Learn to trade with Anthony Beardsell
In 2010 I quit my job and decided to start living my life on my own terms. I wanted to earn a living doing things that I enjoyed, have time to myself to pursue my hobbies and spend time with my family and friends.
Trading certainly fit all of this criteria for me. It was exciting, challenging, I could trade as and when I had time. It had been in my mind to day trade as a home based trader for a while, I had been trading my own funds and managing others money successfully for 20+ years.
The beginning – I doubled my money in less than 12 months
I had been working in financial markets for over 20 years, managing other people’s money as well as doing my own trading on the side. I was training and coaching teams of financial advisers and also had experience of with fund and wealth management in my last executive role. In 2009/10 I doubled my investments trading the Stockmarket bounce after the financial crisis in 2008.
I set about learning the art of shorter term trading, day trading as a professional. For me this didn’t mean doing it full time. I had my business to run and I loved the work that I was doing training and coaching others. For me it meant learning what the professional traders did, how they traded and emulating them when I was at my trading desk.
100% financially self sufficient
My primary aim was to develop a stream of income and capital gains to enable me to be 100% financially self sufficient and to boost my meagre pension (sound good to you?). With the experience that I now have in trading I define this aim as becoming a Consistently Profitable Trader.
Learning to trade
The main trouble that I experienced in my learning path was the lack of quality material out there. There seemed so many options, so many different methods of trading and no single resource to explain it all to me. I read dozens of books, took trading courses from so called expert professional day traders, joined live trading webinar rooms and lost money as a result. Each trader seemed to have a different spin on trading, used different methods and none of these methods were consistently profitable for me.
Eventually I began to get a grasp on how markets worked, how price moved and which technical indicators would be effective for me. Gradually I began to piece together all of the information that I had gathered over my introductory trading period. Hundreds of hours of study and thousands of tips, methods and charts. Gradually I began to turn losing trading days into winning trading days. Losing periods into winning periods. Until I eventually began to trade profitably consistently.
Modelling the professional traders
My moto is: if you want to excel at something then you must find out what the best in the business are doing and do those things yourself.
Through working as an NLP Master Trainer I had learned the art of modelling. I set about modelling some of the most successful traders in the business. I interviewed them, I worked with them. I eventually discovered that they all did certain things, approached trading mentally in the same way. Plus I learned their trading systems and how they managed their trades.
Trading Stars Interview – with Anthony Beardsell
Become a consistently profitable trader
I started trading profitably with one system and then another and then another. I applied what worked for others to my own systems and compiled a set of systems that worked consistently for me. I developed a set of rules for my systems, if-then statements that can be applied to different markets at different times.
It is my aim to share all that I learned about Day Trading and Swing Trading with you in a way that makes sense to you and provide a resource that you can come back to again and again as you develop as a trader. Most of the information is free and I hope that you get good use from it.
I have also developed some premium (paid) options for those of you interested in becoming a Consistently Profitable Trader. Our Day Trading & Swing Trading training course and Forex Trading Course provide full details of the trading systems that work for me and how you can apply them to suit you as you develop your own trading style.
Trading isn’t about finding hidden treasure. There isn’t one system that works every time and for everyone. Copying exactly what others do will lead to losses. Trading is tricky. It takes dedication and hard work to become successful (what profession doesn’t?). However earnings are unlimited in trading, the freedom is exquisite, for those who make it the lifetime rewards are well worth the effort.
Learning to trade for me started as a challenge and became a passion. I hope to share some of that passion with you over these web pages.