How do you support yourself while trading?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by pbw, Apr 9, 2006.

How do you support yourself while trading?

  1. I trade full time and it is the sole source of my income

    23 vote(s)
  2. I am self employed in another business

    8 vote(s)
  3. I invest in real estate and own properties

    2 vote(s)
  4. I have a part time job - until I can trade full tiime

    9 vote(s)
  1. pbw


    If you are self employed, let us know what you do and how many hours a week you work in your business
  2. Milles


    Or just let your wife work so you can do this full time.:D
  3. I do most of my trading laying down so I don't really need much support.

  4. pbw


    For the self employed -- how are you able to meet the demands of trading with the demands of self employment?

    Do you have enough time and focus of mind to accomplish both?

    Also what is your self employment if you don't mind sharing -- or just say what area it comes under.

    Do you plan to trade full time in the future?


    Ps. --I forget to mention in the poll who works full time and trades part time.
  5. dac8555


    i am a fulltime institutional bond broker.

    Trading is not all that difficult to do part time if you do it with a distinct trading plan, you program your trades, and you have a longer term time frame.

    I have plenty of time for family, hobbies, and other businesses as well.

    I only dedicate maybe 5 hours per week...and i am up about 30% YTD.

    Dont make it more difficult than it is. dont worry as much about methodology, indicators, eps etc....worry more about how you treat your winners and losers...saves time.
  6. toc


    'I do most of my trading laying down so I don't really need much support.'


    :D :D :D :D :D :D