Five Decades Of Personal Stock Market Passages, Tools, Lessons And Stories (Part 1) | The Traders Journal

Successful investing calls for much the same prerequisites as those required to become a professional athlete. Fortunately, we investors have a much longer shelf life than pro athletes. Here’s how I took advantage of this reality.

Maturing as an investor does not automatically mean you are becoming a better investor. Experience alone does not grant that badge. Only ongoing rededication and learning will do that. Self mastery and constant attention to your skill set is central to becoming a successful consistent long-term investor. Note, these are two separate objectives.

As I’ve said before, profits are the product of practicing persistent and personal discipline and growth. This new series of blogs details my own journey. It’s an odyssey that has provided a rich tapestry and lifestyle far beyond my wildest imagination growing up. I’ll be taking an introspective inventory of those prerequisites I cultivated which made the most significant contribution to growing my net worth over the decades. At best, it’s difficult — or perhaps even impossible — to weigh the importance of each “passage”, but I’ll give it a shot. 

This journey is one I view as part and parcel of the ” virtuous circle of learning” that I’ve tried to embrace for the duration of my investment life and which has consistently borne fruit. As the title states, it’s a sort of quadraphonic symphony. 

The first group will be the 12 indispensable and pivotal “passages” that occurred during my time as a full-time investor. The second group will examine my tool kit. Steve Jobs famously described the wonders of personal computers and explained that humans were not as fast runners as many other species, but a human on a bicycle beats them all. I will share my bicycle with you. Thirdly, I’ll provide you with indispensable caveats, lessons and rules I’ve collected pertaining to trading, investing and the markets. Fourthly and finally, I’ll share some stories that don’t fit neatly into the previous three segments.

Please join me in the coming weeks here at the Traders Journal desk. I’ll make it worth your effort!

Trade well; trade with discipline!

Gatis Roze, MBA, CMT

Gatis Roze

About the author:
Gatis Roze, MBA, CMT, is a veteran full-time stock market investor who has traded his own account since 1989 unburdened by the distraction of clients. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, is a past president of the Technical Securities Analysts Association (TSAA), and is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT). After several successful entrepreneurial business ventures, Gatis retired in his early 40s to focus on investing in the financial markets. With consistent success as a stock market trader, he began teaching investments at the post-college level in 2000 and continues to do so today.
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