I decided to take a break from this and come back when I am more knowledgeable about the market.
Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting!
I am a pretty new investor. I started in February, 2015. Therefore nothing I say should carry any merit. I am currently reading up on Forex and experimenting with it. I opened this channel to stream for some friends and anyone who is interested in watching.
Because I am a poor college student at a local university everything will be done with a TD Ameritrade paper account. I do have a real investment account with them but because it is meager there is no point in trading with it.
Bio: I am currently a 20 year old college student in Denver, Colorado. My first name is Alex and that is what I hope everyone will call me.
I thought streaming would be really fun to try. I have watched video game streamers at twitch.tv on and off for several months but I am bad at video games. I tried to stream something on twitch but it was an utter embarrassment. So, why am I streaming myself investing (albeit poorly; see next column)? I want to show some friends what the securities market is all about and generally have a good time. I decided to keep this channel open for the general public in case other people wanted to watch me lose money as well.
Investment Profile and Style
Approximate* Total P/L: ($260.00) [Before taxes; all activity]
This figure represents how much money I have lost throughout my entire experiences with investing and speculating. Most of it is due to bad philosophy, lack of knowledge and amateur mistakes. Hence why the channel is called amateur hour. This figure represents "real money." Paper money will not be reported because it does not have hard statements, can be misrepresented at a click of a button and, honestly, means absolutely nothing besides entertainment and practice value. Therefore, my paper value will never be recorded.
At the moment I have no specialization. I have read up on the basics of almost everything. Right now I am currently reading up on Forex because the framework, ideas and adrenaline really excite me. I also really enjoy reading about current events so Forex will be great fun.
*Due to a current account transfer from optionsxpress to TD Ameritrade I am unable to accurately cite my Profits and Losses. I hope this is understandable. I transferred my account because I felt TD Ameritrade offered better screening tools and more available products. At the moment it is a rough estimate.