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How many of you trade as a profession?

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I don't mean people employed by a company to trade with client/company funds, I mean people actually trading with their own equity and who would consider their primary source of income trading on the foreign exchange market. So yeah, how many people here (if any) fit that description?

PS Please also post if you earn wages/salary at a full time or part time job but EARN a similar or greater amount trading on the side
 

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Have my own Civil Construction Company.
Couldn't think of anything worse than trading for a living.

Turn a pretty good extra income each year.
TAX is a killer!
 

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I Traded for a living from 2001 til early 2010, initially because of injury I couldn't work.

However having moved to a new country and having recovered my physical integrity, I wanted to get out of my cave and redevelop a social network, so I started a business and traded on the side.

There are pros and cons of each, but my advice would be that the best application of trading is developing wealth rather than earning a living.

Also, missus thinks I'm much hawtter with a six-pack and big arms. :D:D:D
 

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I don't mean people employed by a company to trade with client/company funds, I mean people actually trading with their own equity and who would consider their primary source of income trading on the foreign exchange market. So yeah, how many people here (if any) fit that description?

PS Please also post if you earn wages/salary at a full time or part time job but EARN a similar or greater amount trading on the side
I am a full time private trader but only in equities and not FX... going to join the dark side soon though.
 
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I'm an invester who likes to play when things get crazy.
Haven't really worked since I was 37.
Check these guys.


Talk like mobsters.
It's the street, it's alive.
Beats bridge and you can die!
 
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I'm an invester who likes to play when things get crazy.
Haven't really worked since I was 37.
Check these guys.

Talk like mobsters.
It's the street, it's alive.
Beats bridge and you can die!
Ahh, the Auction Market....Great link Notting, TA!:xyxthumbs
 

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I am a full time private trader but only in equities and not FX... going to join the dark side soon though.
ditto, since 2001
still no FX, but the occasional CFD short or protective cover
 
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Full time forex algorithmic trader. Manage my own and other's funds. Have offered a retail product.

Wasn't easy though. Like any field it follows the customary logic that you need to rack up 10,000 hours to truly know what you're doing.
 
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I'm an invester who likes to play when things get crazy.
Haven't really worked since I was 37.
Check these guys.


Talk like mobsters.
It's the street, it's alive.
Beats bridge and you can die!
Great video, but I couldn't help but feel a bit disheartened and depressed after watching it, these guys just don't seem like "good people." My impression was that they all seemed self obsessed, arrogant and unhappy.
 
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Great video, but I couldn't help but feel a bit disheartened and depressed after watching it, these guys just don't seem like "good people." My impression was that they all seemed self obsessed, arrogant and unhappy.
edit - comment above mainly relates to the people in the first half of the movie.
 
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Great video, but I couldn't help but feel a bit disheartened and depressed after watching it, these guys just don't seem like "good people." My impression was that they all seemed self obsessed, arrogant and unhappy.
Yeah give me MT4 and a beer any day :D

If your not a bastard with your money when you do make it, your probably more likely to find fulfillment/happiness/contentment :xyxthumbs
 
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Yeah give me MT4 and a beer any day :D

If your not a bastard with your money when you do make it, your probably more likely to find fulfillment/happiness/contentment :xyxthumbs
Off topic a bit here but the top 3 trading programs on here would be:

1) amibroker
2) metatrader
3) ?
 

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Off topic a bit here but the top 3 trading programs on here would be:

1) amibroker
2) metatrader
3) ?
3.) X - Trader
4.) NinjaTrader
5.) MultiCharts
6.) IB TWS
 
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Do you mean top as in best, or top as in most popular?
Lets hear your opinion on both... In the short term future I be looking into one of these programs but I have no "programming" experience....I have also heard people say that IB has really good charting facilities for an online broker nearly as good as these programs.
 
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Hearsay but apparently there are blokes in Wollongong under the age of thirty that have made their millions through FX...
 

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Lets hear your opinion on both... In the short term future I be looking into one of these programs but I have no "programming" experience....I have also heard people say that IB has really good charting facilities for an online broker nearly as good as these programs.
IBs charts are rubbish. But you can connect lots of good charting programs to IB.
 

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