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 from most people and being a little unexpected. This blog is a reflection of that.
What do you trade?
Right now I trade intraday Forex, focussing on the AUD, EUR, JPY and GBP/USD pairs. In the past I have had flings with commodities, options, equities and indices, but have found true love with forex.
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 systematic approach I designed. 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. 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.
I’d like to say it was started as something that was really for my own benefit and I guess it was in some way, because I started writing it as a way to meet traders – what I didn’t expect was how much positive feedback and community would come from the writing of it.
This blog is pretty much a download of my experiences and the lessons I’ve learnt (and continue to learn), and my hope is that the odd reader out there might manage to take something useful away from it. The fact that people might be getting a kick out of reading it is a pretty fabulous bonus
I also decided to write this blog because trading can be a lonely and solitary endeavor, and I actually 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.