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My BackgroundI was born into a gambling family. My dad and grandfather were Bookmakers back in the 60s & 70s and they were also very successful professional gamblers (mainly horse racing). I used to sit in their back office as a toddler using a toy phone so I could pretend to take/make bets like all the other people sitting around me. Then, when I was a little older, I was on the phones for real to make some extra pocket money.
By thirteen, dad set me up with one of his accounts to bet my own money on the horses and my education went to the next level. It sounds crazy and irresponsible, but they always monitored me closely and I was going to do it anyway….. they wouldn’t have been able to stop me!
By the late 70s I was seventeen and a veteran, but really needed to focus on my ‘A’ levels and finding a proper job, as my mother had laid down the law about me not going into the bookmaking business.
I eventually joined Shell International in London and became an Accountant...
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Absolute Zero

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Enjoyed reading this article. Down to earth and honest. I do wonder NVP if you ever consider your mother's advice, though well intentioned I'm sure, may have taken you off your track?

With such a solid start to your early education in wholesale risk diversification and subsequent draw to part-time retail trading, I can't help feeling your life trajectory would have easily, if not more easily, bent you toward a career as a professional trader.

The life choice decision between a career that pays the bills and one that (potentially) buys the yacht is precisely the same struggle involved in making the decision on levels of risk and expectation of reward. It's rarely easy.
 
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12WBT

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Good read Neil, thanks for sharing.
Got to agree with Absolute Zero, amazed you are not a full time trader.
Seems like you have the pedigree for it.
 

NVP

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thanks for the comments .................yes I could have become a trader at shell and have some very wealthy friends that still rib me about it .........such is life ...............you play the cards as they fall

N
 

alan5616

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NVP is one of the most unselfish, and knowledgeable, people ever to grace T2W. If there is such a thing as an altruistic trading guru, he is it
 

NVP

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NVP is one of the most unselfish, and knowledgeable, people ever to grace T2W. If there is such a thing as an altruistic trading guru, he is it
Alan (y)

are you still trading or now 24/7 on the golf course :LOL:

good to hear from you buddy

N
 

Forexmospherian

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Hi N

Glad you had a good break in the States and like the write up - and the picture - you look younger than I thought - showing what an easy life you have had ;-)

Looking forward to sharing some scalping time with you over the next week or so - when ever you have a few hrs or so - on either thread I don't mind and then we can check out how our scalp methods compare etc

All the best

Regards

F
 

NVP

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Hi N

Glad you had a good break in the States and like the write up - and the picture - you look younger than I thought - showing what an easy life you have had ;-)

Looking forward to sharing some scalping time with you over the next week or so - when ever you have a few hrs or so - on either thread I don't mind and then we can check out how our scalp methods compare etc

All the best

Regards

F
thanks F ..........I put my youthful looks down to the following

early nights
no drink
no women
plenty of cold baths
exercise 3 hours a day
don't eat junk food

by mainly avoiding these its amazing how young you can feel :LOL:

N
 
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neil

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thanks F ..........I put my youthful looks down to the following

early nights
no drink
no women
plenty of cold baths
exercise 3 hours a day
don't eat junk food

by mainly avoiding these its amazing how young you can feel :LOL:

N
Look out ! Low flying pigs :LOL:
 

sun11

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Hi NVP,

Just saw your interview. Thanks for sharing.
I like your tips. Very honest & inspiring always..

Regards
S.