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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:31pm   #41
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people are saying that those who can't go full time in the first place don't have the right risk appetite. well that's what i mean, if you can't hack the sick-to-the-stomach feeling of having a drawdown , why bother. if you are swingin' and you work around markets (as i want to , maybe as a broker/dealer) then it's not going to be hard to check your trades. it would then be a serious edge to for those with less risk appetite to get a job- they are less emotionally involved, now come on, isn't that an advantage somewhat, you can still trade unaggressively into fortunes..
i'm afraid there are too many views on either side of this "fence" here. I suggest you just try it, choose a less-stressful part-time method and see how it works out...
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:35pm   #42
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Chartsy started this thread it's not my method i care about.for goodness sake do people still thnk trading is ALL about the method and you can plug away to $$$$$$$.

My method as of now has a slight edge, recovering from a 30% drawdown is -2% in 2 months as i 'revamped' it with the help of others. By the time im 18, if i'm very skilled then i could well have such confidence that i will take trading as the majority of income and go prop.

But thing is if i think 'you MUST be a good trader by 18 or you're ****ed' then that puts pressure on that's not good. i'd rather take the view now that i can take as long as i like...
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:38pm   #43
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it's not my method i care about.for goodness sake do people still thnk trading is ALL about the method and you can plug away to $$$$$$$.

My method as of now has a slight edge, recovering from a 30% drawdown is -2% in 2 months as i 'revamped' it with the help of others. By the time im 18, if i'm very skilled then i could well have such confidence that i will take trading as the majority of income and go prop.

But thing is if i think 'you MUST be a good trader by 18 or you're ****ed' then that puts pressure on that's not good. i'd rather take the view now that i can take as long as i like...
Dude, you're not even 18 yet?? I really wouldn't worry about all this bullsh1t then.. Go to college\uni whatever an do something you enjoy... Trade on the side and make your mind up later
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:39pm   #44
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Chartsy started this thread im 16 and turn 17 in feb.

nah i've been hooked since i was 14.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:40pm   #45
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lol, just 18, get to uni mate and see how you feel after a fulltime job for a bit, didnt realize you were so young, all the best to you.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:42pm   #46
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im 16 and turn 17 in feb.

nah i've been hooked since i was 14.
I'm not saying give up on trading... keep at it but get some qualifications in something you enjoy. If it is a career in trading you're after then go for Maths or something - Others will know better about that but right now I would suggest education should be top of your agenda!

I wish I had looked at trading at your age!
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im 16 and turn 17 in feb.

nah i've been hooked since i was 14.
Wish I'd started that early !

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im 16 and turn 17 in feb.

nah i've been hooked since i was 14.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 1:05pm   #50
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Chartsy started this thread Problem is i haven't a clue what i'd enjoy as i've always assumed full time trading is what i want to do.... but er, i can stil trade anlongside a job. i don't want to end up with no education/degree 10 years down the line if i was **** and even more broke than a student. but im waiting for an email from my friend so...

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