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Old Jul 20, 2010, 3:23pm   #1
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I'm reading trading books on my downtime at work. Not to show off, it's the only thing we are allowed to do when we have downtime. A while back I was reading some mindless sci-fi stuff. Everyone was all interested. Now everyone is totally critical. I could care less what some wage-slave bored housewife thinks. But it is funny.

Today was my favorite of all time by one of the secretaries here: "Trading is just like gambling unless you're an economist."

Just have to laugh....
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 3:27pm   #2
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Most traders Hate Economists. They are great at Cocktail Economics but cant trade for ****.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 3:31pm   #3
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I'm reading trading books on my downtime at work. Not to show off, it's the only thing we are allowed to do when we have downtime. A while back I was reading some mindless sci-fi stuff. Everyone was all interested. Now everyone is totally critical. I could care less what some wage-slave bored housewife thinks. But it is funny.

Today was my favorite of all time by one of the secretaries here: "Trading is just like gambling unless you're an economist."

Just have to laugh....
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 5:05pm   #4
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Most traders Hate Economists. They are great at Cocktail Economics but cant trade for ****.
and if someone is an Economist (well has a degree in the alchemy), and is recognised as a good trader, is he like fookin boss?
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 5:06pm   #5
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I'm reading trading books on my downtime at work, it's the only thing we are allowed to do when we have downtime.
No rest at Goldman Sachs eh?
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 5:09pm   #6
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and if someone is an Economist (well has a degree in the alchemy), and is recognised as a good trader, is he like fookin boss?
lol Good traders are good traders I will forgive them if their counselors misguided them into thinking the degree in economics was their ticket.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 5:33pm   #7
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Rooster34 started this thread Black Swan: funny about Goldman Sachs. Made me
snort laugh.

I work in a doctors office lab, but not for the office itself. If I'm not busy it's straight downtime. Unfortunately my company prohibits laptops at work, and even playing on my phone is a "grey" area.
So books it is. It's cool though, I love to read.
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Most economists would be utterly incapable of trading profitably in my view.


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Most economists would be utterly incapable of trading profitably in my view.


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It doesn't matter what your profession,...trading is for those with tenacity and the resilience not to be beaten !,....and of course, a cool head, and a nonchalant monetary demean,....: )
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It doesn't matter what your profession,...trading is for those with tenacity and the resilience not to be beaten !,....and of course, a cool head, and a nonchalant monetary demean,....: )
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J.M. Keynes was supposed to have been a successful investor.
I know it's not the same as trading though.
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Now everyone is totally critical. I could care less what some wage-slave bored housewife thinks. But it is funny.

Today was my favourite of all time by one of the secretaries here: "Trading is just like gambling unless you're an economist."
One of the reasons I never told the missus what I am doing.
She knows now.
Pity she waited until a low point in my trading to find out though ...
Now I feel under pressure (another reason why I didn't tell her).

It's only a secondary source of income fortunately, so not critical in that sense, although it's important to me.
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 7:41pm   #14
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J.M. Keynes was supposed to have been a successful investor.
I know it's not the same as trading though.
I thought Keynes blew his account?
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Old Jul 20, 2010, 8:12pm   #15
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One of the reasons I never told the missus what I am doing.
She knows now.
Pity she waited until a low point in my trading to find out though ...
Now I feel under pressure (another reason why I didn't tell her).

It's only a secondary source of income fortunately, so not critical in that sense, although it's important to me.
I'm in the same boat. I didn't tell wifey that Im trying this again. When we met I had several OJ options and by freak dumb luck hurricane season hit and I recovered anything I had ever lost in futures. Maybe a few hundred more. This was her first exposure to trading and she assumes this is how it will be. That was one really good trade out of alot of mediocre/bad ones. And in the end I was right back where I started.
She opened my mail and at first got really mad that I didn't tell her I was venturing back into the waters. And then as soon as she got done being mad, she asked me to buy her a gift with the first profits I made cause "That way I'll feel good about what you're doing."

I honestly think people cannot stand/get fearfull if someone even has the possibility of doing better than they are doing. We are such weird flawed little creatures.
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