Hello guys. I am currently pursuing a career as an actuary not sure if you know what that is but anyway I have been studying for my 3rd exam (MFE). The entire exam is pretty much options pricing (binomial trees, black-scholes,brownian motion etc) also bond options, bond pricing and interest rate models. Wow this stuff is interesting! So I have a few questions for you guys. 1.) Assuming I continue the actuary path and master statistical modeling and credibilty theory, and on the side I continue to expand my knowledge in theoretical option pricing. How useful are these skills for a trader? Or in otherwords can I use these skills and learned knowledge to be successful at trading? 2.) Say I add a C.F.A credential in there would this greatly enhance my probabilty of being a succesful investor? 3.) what types of jobs are there (that pay well) that would allow me to expand my investment knowledge and would make use of the above skills.