My name is Glenn, and this is a journal of my path to becoming a successful trader in the financial markets.
When I was in high school, my favorite subjects were math and music. Because my career goal was to teach (like my parents), I chose to pursue music over math so that I could teach the same concepts with different material every year rather than solving the same equations from a text book year after year.
Earning a living as a musician usually means watching your finances closely. While I have been fortunate to hold jobs with salaries that enabled me to save, I was not satisfied with the returns of the funds suggested by my financial advisors, so started doing my own reading on investments and trading.
The variety of stocks and mutual funds available to trade was overwhelming for a musician with limited fundamental business or accounting knowledge. I was able to spend four years as a student living and studying in France (before the euro), so when I discovered that it was possible to trade currencies, this seemed like the best avenue for me to explore as a trader: a very limited set of choices and more emphasis on technical analysis which was easier for me to grasp.
Because this was a side activity for me, I stumbled through day-trading and long-term systems as my schedule and funds allowed. Because my retirement funds were in stocks and mutual funds, my attention was pulled in many different directions beyond currencies. I read books, followed newsletters, and learned systems that work for other people. I have made money and lost money in currencies, stocks, options and futures.
Making progress as a musician requires not just time playing an instrument, but focused practice. Baltimore (where I live now) is often abbreviated as B’more. This website is how I will focus my efforts to “be more (of a) trader.” B’more Trader is not just a title, it is an intention, and I hope my writings here will help you become a better trader as well.