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 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.
I work with talented traders and money managers with extensive experience managing portfolios for clients in different parts of the world. I’m also always looking for new, talented traders all the time.
I have totally stopped investing in stocks because I feel that the stock market will experience some extremely difficult times very soon, lasting 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.
In the past, I have been a stock trader and investor. I have 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 trading currencies offers day traders a lot more advantages than stock trading. That is why I spend the great majority of my time dealing with the forex (foreign exchange) market and not stocks. On my site, you’ll be able to sign up for a simulator that will allow you to execute orders in real time and get real time charts as well. Fill out this form to have access to the day trading simulator.
In the past, I have privately managed investment portfolios for a few friends and acquaintances. Now I am exclusively focused on alternative investments via the forex or foreign exchange market. The traders I work with exclusively manage forex accounts.
I am a trading and investment professor at Miami-Dade Community College (now called Miami-Dade College). Even though teaching has always been my passion and I enjoy it immensely (despite the lack of financial rewards), lately my involvement with an infinite number of international projects and spending time with my eight-year-old daughter Sophia and my siz-year-old son Kaiser have kept me away from education almost exclusively. Nevertheless, I teach every once in while and 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, raquetball, running and lifting weights (can you tell that I am a sports fanatic?
I strongly believe that we should all strive to be best that we can be (I sound like an oldArmy commercial) as people. That is how I live my life every day.
I also enjoy reading a lot. I have read a lot of books on day trading, but (unfortunately) they have not been very useful. I wrote the trading e-book that you get when you request the day trading simulator. (I am also planning to provide a lot more training material in the near future). You can use this ebook to get your feet wet on the simulator. My favorite investing books are The Warren Buffett Way, by Robert G. Hagstrom and Beating the Street, by Peter Lynch. 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 day trading. If you have not looked at these seven steps already, start by reading some important Day Trading Facts. You should also read the information on day trading currencies, because I think that currencies are 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. Regardless of your level of experience, I can help you through some or all of these steps if you want to start day trading.