Born and raised in New York but now living in New Jersey with a beautiful & loving wife, two fantastic kids and a great big yellow lab. This site is about the stock market, success and life itself…
My name is Christopher Perruna, I am in my mid 30’s and have been writing this blog since 2005, following a successful period of running an equity research site online. I am an architect by degree but am currently a Director of Project Management with an independent construction cost and project management consultancy practice headquartered in New York City providing project and cost management services to owners/occupiers, tenants and investors. Clients over the past several years include the following industries: financial, law, pharmaceutical, health care, private equity and media. Projects managed range from 5,000 RSF to 350,000 RSF and $1MM to $50MM.
In addition to project management, I run this website, chrisperruna.com, a personal blog providing equity research and market education to all types of traders. My specific focus is towards part time traders who also hold down full time careers but my experiences, successes and temporary defeats can be enjoyed by all. This site has been featured in numerous publications over the years such as:
- The Wall Street Journal Online
- Instantbull’s “Best of Breed”
- The Trader’s Journal
- The 2011 book: The StockTwits Edge: 40 Actionable Trade Set-Ups from Real Market Pros
- The 2009 book: The Daily Trading Coach: 101 Lessons for Becoming Your Own Trading Psychologist by Dr. Brett N. Steenbarger
I have also presented at the International Trader’s Expo in New York and plan to present at similar functions in the future, always focusing on what I do best, trade part time. The audio and visual webinar can be found here.
I have been trading the market, part time, for more than 10 years using techniques that allow me to work a full time career while growing my net worth. I don’t have aspirations to trade full time, trade other people’s money or manage money but I love doing research and sharing my experiences with others. I have to say, presenting in front of a live audience at the Trader’s Expo was amazing, although extremely nervous, it was also very addicting and I could see myself doing educational presentations, workshops and seminars for a long time.
I am a trend trader looking for gains of 25% or more and losses no larger than 10% (preferably smaller when I am smart enough to cut the immediate loss) on trades that will last anywhere from a few weeks to several months or longer. I aim to be prepared to trade in situations when the odds are in my favor by properly employing risk management strategies such as position sizing and expectancy (this is easier said than done considering that I am a discretionary trader).
My method exclusively uses after market data which allows me to focus on my career, family and friends or anything else but a computer during the typical working day. I only need a half hour per night or a few hours on the weekend to engage with the market pulse, search out potential trades, setup my final watchlist and execute. My trading method is rooted in a popular trading philosophy by William O’Neil which uses both a technical and fundamental approach but I have also tailored the system to fit “me”. I am not a 100% follower of the “popular trading system (can’t mention the name due to copyright) but I highly recommend the foundation of that philosophy for anyone looking to trade similar to my style. Search the blog and you will learn that I have been trading the same way for 10+ years because it works.
Going forward, the blog will also start to integrate more posts and articles about success and life in general. I enjoy trading, research, educating and analyzing stocks but I also love reading, sports, poker, politics and spending time with my family and friends. I am extremely passionate and competitive in nature so that explains why I gravitate towards trading, sports, poker and politics. These things are usually zero sum entities, a winner and a loser, and I like “black-and-white” answers because I see them a way to measure results.
So come along for the journey and let’s try to teach each other a thing or two, about trading, success and life itself…
Enjoy the Blog!
“As you make your rise to the top, never forget about the important things, especially your most important “true love.” – Christopher Perruna
“If there are two things I can teach my son, it’s to teach him to never set limits and never stop learning because limits are just imaginary boundaries created by a negative mind and education stimulates a positive mental attitude which is the greatest tool for success” – Christopher Perruna