What we're about
Welcome to the Wheaton Trading Group. My name is John Zurales and I'm a self directed investor.
This meetup for self directed investors interested in trading stocks and options. I started this group to meet with like minded traders and investors in the Western Suburbs of Chicago to share knowledge and learn together. I've also been active in the Chicago NW Burbs-Trading Club Meetup, and know the founder and several of the members there.
The general format of the meetups will be to:
• Review the major stock indexes
• Identify the sectors that are moving the broad indexes
• Identify the stocks in the sectors that are driving the move
• Look for a few trade ideas.
• Discuss a specific topic
• Go over member Q&A
Trading and managing your financial investments is an important life skill, and we all stand to learn from each other. There's a lot to cover from the technology and jargon of trading, to understanding what works for your level of risk tolerance and controlling your emotions. I use the Think or Swim desktop and mobile platforms for my trading.
My background is that I'm a self directed trader/investor who has traded stocks and options for many years and as well as options to hedge my long term portfolio.
I also took a shot at trading full time, but ended up back to work in the corporate world. The experience during that year reinforced the idea that trading needs to be a consistent process. I've learned there is a big difference between short term trading, and managing the long term money in the retirement accounts.
I've taken a number of trading and investing courses over the years through industry leading programs and educators such as TD Ameritrade, Investools, Todd "Bubba" Horwitz ,Dave Johnson, Price Headley, Al Sherbin, Options Xpress, Don Fishback, AJ Brown, and Tasty Trade.
I also took Nick Fosco's investing class at the Chicago NW Burbs Trading Club Meetup, and even taught a basic options class for that group.
My goal for this group is to learn and share short term options strategies as well as longer term investing ideas with like minded traders. I also believe in trading with the trend of the market, and hedging the long term portfolio to protect the downside.
So I look forward to your coming out to join us as we get this group rolling.