ADVANCED TRADESTATION PLATFORM
Michael Burke is the Vice President of Client Training and Education at TradeStation. Since joining TradeStation in 1997, he has shown thousands of traders, novice and professional alike, how to better utilize the power of strategy back-testing, options trading and the TradeStation platform, including EasyLanguage® programming.
What Motivates Me
Trading isn’t easy, and for more than 20 years at TradeStation, I have seen many new traders struggle to get started. Like many things in life, not knowing what you don’t know gets you in trouble. So, it is very rewarding and motivating to me when I can share my knowledge and experience to help someone achieve a moment of clarity when some of the trading pieces fall into place.
What I Like to Trade
I started trading stocks at very early age. Once I started working and had some capital, I started trading S&P 500 futures from home in the late 1980s. Eventually, I moved to learning about and trading stock options. Today, I swing trade all the asset classes; stocks, options, and futures; anything I can put into a chart or RadarScreen.
Outside of Trading
I was the first among my friends to buy a very early personal computer, a TRS 80 in 1977. I taught myself how to program and have been hooked on technology ever since. Today, I am still learning new programming languages and keeping up with new technologies– always looking for a cool new gadget to add to my collection.