Looking for a job

liam1om

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Good Afternoon,

I have a full time job in IT, but luckily I'm in a position to be able to trade when the opportunity arises. I only trade UK FTSE350 equities and trade on margin.

After following the markets briefly since 2005, I started trading back in 2008 part time with a very small account (£2000) to get a feel for things. I managed to double my money in the first year and again in the second year.

In 2010 after feeling like like things were going well I invested a moderately small amount. I managed to make over 1000% (I know it sounds unbelievable, but it can be verified).

In 2011, probably getting carried away with the previous year and also experiencing the Japanese Tsuanami, Libyan war and Nuclear fallout I lost roughly 40%.

After that year, I became far more disciplined and resilient and made 100% profit in 2012 and 200% profit in 2013.

So far this year I'm currently up around 80%.

I feel I could be ready to step up and look for a full time job with more substantial funds. My track record above it fully verifiable with full records from my broker.

What kind of return would a prop house be looking at, would my record above usually be good enough?

Please feel free to PM me if you wish.

Thanks.
 
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jeffre4

Experienced member
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if your that good why do you need to work for someone else. nice touch at the end pm me though
 

liam1om

Member
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if your that good why do you need to work for someone else. nice touch at the end pm me though

There are two reasons, first is that I would like a larger account than what I currently trade with.

The second is that, I want to work in an environment where I can trade comfortably and actually receive a salary for doing it. At the moment, I'm having to trade in between my current job and I cant track the market as I would like.

I could leave my job and trade for myself from home. But I feel it would put too much pressure on me not having a guaranteed income monthly.I know to be successful I need to be in a certain mindset.
 
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Trading Spaces

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If you have $100,000 get a portfolio margin account from ww.interactivebrokers.com This is 15% margin instead of 50% margin in a reg t account. That should give you enough buying power.
 
 
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