Trading Allows My Lifestyle

I believe that as time is so precious, you should spend it doing the things that you love. Besides trading my passions are web development, music, sports, friends and family. The one aspect I love the most about being self-employed, is the ability to work from home, or from any location that I choose. That freedom is a gift.

These Are My Real Loves

Trading and music may come close, but my partner is my real love and I can’t do most things without her. Venice is our favourite place and trading means we can work remotely and don’t have to be chained to a 9-5 office job.

ABOUT ME

How did I get into trading? I studied Accounting & Finance at Bournemouth University and got a 2:1 in 2004, but I never fell in love with accounting. I was constantly on the quest to find something that I really enjoyed doing. And cutting a long story short, I decided to make a living ‘from the internet’ and have never looked back since.

The most significant skill I took away from University was the mastery of ‘looking something up’. It may sound simple but this skill means I can learn just about anything I need to learn, in order to complete a task. The art of effective googling to learn a new skill is liberating. Even now, as a developer/programmer, I am constantly looking up how to complete tasks or reference certain libraries or find snippets of code. I don’t need to retain everything I learn, I just need to know how to find it quickly.

MY BACKGROUND

I worked in banking for 7 years before moving on to become a financial advisor; helping clients find solutions to protect their families and their income. During these years I invested a lot of time and money on Udemy courses to develop my skills and knowledge and I taught myself how to read markets, how to trade, how to build websites, how to code algorithms and programs and how to combine it all together to create this website and my services.

TheDaxTrader.co.uk was formed as a result of a personal interest I had in the German stock market. I grew up in Germany, went to secondary school in Germany and enjoyed the volatility of the German Dax.

THE WEBSITE | THEDAXTRADER.CO.UK

The original idea of TheDaxTrader.co.uk was to document my learning as a trader, like a diary. This was because I made the leap from working full-time to becoming a trader full-time. The learning curve was steep and I struggled with the discipline required to be successful as a trader. So building the website helped me learn more about building websites using wordpress and learn more about programming.

As I released more and more content, the website grew, and so did the followers. The site now reaches an international audience of traders and ranks organically (on google) for ‘Dax Analysis’ and ‘Dax Signals’ which is a proud achievement considering I built the site myself and do not pay for advertising or marketing. Every day I would commit to writing an article about the market movements and technical analysis and I am now a much more disciplined trader as a result. And a much better programmer and developer.

I learnt that being a good technical analyst does not make you a good trader. Being a good trader does not mean you are a good technical analyst. Technical analysis provides the ability to read price action. The ability to read price action allows you to take advantage of the opportunites continually made available.

Random Facts

My golf handicap is 11, my irons are blades, my favourite shot is a draw, my ping putter is 20 years old and was the first club I bought with my own money, at Sennelager golf course in Germany.

I’m very determined when I have a goal. Two of my goals were to gain a grade 8 on the guitar and to get accepted into MENSA. So I jumped into a University of London examination for acoustic guitar and achieved a Distinction at grade 8 (96%!) and I took a supervised IQ test achieving a score of 140 which gained me access to MENSA.

When working from home and especially when working from a computer most of the day, it’s important to keep fit. I built a mini gym in the house and use my own variations on HIIT. Rock-climbing (specifically indoor bouldering is something I enjoy) but I despise running, although I remember that my best 5k time was 25 minutes, and I hated every minute of it.

My FIDE chess rating is 1100, I like the Giuco Piano mainline and mostly play E4 to start. My favourite GM at the moment is Ben Finegold.

I was playing poker semi-professionally between 2005-2008 (online) and my play was reviewed on Sky Poker (when it was a programme). I was best at sit & go tournaments rather than cash games. I used a HUD and would analyse all my hands using PokerTracker4

My first car was a modified 1.3 litre 1985 Volkswagen Polo Coupe S. As a 17-year-old kid, I obviously put on wide 5-spoke alloys, a loud sound system and raced everyone at the lights. I cut the rubber stopper out of the accelerator pedal, so I could accelerate harder and the car only had 4 gears with my 1st gear able to reach 31 mph – so i’d beat nearly every small car at the lights, because they would have to change up before I did. The car eventually did 165,000 miles before I upgraded.

Gosia Wierzbicka

Chris is working hard every day to provide all members the best service he can. Not only sending signals and showing potential trades but what is most important to me; sharing his knowledge. He recently uploaded a lot of new courses, hope I find the time to take them all. And he is a great person, always kind and positive. I highly appreciate and recommend the service.

Dariusz K

Chris who is responsible for the service provides an honest and trustful service, training and professional consultations, which is of GREAT VALUE to me!

Manzoor Shah

What I really like about Chris is that he will help anyone who is willing to learn and benefit from the financial markets. I am a full member and intend to remain for a long time.

David Knight

Chris Bailey who runs the website is a very helpful individual who will provide personal assistance if required and his webinars take you through the thought processes and analysis to assess a trade and associated risks. I like this ‘nuts and bolts’ approach to determine when and why you should trade or walk away. Chris also provides suggested trades when appropriate. Very pleased customer. Good site, good service.

Malcolm Davies

I have to say that Chris is a very hard working, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly chap. It is not just a “here are some trades, get on with it” service… There are a full range of helpful features, a training library, webinars, personal assistance to name but a few. He provides the means to better yourself as a trader and interact with like minded people. There are also suggested trades with the rationale behind each offering to assist you with formulating your own strategy. Top man. top service.