career change for math teacher

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 12:17pm   #1
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Ok here goes. I'm 33 this year and thinking of changing careerto become a trader or stock broker. Is it too late?

I would very much welcome your views.

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based on what? any experience? have you been looking at models? do you know the diffrence between stock broking and trading?
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If you are thinking about it for the money - then don't bother. Only go that direction if it's a passion because being a trader especially is something that not everyone has the right aptitude for.
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 12:52pm   #4
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money/challenge what is the right aptitude?

mrt started this thread If you elaborate on the aptitude part - Ofcourse the money would be better than teaching, but I'm also looking for a new challenge.




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Old Apr 3, 2008, 1:02pm   #5
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Mrt,

What qualifications, skills and experience do you have?

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 1:11pm   #6
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mrt started this thread I have nearly 10 years experience teaching maths and double maths in leading academic schools in the UK and preparing students for Oxbridge. I currently lead my department, so leadership skill, communication, and ofcourse numeracy (Bsc Hons Southampton University 96). PGCE Sussex University 1998.
What other skills do I need to develop?

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why trading?
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Old Apr 3, 2008, 3:04pm   #8
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well

mrt started this thread Well, I've thought about trading and stock broking. I am fairly numerate and that finacial rewards looks promising. Are you a trader?

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Old Apr 3, 2008, 3:26pm   #9
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i am yes.

i guess you need to know the difference between trading and stock broking to start with. for every successful trader i reckon there are 3 others who end up blowing up.

do you want to trade your own account, trade for a bank, prop shop, market make.....?

i suspect to get through the door you'll have to start at the bottom and work up-one thing is nailed on: you won't pick up the rewards straight away. if you become a successful trader then fair play to you.

you need to decide what it is you want to do-it's too easy to pick up the FT and see that trader A took home a $2m bonus and think 'i could do that'. it's not like that.
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.......Ofcourse the money would be better than teaching
Not if you lose it wont be and there is a high chance that this would happen.


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