Who is Rogue Traderette?
My name is Jess. I’m an Aussie girl (or maybe I’m a woman – I’m not sure where the cut-off is). I’m a Mum to my daughter and two sons, a wife to my one husband, and a friend to anyone who knocks on the door – particularly if they come bearing red wine. Or any kind of wine, really.
Mojitos aren’t frowned upon, either.
What kind of name is Rogue Traderette? Are you like the London Whale who blew $2 Billion dollars ?
Well, the Traderette part is because I’m a girl. The Rogue part is less about blowing accounts, and more about doing things differently and being a little unexpected. This blog is a reflection of that.
What do you trade?
Right now I trade intraday Forex, focussing on just the $EURUSD. In the past I have had flings with commodities, options, equities and indices, but have found true love with the Euro.
My style is my own, really. I look at all timeframes to get the overall story, but trade my ideas off a 5 Minute chart using a combination of system and discretionary trades. When I say system, it is a strict methodology but not automated because I’m crap at programming…and anyway, an automated program would ruin all my fun. The discretionary trades are few and far between – only when I can see money lying in the corner, as some famous guy once said.
What’s the purpose of your blog?
To be honest, I was sick of reading trading blogs that made me want to eat my arm with boredom. I figured there had to be a more fun way to learn about the markets, with fewer headlines and numbers, less arrogance, more truth.
It started as something that was really for my own benefit. I love to write it because it helps to download my experiences and the lessons I’ve learnt (and continue to learn), and I love to read it because it refreshes my memory and helps me re-learn things that didn’t sink in the first time.
I also decided to write this blog because trading can be a lonely and solitary endeavor, and I like people. I hope other traders might connect with me on my journey and either be inspired, or on the other hand feel entirely blessed that they are a much better trader than me. Whoever you are – thanks for visiting.