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Old May 17, 2016, 1:10pm   #1
 
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Hi guys,

I was hoping someone who was currently trading nights on asia/aus could give a brief summary of what your'e life is like?

Some prop shops want you to work 1 in 4/5 weeks on the asia market, meaning you must work from 8pm-7am for 1 week in 4/5. This will clearly have some affect on sleeping patterns and social life, so I was wandering how bad it really is?

Can somebody with experience, or someone who knows somebody who does this give their view on this sort of role.

Cheers,
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Old May 18, 2016, 9:50am   #2
 
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Hi guys,

I was hoping someone who was currently trading nights on asia/aus could give a brief summary of what your'e life is like?

Some prop shops want you to work 1 in 4/5 weeks on the asia market, meaning you must work from 8pm-7am for 1 week in 4/5. This will clearly have some affect on sleeping patterns and social life, so I was wandering how bad it really is?

Can somebody with experience, or someone who knows somebody who does this give their view on this sort of role.

Cheers,
Hi Trader 525,

I'm surprised that some prop shops want you to trade Asian markets 1 week in 4/5. Apart from the obvious disruption in sleeping pattern it makes more sense to concentrate on your preferred markets every week. Which markets are they expecting you to trade for the other 3/4 weeks?
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Old May 18, 2016, 9:55am   #3
 
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Hi Trader 525,

I'm surprised that some prop shops want you to trade Asian markets 1 week in 4/5. Apart from the obvious disruption in sleeping pattern it makes more sense to concentrate on your preferred markets every week. Which markets are they expecting you to trade for the other 3/4 weeks?
Thanks for the reply. It'll be the London markets on futures and options for the other 3 weeks. I guess it would make more sense to do all night shifts and become familiar with Asia, or all day shifts. The thing I'm most concerned about is the effect on ones health.

Do you know of anybody who has done similar shifts? I can imagine it would affect your health, because your constantly readjusting your body clock and confusing the body in terms of what time is rests/repairs.
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Old May 18, 2016, 10:12am   #4
 
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Thanks for the reply. It'll be the London markets on futures and options for the other 3 weeks. I guess it would make more sense to do all night shifts and become familiar with Asia, or all day shifts. The thing I'm most concerned about is the effect on ones health.

Do you know of anybody who has done similar shifts? I can imagine it would affect your health, because your constantly readjusting your body clock and confusing the body in terms of what time is rests/repairs.
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I don't know anyone that has a working pattern like this for the reasons mentioned. Surely there is a greater financial risk on the balance sheet having traders operate on a work pattern conducive to sleep deprivation.
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Old May 21, 2016, 3:21pm   #5
 
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Thanks for the reply. It'll be the London markets on futures and options for the other 3 weeks. I guess it would make more sense to do all night shifts and become familiar with Asia, or all day shifts. The thing I'm most concerned about is the effect on ones health.

Do you know of anybody who has done similar shifts? I can imagine it would affect your health, because your constantly readjusting your body clock and confusing the body in terms of what time is rests/repairs.
Dude, if health is main issue you should go on an Asia trading site and ask the thousands who are trading European/us mkts. Or, Google "shift work / night work impact on health'.
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Old May 21, 2016, 3:29pm   #6
 
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Trader525 started this thread hey, thanks for the reply.

Night works itself is okay, because you're just awake at the opposite times to the rest of the world. This however, has a weird receptive pattern where you are constantly readjusting every 3 weeks which will have a totally different affect in my opinion. Im just not sure whether it is the case in practise because Ive never done it.
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hey, thanks for the reply.

Night works itself is okay, because you're just awake at the opposite times to the rest of the world. This however, has a weird receptive pattern where you are constantly readjusting every 3 weeks which will have a totally different affect in my opinion. Im just not sure whether it is the case in practise because Ive never done it.
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There are paramedics, doctors, media and many other industries where their shifts vary often, some on weekly basis so they're constantly having to readjust. Last report I read from psychologist was that night time shift workers had lower life expectancy but no idea veracity of it, sure there's plenty of research out there for disruptive sleep patterns.
You should be wealthy/broke enough to retire/change career within 5 years anyway so wouldnt worry about it.
Sleep well.
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There are paramedics, doctors, media and many other industries where their shifts vary often, some on weekly basis so they're constantly having to readjust. Last report I read from psychologist was that night time shift workers had lower life expectancy but no idea veracity of it, sure there's plenty of research out there for disruptive sleep patterns.
You should be wealthy/broke enough to retire/change career within 5 years anyway so wouldnt worry about it.
Sleep well.
Haha, love the last couple of lines. I'll consider it, but given that I'm only 22, ill probably try something else first before I risk destroying my health! Wealth is only a small measure of success amongst other things like earning respect, giving back to the community, charity work and being an overall good person. Those are things you can't buy
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