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View Poll Results: How long have you been trading professionally?
None, I do not consider myself a full-time professional trader 32 53.33%
Less than 6 months 5 8.33%
Between 6 months and 1 year 2 3.33%
Between 1 year and 2 years 12 20.00%
Between 2 years and 5 years 7 11.67%
Between 5 years and 10 years 1 1.67%
More than 10 years 1 1.67%
Voters: 60. You may not vote on this poll

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How long have you been trading full-time?

If you consider yourself a full-time professional trader (ie: trading is your primary source of income), how long have you been trading? Please select the answer from the poll above. I'd love to hear specific stories as well if you wish to post your reply.

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well ive never been a full time trader per say,but i always treated it like a hobbie because i had my own small company to run,but i loved my hobbie so much that i put all my free time into learning what style of trading was good for my personality and now i make as much trading as i do with my company so my trading has turned into a fun source of income for me...sharky

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Thanks sharky and to everyone that voted.

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