It is my great pleasure and honor to introduce a new series that I've been working on for some time now together with the one and only @wingz. It's a trading series that we hope it will help everyone interested in this arcane skill:
The idea for a good trading series that could help noobs came to me after seeing that so many steemians are interested in trading and actively trade, yet there's not so much information about how and what to trade.A lot of us just went by feel and learned by doing but we lack fundamentals. That's one of the reasons the cryptomarket is still in its infancy, most of the traders are not very experimented. This is good for an expert trader as he can take advantage of beginners's mistakes. That does not sound like a great situation to me and I wanted to see if we can push the level up. If Steemians could be better trader, what impact would this have on the cryptomarket?
But there's a huge gap of information and knowledge that needs to be filled. I am a big believer in learning and in that sharing knowledge makes us ALL richer. Of course, I had no knowledge to give as I am not a trader and all I know is mostly self-thought. That's were @wingz comes in.
@wingz is a professional trader but also a crypto trader for at least 3 years. He is in an unique position to have a lot of knowledge, insight, experience AND also to be very open to discuss it with me. ( The fact that we are friends is a huge bonus too). I also always loved his easy to read blogs and he has a talent to explain complicated concepts easily. It was really no question on who to do this series with.
I had the big idea and I had the right person. You might wonder why isn't Wingz doing this series on his own. After all, what do I have to offer?
We talked about that and we decided on a format that we think it will be best, especially for beginners. I remember how I learned to play poker, not by reading books and blogposts - although that helped - but by watching a TON of training videos. Mostly people talking through their poker decisions.
One of my favorite format was when they paired a noob with a pro and they discussed whatever the pro did. Basically, the new guy was a stand in for "me" at the time, asking what no pro would think of ask and clearing stuff up for himself, helping me in the process.
We thought we should do that in this series. I am THE NOOB, the stand in for "you", and I'm trying to ask the questions that are necessary, sometimes stupid, sometimes even repetitive so we can all learn an get to the bottom of this trading thing! Basically, the format can boil down to "ME asking wingz stuff". We had this epiphany after we talked about a trade and wingz showed me some graphs of his trades and walked me through his decisions. It was a big A-HA! moment for me and the inception of this series. Wingz noticed that there is nothing like it out there. Obviously, we had to make it happen and here we are.
This could not have worked without @wingz. I know no other trader that has his experience and I trust him completely. We've known each other now for months - also met in person at Steemfest - and I know he is the absolute real deal. But he is also a big believer in sharing and helping people figure stuff out. I would say that he has all the makings of a mentor. I learned so much from him over the time and I hope that -through this series- you'll learn a lot too.
We have big goals with this: talking trades, answering questions of all kinds from the comments, live trading, shitcoin discussions, ico discussions and many many many more things to come. We have no idea how well will this be received but we think it will bring a much needed good trading series on Steemit and we're all gonna have a lot of fun here and hopefully make some $$$ with out trades too!
Last but not least!! No series can start without a nice illustration/logo. It's not a secret that I am a big fan of @kyriacos for his ON-POINT work with robinhoodwhale and other stuff ( CHECK HIS BLOG!! ). He was my first and only choice for this and he got what I wanted instantly. I love the illustration and it will be a perfect companion to this series.
PS:Thank you for doing it fast, man!!
I hope you like it and are as excited as we are about this whole...experiment, I guess.
In the next chapter we'll talk about what makes a trader, what's a good coin to trade in crypto and how to work on your weaknesses and identify your strengths. We'll also have some theory articles written by @wingz on his blog that will complement this series nicely. I should not tell you that following him is mandatory if you want to get the most out of this series.We plan to have a first season of 10 chapters and then take it from there.
@wingz always says:
Trading is both a skill and an art. It reveals who you are and so, no traders trade exactly the same.
Seen through this lenses, trading is self-discovery too. We think that everyone will learn something from this, no matter their current level because..there's always more to know about yourself.
Yet this series will never achieve its potential alone. This can not happen without you. So get involved, ask around, link us stuff, make us work hard and let's get to the bottom of this. Don't be shy!
It's a chance for all of us to learn, grow and become better at trading.
Let's take it!
We'll see you soon,
wingz & razvanelulmarin