Today is my last official day at All Star Charts.
Don’t worry. I’ll get to explaining…
But first, let me take you briefly through my journey to get to this point.
Eight years ago, I learned about Financial Markets and began to live and breathe all things Technical Analysis. I started a blog and began sharing my thoughts on markets under the name “BruniCharting.” And when my trading account was down 30% by the end of 2013…I knew I was onto something.
Seven years ago, I used my inkling of humor and a rudimentary understanding of markets to catch the attention of JC Parets, Josh Brown, Michael Batnick, and several other high-ranking members of the FinTwit community via sarcastic, ridiculous commentary. I continued to study and publish charts religiously.
Six years ago, I took things to the next level, meeting (ok stalking) JC Parets at a CMT Association event in NYC. My opening line about that afternoon’s action in the Australian Dollar helped seal the deal. I became an intern at his firm shortly after, getting a first-hand view of how Technical Analysis was used in practice.
Five years ago, I took the first plane ride of my life. The rapport I had been building online and in-person was growing, and I was flown out “all expenses paid” by Howard Lindzon to hang with the crew in Coronado for StockToberfest.
Like, what? Who does that? And how do I explain to my very conservative parents that I’m being flown out to California because a bunch of strangers online like how I draw lines on a chart?
Four years ago, I took the “practical route” and became a consultant at Ernst & Young. I couldn’t publish my blog anymore. I’d blame compliance, but I was part of compliance. It was a very confusing time for me.
I continued to follow markets and stayed in touch with my network…waiting for the right opportunity to present itself.
Three years ago, my friend and mentor, JC Parets, called me up and said, “Bruni, you ready to get to work?” to which I responded, “yeah, what took you so long?”
At that point, I joined All Star Charts as a full-time Technical Analyst, and it’s been an incredible ride since.
From day one, I was given full autonomy to publish whatever and whenever I saw fit, as long as it helped our clients navigate the markets better.
Not many people would put that level of confidence in a 23-year old kid, but JC did just that, coaching me along the way and trusting that I’d put the work in to be the best I could be.
Since then, I’ve written over 1,500 pieces of content, developed and led new business segments, given presentations across the US, contributed to well-known publications around the globe…all with the goal of helping people in the markets. Our firm has grown from a handful of people to more than a baker’s dozen. (there are more than that, but I just love the term baker’s dozen).
And that brings us to today—my last day as a full-time Technical Analyst.
Technical Analysis has provided me with more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. I’ve grown a tremendous amount both personally and professionally since starting this journey eight years ago, and even more since I joined All Star Charts.
But, I’m only twenty-six years old and still have a lot to figure out. Although Technical Analysis will always be a big part of who I am, I still want to explore a lot of things, personally and professionally.
So I’m going to spend the next few years doing just that.
I have some ideas in mind, but I’m going to allow curiosity and open-mindedness to be my guiding principles in general.
I explain more about these goals and what I’ll be using this blog/newsletter for on the “about page,” but essentially, this and the @BruniCharting Twitter will serve as my personal trading journal where I can share my thoughts and progress as a new trader.
And for everything else, that’s TBD. Nevertheless, I’m excited for what’s ahead.
That’s all I’ve got for now, but before I sign-off, I just want to thank JC again for taking me under his wing and making me a part of the All Star Charts brand.
I also want to thank the All Star Charts community for allowing me to be part of their lives these last few years, especially when my punny titles were not the easiest on the eyes. I hope I was able to add some value to your own journey in the markets.
And finally, the entire All Star Charts team, new and old, who I’ve worked alongside. You are all rockstars, and I know you’re going to continue killing it for our clients and transforming the way things are done in this space. Keep up the great work.
Love you guys/gals. I’ll always be a part of the All Star Charts crew.
P.S. my girlfriend is right…I don’t take enough photos. But here are a few I dug up.