Fork in the road

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by edgetraderhigh, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. So here I am. Stuck at a fork in the road. I have some capital, not much.

    Lets say along the lines of 15k

    I made it all through a combination of day trading with a very low payout, and trading options on my personal account (to which I attribute a lot of luck because I got in right before the volatility spiked up).

    I have a degree in Finance with a decent GPA from a decent school and a market passion that could be seconded by none.

    I have excellent experience and track record to prove in short term equities, I have been successful in options trading, I have exposure to FX and futures markets.

    What to do now?
    1. Should I find a good prop shop and stick to trading US equity on no salary but with good commissions?

    2. Should I try to jump into a world of one of these other securities?

    3. Should I continue trading options on my own account, I really consider it pure speculation...?

    4. Should I try to find a hedge fund who will take me?

    I hate to bother the forum with this, but I am really stuck as to what to do at this point, and would love some direction.

    One thing I do know is that I LOVE trading and moving to a different profession is not an option. I will be a trader.
  2. i don't think it is upto any of us to give you your answer.

    But, with so little money trying to do it on your own is going to be a massive stress.

    Personally, I'd try to get a job (salary) for a few years at least. And then see how you feel.

    Trying to make it on your won with $15K (hell even $150K) is tough.
  3. Option 4 is best one. Get a job that pays a salary not commission. Try to get any finance related job, doesn't have to be a hedge fund.