New trader

Adam Martino - New Trader
Adam Martino
New trader

Q: Why did you get into trading?

A: I was in school working two jobs. I was making some money, but my days were long and it was starting to affect my studies. Friends from my economics class told me they were trading stocks online, so I tried it out and made enough money to quit one of my jobs and focus on school again.

Q: What did you look for in a broker?

A: I’m still a student, so low commissions and minimal fees were my number one factor. Then once I selected a broker based on pricing, it was a really great surprise to know that they had a range of account types that can grow with my needs as an investor.

Q: What was it like when you first started trading?

A: To be honest, I was nervous about making my first trade. Then I made the trade and then I made another and another. My confidence grew with every trade. But I realized I needed to do more research if I wanted to become more active -- and really prove to myself that not only could I trade, I could profit as well.

Q: Do you have any trading goals?

A: Right now I just want to take what I’ve already learned and continue to build on that. I’d like to continue to develop my trading style and see where how far I can take this.