This blog started approximately five years ago after a hiatus from the corporate world. I decided to leave my job at a large hedge fund and go solo. The market was heading into a recession and things were just simply starting to get ugly in terms of growth. I always wanted to work for myself and partnered up with some close friends in order to make this happen.
Writing started when I found myself having too many gaps through the course of my day. I focused strictly on foreign exchange, and with close to zero operational work to keep me busy, started cruising the internet and seeking ways to vent my findings.
In this search I came across a slew of eager traders clamoring over techniques and strategies that simply made zero sense to me. In an effort to simplify things, I drew one line on my charts, posted them, and said “if / when price gets here, it’s going to turn”. These lines were nothing more than areas of strong historical support or resistance, e.g. magnets for order flows. I needed a name, so I used the first thing that came to my head: “No Brainer Trades”. I kept it simple.
The more charts I posted the more questions people reading them had, so I began a series of other posts dedicated strictly to explaining various technical market movements. This led to many other things that I continue to write about today, including psychological aspects, standard price patterns that usually go under mainstream radar, and behavioral trading.
I love the markets and I’m a complete addict in every sense, but I use my sensibilities when it comes to putting on exposure. I am still very heavy-centric on foreign exchange and macro environments in general, but I monitor a great deal of instruments.