Picking shares on gut instinct?
Buying on press tips or rumour?
Portfolio keeping you up at night?
Lost money in story stocks?
Have a woolly research process?
Struggling to understand what works?
Hey there, I'm Andre and I've been developing apps since 2006 when I first started my career in software engineering. I've worked on digital products used by millions of customers when working for BSkyB and Kindred Group. I decided to start my own digital agency in 2013 called iMobilize Ltd focusing on helping entrepreneurs bring their digital products to market and I've been doing that ever since.
It's been a lot harder than people were making out.
Buying shares or parts of shares through a web platform was the easiest way to get access to get access to trading the financial markets as a retail trader at the time.
Deciding to try and take trading seriously I enrolled on the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program to increase my knowledge of the financial markets. The goal was to complete the 3 year program and end up working for a financial institution.
Being a bit of a geek I thought that automating my trading would be a sensible idea. After all, machines outperform humans when it comes to analysing data and deciding what to do right?
I had read somewhere that the quants were making all the money on Wall Street so I enrolled in Paul Wilmott's Certificate In Quantitative Finance (CQF) course. How hard can all that math really be?
Running a business gives you a lot of insight into how companies work, what makes them profitable and how best to trade them. At the same time I continue to study the art form reading in excess of 50 books on the subject.
Could my trading really improve by following some patterns on a chart. I enrolled in the London Academy of Trading to find out.
It finally hit home that the best traders in the world worked for financial institutions and hedge funds. I was lucky enough to find some of these guys and be mentored by them.
Putting together everything I had learnt about the financial markets, I began to build a platform that would save me time picking the best stocks to trade. My trading hero also known as Trade Hero Pro.