I am a private trader trading my own account for the last few years.
Prior to trading, I originally trained as a Land Surveyor before working for a supplier to the industry and I spent the last 11 years of that career selling, supporting, developing GPS machine guidance equipment in open-cut coal mining. As part of that I studied for a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and then a Master of Education in Adult Education.
The government induced contraction in the mining industry with hostile ‘initiatives’ like the carbon tax and the resources tax as well as the cycle winding down lead to retrenchment at an age where you are looking to wind up your retirement benefits, not looking at working for minimum wage.
So I had always been interested in Trading and Property and turned my attention to those areas.
My focus is primarily on Technical Analysis. Price tells us everything we need to know.