My StoryKay Kim
I was born in Seoul, South Korea, and I immigrated to US to live with my aunt and uncle while I was just about 8th grade (14 years old) until my parents came to US 5 years later. In my early 20's, most young & "flashy" days, I've started my submissive beginning as a janitor along side with my mom and dad to help out the family to make ends meet. I most absolutely hated, dreaded and despised the work--but the work continued on for the next 7 years. Through the most hated, dreaded and despised 7 years, I've cultivated most important and beautiful lessons in my life as it humbled me and shaped me; as I currently sit at the seat of the CFO of the very company I've worked for cleaning dirty, stinky and retching toilets every night.
The stock market had always fascinated my curiosity since the early age, but I've never really had the courage to be involved in it until late 2007. First, I was just observing and and watching major news media to find out how to invest and trade. After a while, looking at things and observing, and playing little bit of my savings, I've came to realization that this isn't a place where anyone can make money in a consistent basis.
I don't have the financial background, never worked for investment banks (or any banks for that matter), nor did I have any successful mentors who could have guided me. I am a college drop out, mainly because I couldn't afford it and wasn't smart enough to receive scholarships. I didn't have any special talents, never were a good athlete (and no, I don't know any karate), and never were top of my class in any subjects.
So, with a ferocious determination to master this market, I've begun my research. I've read, I've studied, and I've scrutinized the market and took it apart piece-by-piece and I was fiercely determined that I wasn't going to live my life until I figure this out. Finally, after years (I mean years!!) of intensive and extensive inquest with plenty of hopeless nights and suffering consequences, I have cultivated and established my own philosophy in trading and investing. With my prodigiously systematic approach and a high level of utmost discipline I've cultivated over the years, my journey began in the world of trading & investing to outperform any Wall Street fund managers.
Finally, I've found what I was born to do.
Since 2012, I've been writing my thoughts and analysis on financial markets here on my blog, Traders Club; also you might've read my articles published on investing.com.