Recently, a Twitter follower asked me this question:
Q: At 16 do you believe you have the ability to judge human nature trends that are set by individuals 3x your age?
Woah. I don’t need to read between the lines to know that this question comes with a chip upon it’s shoulder.
Here was my answer. I thought it was a very important question. I’m not answering it to justify my success as a trader and why people should read my blog from my 16 year old perspective, but more so to inspire traders at any age to trade if they feel like they want to. It doesn’t matter if you’re 15 or 95. Here is why:
The only number that is relevant to stock trading is the return. If someone has high returns, they have an ability to accurately judge human nature trends with respect to the stock market. If they have low returns, then they don’t. My successful returns allow me to confidently share insight to human nature trends as well as other trends.
The age of the stock trader is irrelevant. If a stock trader is notably younger or older than the average age of stock traders, then it is a cool and different take on the same subject, meaning it provides a unique perspective — whether progressiveness on the young side or wisdom from the older side.
Bottom Line: Listen to the insight of successful traders, those who achieve high returns. Age is notable if it contributes cutting edge ideas, notions containing wisdom, or unique insight. Otherwise, age is irrelevant. #onlyreturnsmatter
Many Happy Returns,