seemed to organically work well at our last Meetup is to finish a little early and just let folks talk amongst themselves. We'll continue to refine things based on what everyone wants and is looking for.
It'll be a fun night like it always is and I would appreciate your patronage to Fresh Bean (a drink or a cookie or something) to express our thanks in letting us invade their space!
The goal of this Meetup is to share ideas and help each other become better traders. If you have a trading idea that you would like to present, please send me an email with your presentation at least a couple of weeks before the Meetup that you would like to present at.
All levels of traders are welcome, and as many successful traders may testify, there's always something that can be learned from sharing and teaching, too. Just be mindful that trading is a commitment and isn't for those who are looking to make a quick buck. There are a multitude of resources we have in our files section.
Limited handouts will be available, and it's first-come first-served, so come on time. As group organizer I am a founder of a trading company called TradingMetro, which means that I can afford to lend resources to the group on occasion. I also author a daily industry blog called PipStop. This is an open group where anybody and any conversation trading related is welcome.