Goodbye 2022, Hello 2023
Norm here, writing on behalf of Andrew and the rest of the BBT team. As Andrew is gearing up to be the highest person on earth by climbing the summit of Aconcagua, I thought it would be a great idea to recap the crazy year we had and highlight what is coming next year for BBT.
First, let’s talk about numbers and trading:
As you probably know by now, 2022 was one of the toughest years in the past 100 years for stocks and bonds. More than 90% of fund managers did not beat their benchmark, and this was the only year both bonds and stocks finished the year in double digit losses. The graph below shows how much of an outlier this year was. YES, that red dot is 2022.
In such a difficult year, however, many of our traders finished positive, thanks to the power of community and the sharing of knowledge and ideas. Ardi managed to close the year +8%, beating the index by over 29%. If you had a great year, feel free to reply to this email with your equity curve so we can share it with others. BBT at its core is a community where everyone is a partner in its success and growth.
If you are interested in being part of our community, make sure to take advantage of our year-end sale HERE.
Now, at BBT:
This year, we added three new mods to our lineup of experienced moderators: Susan, Megan, and Paras. Each of these traders brought brand new perspectives to the community and helped other traders find their style. Paras brings a new perspective in reading the tape, Megan introduced trading based on a higher time frame to the community, and Susan has been working with Mike on our psychology pillar. Over the upcoming year, we are planning to continue improving our chatroom coverage.
This year, we also held two successful live workshops in California and Florida. We had the opportunity to trade live next to over 200 of our traders!
In 2023, we are having our biggest gathering yet, a two-day event in San Diego that will feature guest speakers, live trading, hours of presentations, and a gala-style dinner. If you would like to be part of our biggest event in 2023, check it out HERE.
We continued to improve our curriculum and make our bootcamps more intense and exclusive. Thanks to Mike, Peter, John, and others, we ran three successful bootcamps in 2022. In 2023, we are reducing the number of attendees, and are offering our most exclusive bootcamp yet, including live trading with the mentors in a Zoom Meeting type of format at least twice each week. If you want to learn more about it, and see some testimonials from this fall’s Bootcamp, please take a look HERE.
At Trading Terminal:
We continued to build on the technology we have as a community. This year, we added scanners, a replay simulator, and breadth to the Terminal to help traders in their trading journey. We surpassed 25,000 daily active users, and broke records in December with 1,000,000 monthly visitors.
Next year, we are revamping the Academy, and adding a REAL-TIME SIMULATOR in order to continue to support our members and help them become consistently profitable traders.
This year, the community more than ever showed its resiliency and pushed the boundaries of retail trading forward despite it being such a difficult year.
Again, BBT at its core is a community built by you and for you, so thank you for making 2022 such a special year, and here is to an even better 2023.
From the BBT family, Happy New Year!!
All the Best,
Norm and all of the Bear Bull Traders Team