Greetings everyone. My name is Andrei and I'm a 19 y/o from Romania . My story is quite interesting. Ever since I was a little kid (12-13) I was interested in making my own money. I started with Microjobs where I would register on some websites for $0.10 thus making $9 in a few months. I was very happy withdrawing those as they were my first money. Later on I started learning Internet Marketing (Black Hat).
I started this when I was 14 and I was making 10 to 15 dollars per month. In a few months I withdrawn $80 and I bought my parents for their anniversary a digital camera (Nikon point&shoot, like $50 I spent on it). Fast forward when I was 16 and I developed a strategy with a friend, earning me from $700 to $1,800 (Maximum earned was $1,836) per DAY. This strategy only worked 2 months and it earned me $50,000.
As I was young, I didn't realise the true value of the money and since I was a little kid and a tech geek I spent most of it on gadgets, clothes, gifts, bought myself a brand new Mazda CX-3 ($24,000). I thought I was financial independent but I was far from that.
Fast forward October 2016 I remained with $7,000 in my account. I discovered a BO signal project in my country and it sounded like a nice idea. I started with $300. I didn't know anything about candlesticks, price action, indicators, how to use metatrader, I was a complete noob. The BO signals are playing martingale on 6 steps and as I didn't know anything I blew around $5,000 with the strategy (Was placing trades on fake signals because, as I said, I was a complete noob,couldn't differenciate the valid signals from the fake ones).Although everyone told me Martingale is the easiest way to blow your bankroll, I always disagreed with them and thought it's the best strategy to earn. It seems it's not. If you're reading this and you're new to BO, don't do Martingale.
Later on I started to learn a few things, I abandoned the project and I started learning myself. On March 31st I deposited $500 on IQ Option. I still consider myself a complete noob in this area but I'm aware of some things now.Since march 31st I played the 2 step martingale strategy. So far I earned a $388 profit but my last days were 1 ITM 2 OTM so I lost like 10% of my balance. I decided abandoning that 2 step martingale too.
I want to start and use hubba hubba's "Rolling and Jamming with BB 5 minutes" strategy, as I'm familiarized with the 5 mins (I used 5 mins too in all my "trading career") so I will try on DEMO for a couple of days until I'm happy with the results and then go to demo.
My goals are to be financial independent from my parents, that means to have a steady income per month and buy myself an apartment (This is the ultimate goal, to buy myself and furnish an apartment of my own)
That's all folks. I'm really glad I found this forum, I been scrolling it the whole day and I still feel like I have a lot to read and process. I'm very grateful for the tips here and the strategies.