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Not making enough money in trading -----> Looking for a job>>PLEASE HELP!!

Hello,

I have been trading full time for the past three years, recently have been profitable, but of course the earnings from trading are not sufficient to sustain myself.

Therefore I am exploring what would be a suitable job to earn a regular salary, whilst also allowing me to continue trading as a side hobby (which most of you on here treat it as).

About me:
  • I am in my mid twenties, have a business degree; with a year of accounting experience.
  • Have zero experience in programming, but am wondering if after a year of study for around 25 hours a week, I would be able to become skilled enough to procure employment? ( and the specific reason I ask this is b/c programming is obviously a transferable skill which can be used in my trading career)

    @Hulk @kevinkdog @tellytub @Ming80 @treydog999 @bobwest @sam028
    @traderpards @NJAMC @Fat_Tails @zander931

My concerns:
  1. I need a job that pays fairly well (Not necessarily $100K
  2. I need a job that doesnt take over my life---> I get to go home at 17h00, and have my weekends (to hopefully spend on my trading hobby)
  3. Should be white collar.....office job

This is a serious thread, please no dumb recommendations please.

Thank you so much for helping me out guys...


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I would say work in accounting, since that's your experience and that would match the white collar environment you are looking for. But good jobs, like you describe, don't just grow on trees. Nobody's going to just give you one unless your uncle is somebody important or something like that. You have to earn it. You have to adopt a whatever it takes mentality.

I can't even remember what it's like to work for someone, it's been so long, so I'm not the best person to give advice about "getting a job." I'd rather create my own.

If all else fails, being a female and in your mid-twenties, just find an older rich guy who'll take care of you. That's worked for plenty of chicks.

How were you a "full-time trader" for three years but couldn't make a living off it?

Someday, and that day may never come, I'll call upon you to do a service for me.
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Hello,

I have been trading full time for the past three years, recently have been profitable, but of course the earnings from trading are not sufficient to sustain myself.

Therefore I am exploring what would be a suitable job to earn a regular salary, whilst also allowing me to continue trading as a side hobby (which most of you on here treat it as).

About me:
  • I am in my mid twenties, have a business degree; with a year of accounting experience.
  • Have zero experience in programming, but am wondering if after a year of study for around 25 hours a week, I would be able to become skilled enough to procure employment? ( and the specific reason I ask this is b/c programming is obviously a transferable skill which can be used in my trading career)

    @Hulk @kevinkdog @tellytub @Ming80 @treydog999 @bobwest @sam028
    @traderpards @NJAMC @Fat_Tails @zander931

My concerns:
  1. I need a job that pays fairly well (Not necessarily $100K
  2. I need a job that doesnt take over my life---> I get to go home at 17h00, and have my weekends (to hopefully spend on my trading hobby)
  3. Should be white collar.....office job

Thank you so much for helping me out guys...


It took me 15 years or so of part time trading before I felt ready enough (capital, experience, edges, etc).

So my advice would be to get a job in what you have experience with (accounting), and find some stability there. There are always companies looking for good workers.

At the same time, keep the trading dream in the background - one day you'll be ready to take that leap again.

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If all else fails, being a female and in your mid-twenties, just find an older rich guy who'll take care of you. That's worked for plenty of chicks.

How were you a "full-time trader" for three years but couldn't make a living off it?

Thank you for your advice...


Nope I'm not a gold digger, I have integrity.

I was a full time trader for three years, and couldnt make a living off it....for the same reason 80% of people couldnt.

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One more idea

One other thing you could try...find some good traders/vendors/brokers from this forum, or other places. People or groups that match your level of integrity (meaning, don't contacts the scammers out there).

Tell them you want a job. Maybe they could provide something, and it would be trading related...

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I am pretty sure the OP is a previously banned user but can't quite remember his name. But he posts stuff like this all the time before. Buddy something maybe?

Who remembers? I need that name so I can double check. Maybe @Cloudy remembers?

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I am pretty sure the OP is a previously banned user but can't quite remember his name. But he posts stuff like this all the time before. Buddy something maybe?

Who remembers? I need that name so I can double check. Maybe @Cloudy remembers?

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No I am not a banned user........I just create my account this year...

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Just looked at this posters history. Definitely the same guy that was banned several times before and won't take a hint.

Hopefully someone remembers his name, once I can confirm he will be banned.

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Was it Bud Fox or something like that? The guy who had his Elite membership paid for by someone else? He would always mention 5-10 people in his posts...

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One other thing you could try...find some good traders/vendors/brokers from this forum, or other places. People or groups that match your level of integrity (meaning, don't contacts the scammers out there).

Tell them you want a job. Maybe they could provide something, and it would be trading related...

Kevin, you are always providing me with great advice in my various threads, you really seem like a good guy.

Thank You so much!


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