I was wondering how you everybody in ET got interested or started in the markets? Was it something you fell into, love since childhood, following in your parents footsteps, former broker now trader, better then the grocery business? I have always been fascinated by how diffrent people end up in this business. This includes at home traders and the corporate traders. Even parttime traders and sellside analysts. Or even brokers. Its always been fascinating. I have friends who majored in history and sociology who ended up being brokers and traders. I shall start.
I have personally been interested in the stock market since I was 4 and reading the bylines of business section. Those I have personal interests and a life besides the markets, I love speaking shop talk and everything about the stock market. I first got my real taste of the stock market when I was 11 and I was allowed to buy stock using my dads account. Oddly I made money. I have been hooked ever since. I got my undergrad from the university of victoria in economics and minored in pychology. LOL I minored in pych because there was alot of cute girls in pychology classes. Im now a fulltime trader, and I help run my family accounts. I invest in all markets, and if you get me talking about markets I think I might never stop.
interesting thread. Here is my short story:
Graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston w/ a degree in what amounts to music business. Graduated last August. Immediately went to work for Sovereign Bank (go figure), and a collegue of mine introduced me to the market through scottrade - ugh! Quickly became addicted, and now 9 months later, I'm trading full time in good ole tennessee.
The only prior experience I had w/ the market was in 6th or 7th grade during the stock market game. We were seperated into groups and decided which stock to buy based on yesterday's paper. My group came in last.