My name is Matt. I've traded my own money for 10 years as of 2020. It's been an interesting journey, one that has had me baffled, intrigued, frustrated, elated and downright enamoured.
I should preface this by saying that I'm not like all the other people on social media that like to call themselves professional retail traders, investors, money managers etc. (Most of these shady characters couldn't be further from that, despite their self-proclaimed status).
No, I'm just an average Joe who thought it'd be refreshing to document a normal amateur trader's experience in the markets as honestly and transparently as possible.
I also thought it'd be a cool way to track my progress in a more fun way, keep a record to look back upon, and to provide a level of accountability for me with trading my personal account (a fund I've named Augustus King Vanguard). I funded it with £20,000 on the 20th August 2020, and am going to document it every month via social media, this website and YouTube.