Getting my first stake.

We all have to start somewhere and our beginnings effect everyone in their own way.  It is not what happens to us, it is what we do with it.  I have talked a few times and if you check the about me page you know I took a bet to get my start with my own account.  Now, I can not stress enough that it was not a very smart thing to do.  I learned a lot from that experience.  I do not recommend doing it but I am not going to hide from it either.

This past week, a friend and trader Jeffrey Carter who also happens to have a great blog was in NYC earlier this week. Jeffery gave me an chance to interview him, you can read it here.  I do not remember telling Jeffery the story, maybe he read a story from ChicagoSean,  but he retold the story to Joshua Brown, Phil Pearlman and others.  Joshua gave me a chance to tell more of the story.  The best part is the end.

Once again, I would never do it again. I am making the best out of the opportunity and I got to talk with the people I look up to in the financial blogesphere.  I only have time to read about 10 blogs regularly and to be able to interact with 4 of the 10 people is a gift.

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4 Responses to Getting my first stake.

  1. theback9 says:

    your a class act

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Eli Radke, Trader Habits. Trader Habits said: Getting my first stake. […]

  3. Hey Eli, I know two people who’ve also taken the plunge into the mighty Chicago river for much, much less than $5k. I’d consider that a good trade, plus a couple years ago the river was upgraded from ‘toxic’ to ‘very polluted’, so put that in your win column as well.

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