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November Casual Trader’s Meetup

December 7th, 2016 07:12

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We had another great traders’ meet-up last week. We were thrilled to see some new friendly faces as well as returning ones. We are developing into a fabulous group of traders from beginners to experienced, all with our own insights and ideas to share with one another. This time we had a planned agenda that we shared with our trader friends ahead of time so they would know what to expect. We drank beers and ate delicious tacos that were a big hit.

To keep things exciting, we invited a guest speaker: Bruce Dinger of Kennsei Trading. Bruce talked about his strategy and his hedge fund and the group of traders were very engaged and had lots of questions for Bruce. We also did a short presentation about AlpacaScan to share how we are personally using it as individual traders and how we are working to improve it as a team. The group gave us some good feedback on features they would like to see added to the scan so we will be working on those too.

Overall, the conversation was great. We talked about candlesticks and charts, fundamentals and valuation, positions sizing, risk & reward ratios and rules to help keep our emotions checked and discipline in tact.

Local traders in the Silicon Valley are invited to join us at our next Casual Trader’s Meetup which will take place on January 12, 2017. You can sign up here: San Mateo Casual Trader’s Meetup

And check out our Trader’s Meetup Facebook page: Casual Trader’s on Facebook