What we're about

Below is the original description of our group, written by its founder and only lightly edited thus far. I inherited the group in early 2017, but the description below remains accurate, as we have not changed anything essential about the group. We have been meeting every fourth Thursday (a little different from every month) for a while now, with a couple of exceptions to that pattern. We usually meet at Produce Row in the near southeast industrial neighborhood of Portland, but not always. Because the description below is written in the voice of the founder who has retired from trading after a successful career, I will update it some time soon.

- Doug

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Personally, I'm a longer-term position trader and by no means am I an advocate of day trading or active trading as I've seen way too many people lose it all actively trading in the casino over the past few years.

Trading and investing can be a fairly isolating hobby or profession. I've been trading and investing for a decade now and can tell you that after staring at my damn computer screen for 12 hours straight, the last thing I want to do is stay at home. Meeting hundreds of traders over the past couple of years, the one thing that I have consistently discovered is that there's a huge demand for trader collaboration. Traders simply want to meet other people who can identify with them. Let's be honest, as traders, we want to meet other people who are able to understand why we are so weird!

And after a long day at the desk, all we really want to do is let loose a little and throw back a couple of Portland's best microbrews.

We will discuss global markets, individual stocks, options, momentum stocks, penny stocks, Honey boo boo, the Kardashians, whatever! I must emphasize that there will be no teaching or instructing.

As in the past, this group is definitely open to both men and women. The group is open to anyone interested in the markets . We are just here to have a good time. I will not be leading any seminars, selling DVD's, nor doing any consulting. We are simply here to shoot the sh&% about life and to have a good time.

Lastly, please be respectful of other members. If your motive is to solicit members and sell them something, you will not be invited back. Nobody is required to pay dues. I'll pay for the Meetup.com membership. If you would like to buy me a beer every couple of months, I won't refuse!

Upcoming events (1)

Sell in May and Go to Produce Row !

Produce Row Cafe

Here we go again, traders, as we do every fourth Thursday at 4pm: we get together at Produce Row for the duration of their three-hour happy hour to talk about markets, trading, and anything else that's on our minds. We'll gather on Thursday, May 2, on the back patio at Produce Row, in the near Southeast Portland industrial neighborhood, with a happy hour that runs from 4 to 7pm and a fine selection of food and drink. We get attendees of all skill levels, including beginners and even those who have not yet begun but are learning and deciding on an approach. The veterans are always generous with guidance. Our traders trade everything: stocks, ETFs, options, futures, currencies, and crypto-currencies. We have traders who hail from all parts of the world, which can add interesting perspectives to a conversation. While there's always much discussion of markets, we talk about whatever is on our minds - it's an unstructured social gathering. Attendance has been very good lately, so come out on May 2, see your friends and meet some new ones from the trading world. If you plan on attending, remember that your RSVP will help bring more traders to the meetup. The more the merrier!

Past events (61)

April Meetup for Traders !

Produce Row Cafe

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