Forex (abv.) - The over-the-counter market in which the foreign currencies of the world are traded. It is considered the largest and most liquid market in the world.
Donkey (noun) - An unskilled poker player who often plays extremely poorly, loosely, or passively. Also referred to as a fish.

About me

It was 2005.  The game was No-Limit Texas Hold’em.  I had just moved to LA a month earlier with little in my bank account, and the weekly $5 buy-in was my entire budget.  I had never played, but I was a quick learner.  I had to be.  A win meant pizza for dinner.  A loss meant Ramen noodles.  A few lucky hands in and I was hooked.  It wasn’t long before this little card game became my new addiction.

I studied.  I watched.  I read.  Anything to find an edge.  It helped that it was the middle of the poker boom.  Every channel had a poker show, and everyone I knew ran a home game.  I played whenever I could.  The buy-ins got bigger, but money was just a way to keep score.  What mattered was limiting mistakes and beating the game.  I spent hours analyzing each hand, how they were played, and what I could have done differently.  The poker gods were often cruel, and emotions sometimes got involved, but I worked to focus on only what I could control.  Getting busted out was a win if I played every hand correctly.

It was 2015.  A good friend invited me over for a cigar and a chat.  He was working on something I had never heard of, and he knew I would be interested.  As he explained the different colored lines and boxes on the screen, it was overwhelming, but I was intrigued.  The comparison to poker was obvious to me.  Wait for the right hand.  Lose small pots, win big ones.  Bankroll management is key.  Find an edge.

It took a year before I decided to focus on Forex.  I’ve approached it like I did poker.  I study.  I watch.  I read.  I analyze each trade for mistakes, and work on only what I can control.  This website serves as a cumulation of what I have learned and as a way to keep me engaged in my continued education.  It’s a poker player’s view of the forex market.  If anyone finds any information here useful, all the better!  Good Luck, and don’t be a Donkey.

"Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close
they were to success when they gave up."
-Thomas Edison
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