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Do you admit to being a trader?

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I learned from a retired man who used to manage a private equity fund. Even years after retirement and becoming a full time day trader, he continued to title himself as an "Private Equity Fund Manager" ... I asked him about it once, his reply was "they don't need to know the specific details of the fund. after all, it's private". Made perfect sense to me, so that's what use as my title. Every time I say it, I think of my dad. I found a card while cleaning out his desk with the title CIO Chief Investment Officer. Never got to ask him about that.

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I, too, say "futures trader". The response I get is usually "what"? Maybe I'll start saying I'm a stay-at-home dad.


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I'm going to tell you what I do. I don't want you to freak out because it's so cool, okay?

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i believe retail daytraders are embarassed by the way people piercive them .

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when asked, always say,"IM a profit taker". The looks are priceless.

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I started telling people I'm either retired or that I work for a hedge fund. Either one works. Anything else provokes odd stares of disbelief or disgust.

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A funny video in which a cartoon-type character tries to explain to another one that he is an independant day trader, and not a gambler.

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That's hilarious!

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I think

Tyler from zerohedge is the creator of that vid.

When asked, I just say that I am in finance. Stay at home dad might be a better answer.

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Yeah I get three responses. Either, thats cool, I always wanted to do that, can you teach me (groan), a deer in the headlights look and then follow up with lots of questions ..., or the you dirty speculator comment.

When I had full time job, I never brought trading up. Now that I am trading full time, I usually do, but am very hesitant, as most people don't get it, and it is not much of a conversation starter.

Another trader I know, usually used two lines, either I am retired or I buy and sell stuff :-)

Thx aslan, this is my new line I buy and sell stuff, if they ask me to be more specific....... I will say anything I can make money on,lol

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How about?
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Q: What do you do for a living?

A: I don't know and I don't know anyone that does know.

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