Took a 1 year break from trading... muh thoughts now?

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Old Oct 12, 2013, 5:23am   #9
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Alright phaggots, I wanted to share some insights that i've gained from taking a long break from trading.I started getting into financial markets from the age of 14 and , without a doubt to the detriment of a healthy building of self-esteem and social aptitude, spent the next 4 years ( and around 4000-5000 hours) completely fuarking immersed. Like completely to the point where i'd feel totally **** about myself after one trade went 10 pips against me.
This post reminds me of the internet circa 2004, but quite interesting. When I was responsible for a notable % of the exposure for a top tier's fx desk, I actually developed temporary PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) from the stress and probably slept 2 hours a night for many years - the associate immediately beneath me developed spot alopecia (I had to explain to HC why a 25 year old looked like he was in his mid 40s post three divorces) and the VP for the exotics unit handed his notice in to become a paramedic of all things, sending around a very memorable final e-mail about us all being vipers, singling me out for particular vitriol even though I had defended him numerous times during moderation. Oddly enough he'd been caught flushing the contents of the daily fruit delivery down the female trading floor cubicles before the pre-auction meeting numerous times during his final 18 months. I remember having to sign off one memorable invoice for the removal of a mango from an integrated u-bend - memorable because mangoes were not part of the fruit delivery and he must have bought one especially from Sainsbury's to block the toilet.

The upshot is there's no point in being rich if you'll be dead at 40 - which is where I was going. I eventually learned to relax - ever notice how many people at work seem oddly incompetent/don't seem to care? I think this is their way of coping with stress and if you are one of the unlucky ones who looks for satisfaction through work/competence/success then you have to also adapt somewhat by the time you're 30 to 35. Going at 100% all the time WILL kill you.
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Old Oct 12, 2013, 7:43am   #10
 
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This post reminds me of the internet circa 2004, but quite interesting. When I was responsible for a notable % of the exposure for a top tier's fx desk, I actually developed temporary PVCs (premature ventricular contractions) from the stress and probably slept 2 hours a night for many years - the associate immediately beneath me developed spot alopecia (I had to explain to HC why a 25 year old looked like he was in his mid 40s post three divorces) and the VP for the exotics unit handed his notice in to become a paramedic of all things, sending around a very memorable final e-mail about us all being vipers, singling me out for particular vitriol even though I had defended him numerous times during moderation. Oddly enough he'd been caught flushing the contents of the daily fruit delivery down the female trading floor cubicles before the pre-auction meeting numerous times during his final 18 months. I remember having to sign off one memorable invoice for the removal of a mango from an integrated u-bend - memorable because mangoes were not part of the fruit delivery and he must have bought one especially from Sainsbury's to block the toilet.
Genuinely, genuinely funny post.
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Random : probably the most important message on any of the boards here.
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So you're 19 now.

2 years ago at 17 you spent a year distance studying under a mentor and a year later (just a year ago) went and moved over to his country to stay with him - for an undisclosed period of time. You then took a year off.

Within what can only be the merest fraction of a year, you've aced your A-levels, got into a good at Uni, seen two therapists and are doing 60+ hours a week in a fast food outlet.

Whatever your strong points are - maths isn't one of them. I'd suggest reality isn't in your Top-10 either.

Apologies for the terse tone, but there are too many people on this site earnestly searching to improve their trading to have time-wasters like you sapping their energies with superfluous story telling.

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4000-5000 hours is total bullsh1t.

Not only because of the things you mentioned PB but also because you totally missed the amount of time this 14-18 year old spent 'throwing himself around the bathroom' in those 4 years.

Does T2W really entertain adolescent threads?
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Old Oct 12, 2013, 11:59am   #13
 
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Welcome back Chartsy, but please note Shakone's wise counsel and drop the abusive tone - otherwise your return is likely to be short lived. There have been lots of changes around here since you contributed on a regular basis and all the members who used to post in a rude and confrontational manner have either moved on or been banned.

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Why are you even entertaining the participation of children on this site?

There is no upside for T2W in this - these people aren't even old enough to open an account, let alone have a mature conversation on the topic.
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Old Oct 12, 2013, 12:21pm   #14
 
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TEENAGERS
TIRED OF BEING HARASSED BY YOUR PARENTS ?
ACT NOW!
move out, get a job
pay your own way,
WHILE YOU STILL KNOW EVERYTHING!!




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Old Oct 12, 2013, 5:54pm   #15
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Does T2W really entertain adolescent threads?
I assumed some hyperbole in the age report of the op.
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