11 or 12 Things I Learned About Life While Daytrading Millions

Editors Note: James Altucher has long traded with the best of the best in the stock market. As for us Bitcoin traders, we may think we know everything, but these tips provided by James really hit home for those trying to daytrade in the bitcoin market as well. 



I was a day trader for many years, and it almost killed me.

I made money by making profits on my own money and also taking a percentage of the profits for the people I traded for. I traded up to $40 million or $50 million a day at my peak. I did this from 2001 to 2004.

I learned about day trading but I also learned a lot about myself and what I was good at, what I was horrible at, and what I was psychotic at. Things that had nothing to do with day trading.

Day trading is the best job in the world on the days you make money. You make a trade, then maybe 20 minutes later you are out of the trade with a profit, and for the rest of the day you think about how much money you made. Continue reading