Thursday, April 01, 2010

Advice on Joining or Forming a Virtual Trading Group

I've been impressed with the number of readers who have expressed an interest in forming or joining a virtual trading coach, per the comments to my recent post.

In keeping with my suggestions regarding networking, I would like to second the ideas tossed out by a few traders that interested participants do more than simply indicate their availability. By outlining what markets you trade, how you trade them, how long you've traded, and what you're looking for in a group, you will help others reach out to you. It will also make it easier for others to respond to you should you reach out to them.

The key to making groups work is to find common interests and complementary skill sets. It's just as important to identify what you would bring to a group as what you hope to get out of it. The more you can make those things visible, the easier it will be for you to connect with others.