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About Dan Alvarez – Day Trading Tutor

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My name is Dan Alvarez (Day Trading Tutor). I just wanted to let you know a little bit about myself so that you get to know me better.

I am an entrepreneur and the face behind Day Trading Tutor and I am based in Miami, Florida. I’ve always considered myself a visionary, since I’m always trying to change the world of trading and investing. 

Part of what I do involves working with talented traders and money managers with extensive experience managing portfolios for clients in different parts of the world. I’m also looking for new, talented traders all the time.

I have totally stopped investing in stocks because I feel that the high historical volatility of the stock market far outweighs the relatively low return it has generated over time. I have also been expecting an extremely difficult period for stocks for some time now, which can last from 5 to 10+ years. The investments I am involved with have no correlation whatsoever to stocks and other economically sensitive asset classes like bonds and real estate.

During the beginning stages of my financial career, I was a stock trader and investor. In the process, I obtained considerable experience day trading stocks through a direct-access trading system using level II. In fact, my initial foray into the world of day trading was with stocks using a direct-access trading platform named RealTick. Today, I believe that currencies as an asset class offer day traders a lot more advantages than stocks. That is why I spend the great majority of my time dealing with the forex (foreign exchange) market and not equities. On my site, you’ll be able to sign up for a simulator that will allow you to trade the market in real time and get access to other useful trading tools as well. Fill out this short form to get access to the simulator.

In the past, I have helped manage investment portfolios for different people. Now I am exclusively focused on alternative investments via the forex or foreign exchange (FX) market. The traders I work with exclusively manage FX.

I have taught trading and investment courses at Miami-Dade College and the University of Miami. Even though teaching has always been my passion and I enjoy it immensely (despite the lack of financial rewards), my involvement with an infinite number of projects and spending time with my family have kept me away from education almost exclusively. Nevertheless, every blue moon I participate in an educational seminar or teach a class. I believe that all of us should strive to be teachers at some level or another in our lives.

In my spare time I enjoy playing softball, basketball, racquetball, running and lifting weights (can you tell that I am a sports fanatic? :-). Lately, however, helping coach my son’s Little League Baseball team has really consumed most of the time I devote to athletic endeavors (and then some!).

Since 2013, I have also diversified into another passion of mine: luxury watches. I help my brother-in-law, Carlos, run the family watch business (CRM Jewelers) like an investment fund. What do luxury watches have to do with trading? You’ll be surprised!

I strongly believe that we should all strive to be best that we can be (I sound like an old Army commercial) as people. That is how I live my life every single day.

I also enjoy reading a lot. I have read a lot of books on trading, but (unfortunately) most have not been very useful. I wrote the basic e-book that you get when you request a demo the trading simulator. You can use this ebook to get your feet wet on the demo and the trading tools I discuss here to build a foundation in trading. My favorite trading books are Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, by Edwin Lefèvre, How I Made $2,000,000 in the Stock Market, by Nicolas Darvas, Market Wizards, by Jack Schwager, and Trading in the Zone, by Mark Douglas. In the non-investment category, my favorite books are How to Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie and The Bible.

I hope that I can make a difference in your life by helping you learn day trading the right way. I designed this website super simple on purpose. Here you will find the seven steps that I think everyone should follow if they want to start trading. If you have not looked at these seven steps already, start by reading the 1st step, some important Day Trading Facts. You should also read the information on trading currencies, because [as I have mentioned before] I think Forex is much better to day trade than stocks.

Over the years, many of you have asked me if I day trade accounts for others. Even though the answer is “no,” I have played the role as a risk manager in different algorithmic trading and managed account projects (both institutional and retail in nature). Due to this unique experience and the nature of the financial projects I’m involved with, I am always in contact with talented money management professionals in case you require assistance in that area.

Regardless of your level of experience, I can either help you become a better trader or put you in contact with someone that is.