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My family says trading isn't work.

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North Carolina
Trading Experience: Beginner
Platform: NinjaTrader, Tradestation
Favorite Futures: es
Posts: 644 since Nov 2011

Well, there is a compromise way to look at things. A job (i.e. type of work) is normally associated with a guaranteed or high probability fixed income stream. Even successful traders, do not qualify under that definition because it is not guaranteed income.

Try to change your perspective slightly. You can still work at your craft even if you aren't trading for a living. Right? So, if you can just slightly alter your dreams to emphasize the work vs. the results you will see that there is the ability to work at your at your craft at every level of success.

Treat this negativity as just information. Right, everyone is extrapolating from limited samples. And there is varying degrees of truth in all opinions.

I do recommend to consider that you try to pare low risk income with your trading income and try to get education that can benefit your trading. Make it your focus to get yourself in a situation where you can work more on your trading. Focus on things you can control. Good luck!

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