This is a group for anyone interested in trading financial markets, whether you are actively trading or just interested in learning more before you start shorting gold or trying to double your money in Apple stock.
Many people are attracted to trading by its promises of wealth and independence but discover that it can be a lonely profession, and this is a chance to get out from behind the screens and chat with other traders in a relaxed environment.
The meets are split into two types:
1. Monthly evening pub socials
These will usually be on the first Thursday of the month and will oscillate (pardon the pun) between Bristol and Bath. Feel free to bring chart prints if you like but mainly these are informal social events to network and share war stories and maybe get a few tips from more experienced traders.
2. Presentations / focussed discussions
These examine technical and psychological aspects of trading in depth and are intended to address material not possible in a pub environment. These are not primers on how to trade; no particular system or strategy is being promoted, instead they aim to encourage critical thinking and self-examination. One of the overriding principles I've learned to follow in life is that successful people ask better questions. Mundane questions yield mundane answers. More sophisticated questions yield more insightful answers. And with greater insight comes an edge.
I will generally be holding these meetings in Bath.
Members are welcome to host their own events to broaden the scope and style of the group. Contact me if you would like to be an event host.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Friendly notes to prospective members:
1. If you wish to join the group, please use your first name. Anonymous memberships such as 'RobotFX', 'StockTrader' , etc. won't be accepted.
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