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    Bond yields and prices

    So the yield on the 10yr US treasury is currently 1.623% while the price of a future on it (IG Index) is 13,050. How do I get one figure from the other?
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    So when a bank rejected me out of hand because I was "too pleasant" that was their way of saying that I had a superiority complex and lacked social skills, do you think? Anyway the City is full of arrogant people with poor social skills so I ought to fit right in there if what you say is correct.
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Well I am really good with numbers and like to travel a lot. But I'm not an early morning person, would hate to describe myself as "ballsy", and I loathed the excessive drinking that I saw when I worked in the City. So probably not.
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Yes I can see how, in a way, having barely an "O" level could be an advantage in trading. Trying to be as polite as possible, if you were less educated you might find looking at a graph and levels of support and resistance etc. really interesting. If you were more educated you would look at...
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Who, me or istpossible? I'm not being a downer. I haven't been complaining about not being able to get a job, I just stated it as a fact.
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    I have more savings than that. I'm simply very good at managing my own money I suppose (although of course cue the next person to come along and say that's why you can't get a job - you're too immodest).
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    I do sometimes. They ask me why and I say that often I've been for interviews, get very positive feedback, then never hear anything further, or only hear back months later. My friends just roll their eyes, or tut as if to say it's the fault of the employers.
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Alright then I'll give my doctor a copy of this conversation and ask if he wants to refer me.
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    I had no idea you could make that kind of money in shipbroking. If you want to PM me where you work perhaps I can come in and meet people and see if I should apply to do that. I assume it's in London.
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Funnily enough that's what I wanted to do after university - Bain & Co, McKinsey's etc. Thought it looked really interesting. But they all turned me down. Someone said that they liked slightly older graduates who would have more gravitas. I was only 20 when I left Cambridge so I decided to go...
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Of course. But I can't figure out what.
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Yes, it is very hard to know what the real reason is. But reactions from employers have been weird and if there's a valid reason I would expect to be being told rather than hitting what often seems like a wall of silence. I don't have a better explanation than that I intimidate people. Anyway...
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Well I could list the following examples: - having an employer respond after an interview that they weren't going to take things any further because I was "too pleasant" and refusing to provide any explanation of what they meant by that - having an employer not respond to me for four months...
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    No, I can't get a job. I think I'm over-educated and it intimidates people. So I need an environment without a big hierarchy - where people won't be worried about being shown up.
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    So if you get to be consistently profitable, what next?

    Thanks. There seem to some real charlatans out there. But Amplify seem to be very genuine from what I've seen. Do you think employers will pay attention if I just apply with a copy of my trading statements, or are they looking for more commitment in the nature of having done some formal studying?