Patricia S., 40 years old, from the USA.
“Don’t swing for the fences. You’ve got a lot of time!”
Patricia has successfully passed our Super Buying Power program, and she is now TTP’s funded trader managing a $80K account, or as we call it, she is a true “Stock Star”.
Every time she reaches 5 consecutive winning days, we will boost her buying power and max exposure.
We spoke with Patricia about her trading plan, insights, and lessons gained while trading in the markets and our platform as a funded trader.
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Q&A With Patricia
Tell us a little bit about yourself
My name is Patricia. I’m originally from Germany but came to the USA in 2008 to run track. I lived in NYC for almost 10 years before I moved to the Westcoast.
I am also the mom of a one year old. Trying to get back into competitive running.
How long have you been trading?
I’ve been a part-time Trader for 1.5 years
Briefly describe your trading plan and how it contributes to your success
I’m a short biased trader regarding small caps. In the Morning I am looking at my scanners and make a plan based on fundamentals and technicals.
Then I place my order with the appropriate risk management and usually step away.
Share with us a challenge you faced in your trading career and how you overcame it
I started trading when I was 6 months pregnant.
It was quite challenging with a newborn to trade in the mornings. She usually woke up 4 times at night and especially when the market opened, haha.
I definitely had to really focus and multitask during these short hours in the mornings. That was definitely a huge challenge!
How did you adjust risk management to your trading personality?
I’m an impatient person. Trading taught me to step away and not focus on the fluctuations. It drove myself crazy!
Describe a key moment in your trading career
adjusting risk management to my trading was definitely a key moment!
How long did it take for you to become a consistent trader, and what aspects did you change for that?
I’d say a year . Looking into fundamentals AND technicals and not just scalp everything right and left.
What is your mental/psychological strength, and how did you develop it
I’m quick in decision making once a stock fits my criteria. I don’t dwell in should I or should I not. By the time I’m dwelling, the stock already moved too much.
Also the fact I’m not looking at the screen much once my trade has been placed.
Emotions are shut out at that point.
What was your strategy for successfully passing the evaluation phase?
Taking profits early and applying tight risk management.
How is trading for Trade The Pool different from trading by yourself?
It makes me more accountable with TTP. It’s a full support system and I love it.
What would you recommend to someone who is just starting with us?
Start small, don’t swing for the fences. You’ve got a lot of time!
Share online resources that were/are significant in your trading development. Names and links are appreciated.
I’ve been listening to hundreds of audiobooks and podcasts.
That came in handy because my baby had to take lots of naps and she liked car naps in the newborn phase. So I basically drove around for two hours at a time and listened to lots of things.
“Market Wizards”, “Trading in the Zone”, “Best loser wins” and podcasts such as “Chat with Traders” were my go to where I actually heard about you:)
Would you like to share anything else with us?
Just super stoked to work with you!
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