Registered: Aug 2004
02-11-12 10:19 PM
I am trading since 1996 part time. I was really successful until 2000 playing momentum plays discretionary.
I crashed and decided to make a PHD in economics on stock system trading.
I got my PHD, went back to my main job (IT) and was very successful at it (doing more then 300.000$ a year now, I run an IT-service firm with over 230 People).
So trading started to be a hobby. And I always stuck the hobby of designing automated trading. 2 Years ago I started to use www.portfolio123.com and I was able to put everything I learned in 16 years of trading and researching into one great stock trading system (weekly rebalance), which I trade now and market on www.collective2.com.
So here I am, I do not hate my job, I do like it, it makes great, great money and I do not have to put in more then 50-60 hours a week.
But the thing is: What I would love to do is something else. I would like
to create a mid term plan to change into the area of trading, investing, etc.
I think in the states (where I lived for 2 Years) it would not be a problem,
in Germany it is very hard (but not impossible) to change career paths, especially if you have not a very, very specific education and actual job experience.
I have great presentation skills, I am very good at selling and I am a very, very good leader, I am very good in spotting talents and to develop them.
I hire even in the tightest job markets very good people; they just love to work for me and the team I put together. And I know what works in the stock market in terms of robust trading systems.
As much as I have my life in order (great wife and family, 2 Kids, we are healthy and happy), I have absolutely no glue what to do with this
dream that bugs me. I just do not want to turn 80 and tell my self, that
I did not fulfill it. I tried to forget it, but I can not!
Every opinion would help me, thank you