Q&A with Marcel
And now presenting to you the next installment in our trader interview series…meet Marcel.
Q: How long have you been trading?
A: I have been trading since September 2013
Q: How many trades do you think you average per month or year?
A: On average I would say 1-3 trades a month.
Q: Why did you decide to start stock trading?
A: I had always been interested in the stock market, and wanted to learn how to invest. Initially I did not know the difference between an investor or trader, but now have come to understand that when I am trading my money is in the market for less time than the typical investor.
Q: Have you been to any NVOWS seminars? If so, which ones and what were your thoughts on them?
A: Yes I have attended Seminar 1 ( Knowledge is better than Gold) about 3 times. In this seminar I learned a tremendous amount about the market, how it works and how I can use this vehicle to create wealth for my family and future generations. I have also attended Seminar 2 , and learned the wonderful world of options!
Q: Is stock trading what you expected?
A: I honestly had no idea what to expect. I regularly heard things about trading and when hearing the opinion of the typical buy and hold strategists a fear of trading was created, as they made it seem that smart investors buy and hold and typically likened trading to glorified gambling.
Q: Is there anything you know now that you wish you had known when you started?
A: No. If anything I wish I could have learned about trading sooner in life. I wasted so much money on things I don’t even own anymore. It would have been great to take that money and put it towards something useful, like my future business. Once a person learns something it is soooo easy to then go and find the same information and say “Hey I could have learned this sooner” but, I have a saying that goes “You don’t know, what you don’t know, until you learn what you don’t know”. In essence NOW that I have learned a strategy I can easily go find sources that simulate, and talk about this strategy, and NOW I have the luxury of saying “oh I could have learned this without spending X amount of money to know what I know now”, but the reality of the situation is if I did not learn what I learned in Seminar 1 , I would have no clue what to look for. Who knows maybe one day I would have discovered this wonderful strategy, but in the information age where there is a plethora of bad information mixed in with a finite amount of good, who knows how long it would have taken. I am writing this in May of 2014. I took my first seminar 1 in March of 2013, there is no way I would have half of the information I do now had I not attended seminar 1 with NVOWS.
Q:Are you consistently profitable?
A: I am pretty much even for the year.
Q: Would you recommend someone join Top Gun? Why or why not?
A: Yes. I invested in my family business, and any child that I have from now on will also be able to participate in our business. I am leaving a legacy behind that will change my family for the better. The information I have received is invaluable, and it was worth the money I put in to get it. Every year thousands of high school graduates enroll in their first semester of college. For the price of that first year’s tuition at a university, I have gotten a much more valuable education in my opinion.
Q: Besides NVOWS materials what other resources (books, websites, people, etc) do you use?
A: First and foremost, I am getting in the habit of praying and asking Jesus for guidance before making any decision. I have endeavored to learn market tone on my own so, I read Reuters and MarketWatch to get a feel for the market tone, and compare my discoveries with NVOWS market alerts. I also bounce ideas off of my brother who is also a Top Gun. I do trust NVOWS, but I want to fly my own plane.
Q: Anything else you’d want to add.
A: If you are thinking about taking Seminar 1 with NVOWS… Just go! 99.00 bought me a new opportunity. It bought me hope for dreams that I thought were unattainable. IF you are anything like me, I am sure you can make a list of worse things or less valuable things you have bought that cost equal to or more than 99.00. Take a chance, what do you have to lose?