Hi, I’m Markus Heitkoetter. Welcome to my website.

Time flies, doesn’t it?

It’s hard to believe that just 11 years ago I was still stuck in the corporate rat race, working for IBM. I was working 60-80 hours a week, thinking that I had “job security.” – What an illusion!

11 years ago I was still living in Munich, Germany, wondering if I will ever be able to retire comfortably and to enjoy the things that really matter in life.

And now – just 11 short years later – I’m living right at Lake Travis in Austin, TX. As I am writing these lines, I’m sitting on my deck overlooking the pool. It’s December, but the temperature are still in the upper 70s, and I’m feeling the warm sun on my face. Behind the pool I see the sail boats gracefully gliding through the lake. The kids are 8 and 11 years old now, and they are playing with Riley, our border collie.

Over the past 11 years I have been able to focus on day trading and achieve what many would call “The American Dream.” I am my own boss now, and life is good.