What started out for me in 2010 as a simple trade, has now grown into a lifelong passion for financial markets. I quickly went from the intense fury of a day trader to the nail biting of a swing trader and now consider myself a recovering trade-o-holic. I've since retracted to a quieter life of spreadsheets and quantitative strategies and currently trade ETF options, mid to long term. Dissatisfied with the results of most charting tools, I created the Total Volume Oscillator as a simple yet effective method to time the market without the use of price, stops or any other technical indicators. I live in Cambridge, MA where I'm also a professional guitarist, teacher, hiker and gardener.