Yannis Mermigas - GREECE
My name is Yannis Mermigas and by my last name you have probably figured out that I am related to Nikos. We are cousins! I had been in the IT Information Technology) industry since 1991 and in the IT banking sector since 2001. My first contact with Forex was when me and my team where setting up The Dealing Room of the bank I was working at. The dealers" of the bank had at least two screens in front of them with some strange moving charts and many colors. I was really surprised how these people could do that "trading thing". For me it was out of this word. My thought was that you need to have nerves of steel to do something risky like that. It was really intimidating. Thank god I'm not doing this for a living I said to myself, computers are my thing.
After a couple of years later I had a conversation with Nikos, and he told me that he was trading Forex. Immediately I thought and felt like the first time when I faced the Dealing Room at the bank. "It's not a big thing, and if you really want, you can do it also" Nikos said. I started to laught. Me? Forex? Trading? NO WAY! Being in the family I could see Nikos Progress up close and his words came back to me: It's not a big thing, and if you really want, you can do it also. So one day I said, Let's give it a try, if my little cousin can do, I can do it as well! And I did. With Nikos guidance and knowledge, and o bit work on my end of course, I was able to quit my job in 2014 and Focus on Forex trading since then. Now, I am like those "others" in front of two screens with the colorful charts and I am telling you now "It's not a big thing, and if you really want, you can do it also".