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Stay-at-Home Dad/Trader

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I quit my full time job last year and stay at home with a 8 year old and 2 year old. My wife does work but we do have a nanny to take care of the kids. I am pretty much confined to my room during trading hours (6 am - 1 PM PST ) as my younger one will not let me work and give a hard time to Nanny , if he finds me at home. I am finding it difficult with this routine but I am not sure how to fix it short term. I wish to move out to a trading friendly time zone but weather and job market is making it hard to move ( wife doesn't agree to a move to be precise !! ).

I guess that is what you have to do if you live on the West Coast.

How do stockbrokers/ financial advisors work around the time zones?
Do they go to work at 0530-0600 , and leave at 1,2, 3 p.m. ?

Or do they go in at 0800 like everyone else ?

I know this thread is a year old, but I see you are still around.........

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I guess that is what you have to do if you live on the West Coast.

How do stockbrokers/ financial advisors work around the time zones?

Do they go to work at 0530-0600 , and leave at 1,2, 3 p.m. ?

Or do they go in at 0800 like everyone else ?

I know this thread is a year old, but I see you are still around.........

Not to worry this thread is not forgotten. Just been busy with some house projects (current short break from home projects this week and made this post about it today If I recall @rahulgopi is also involved in something or was recently away from day to day trading.


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I think the best thing one can do is to have a routine. Treat trading like a profession and follow a schedule.
Possibly (times in est)
830pm Check charts and draw potential scenarios
sleep by 9pm
Meditate on personal discipline
Wake at o500
Look at the charts for homework and overnight action
O600 wake kids
Feed kids and eat 0630 to 0700
Drop kids off at 0730
0755 sit down to desk
0820 bond open
0845 consider resting till ny open
0930 watch ny open set alarms
1040 rest and set alerts

11 to 3 house duties
3 to 4 body maintenance
4 to 8 time with family, reading, bonding

Something like that.
Schedule daily body maintenance in like walking, yoga, calisthenics. Eat reasonably. 80/20 rule 80% clean, 20% you can go off a little. Eat on a schedule. Sleep on a schedule.
Have a schedule. Stick to it. Allow time for house projects. I think a 3hr window of trading is feasible to continue to be a good husband, dad and handyman.
Pm me or txt me for more. I try to juggle it.

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