Nature Vs Nurture – are Good Traders Born or Made?

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Old Aug 6, 2015, 4:38pm   #41
 
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Having worked at half a dozen major trading houses over 25+ years I truly believe you are born a trader- at every house, when the milk round graduates were thrown into trading, very few made decent traders. And the one's that did, you could generally tell before hand. Obviously, ( like any job) an average worker( trader) can become better, by practise
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Old Aug 6, 2015, 6:12pm   #42
 
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Having worked at half a dozen major trading houses over 25+ years I truly believe you are born a trader- at every house, when the milk round graduates were thrown into trading, very few made decent traders. And the one's that did, you could generally tell before hand. Obviously, ( like any job) an average worker( trader) can become better, by practise
I agree.
Great traders...are born with it.

'Woke up this morning...One in a million...the Chosen one...'
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Old Aug 6, 2015, 8:15pm   #43
 
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I think a good trader probably has the stuff in him to make his kids into even better traders.
Teach them the right paths from an early age. Much easier when taught than have to get it right oneself.

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Old Aug 7, 2015, 7:33pm   #44
 
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I agree.
Great traders...are born with it.

'Woke up this morning...One in a million...the Chosen one...'
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I think a good trader probably has the stuff in him to make his kids into even better traders.
Teach them the right paths from an early age. Much easier when taught than have to get it right oneself.

Sounds a bit far fetched to me. You can try to teach them, but they should be the ones to take the decision whether they want to develop in the industry.
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Old Aug 29, 2015, 3:39pm   #46
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I think it's a fusion between both.
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Old Aug 31, 2015, 12:03am   #47
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We are all born with an empty mind. How we fill it is down to society.

That should answer the question.
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Old Sep 6, 2015, 5:49am   #48
 
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I have seen both the great, the overated arrogant and the good people but losers.
The great and successful Speculators are born with a natural instinct.

But maybe they had a mentor somewhere what we don't know...
I am a firm believer of Hire passion, teach skill set.

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