If you could get ONE certification/degree.....

Discussion in 'Trading' started by Nelson1980, Feb 5, 2003.

  1. ...such as CFA, CFP, Lawyer, Economist or anything else in the world etc etc, that u think will help you be a productive/efficient trader, what would it be?
  2. 0008


    If there was a qualification called:

    Master of discipline

    then it must be the best one!:D
  3. Nordic


    Lead Specialist IBM- NYSE
  4. qdz2


    An arts degree of trading helps more than another else, I guess.

  5. JD--- it teaches the logical thought process needed for trading.

  6. If your capital is scarce in the beginning: MD

    That way you can treat yourself and don't have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a tetanus shot or consultation every time you get a bruise or cut.
  7. rs7


    I go with this. JD is worthless. I have traded with more lawyers that hated law than any other professionals (too many lawyers I guess, and most of them don't like law).

    Not too many of them were particularly successful. Certainly no better on average than all the other traders I have worked with.

    My $.02


    PS: My wife is a lawyer, and a CFP, and she hasn't contributed a single thing to our portfolio (other than income). She cannot understand what I do as a trader. Only stock pick she made in the past 5 years was AOL at 90 something and sold it at 10.(Obviously she is no longer using her series 7 or CFP credentials). And she would be the first to admit that she could never trade.
  8. Andre


    ::shudders:: Cripes, I still get nightmares that I didn't finish high school. Like there's one last class that I failed. And I have to go back and repeat it. Arrgh.

    ::shivers:: Sometimes I wake up with a start, thinking I'm late for a test for my first class of the day, and I haven't studied one iota.

    I've been out of college for 12 years, high school for 17 years... and I still have these dreams. No-way, no how is a degree worth it. I learn much better following a random path.

    Besides trading books ...oh where will I get the time... next on my reading list are Richard Wright's Native Son, Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequity, and Octavio Paz's Labyrinth of Solitude.

    Now, if I could get a degree in Humanities from my local university, based on my self-defined reading list and my essays on the human condition I'd take it. But who's going to do that? No matter, I seek for its own reward.

  9. TGregg


    #10     Feb 5, 2003