What salary would it take for you to quit this?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by midlifeguy, Nov 9, 2006.

  1. If someone offered you a real life job instead of being a self employed day trader, how much would the salary have to be to forgo this?

    I was just offered a nice salary/bonus but it will be a grind of a job (non-stop phones, stress etc).

    I have been so happy the past 5 months trading my own account that I don't want to give it up but the salary is tempting.
  2. If it were 5 years rather than 5 months I'd say tell em' to stick it. 5 months don't make a guru. Take the money and see what develops. The markets ain't goin' anywhere.
  3. dac8555


    the grass is always greener.

    I would take the real job, real slary and keep trading on the side..swing or something...not intraday. Pleanty of platforms let your program your trades.
  4. MTE


    coincidentally, the market has been rising for the past 5 months...hmm, makes one think...
  5. okay, i'll bite. how much is the salary? $$$$$

    second question: is it more than you have ever made before?

    third question: is it more than you make ( on a monthly basis) trading?

    having done both, i'd prefer the trading, but that's just me. besides, it makes a difference how much money it is, what your situation is, etc.

    please answer the 3 questions, though, if you will....
  6. katesdp


    And do they have free Coffee?
  7. jllm03


    I work a full time job and am still able to make some trades to supplement my income every month. As my account grows over the next couple years I plan on trading ONLY as my income.
    More golfing, fishing, and whatever, with only having to setup a couple trades a month and let it ride until the expiration dates.
    It will just have to be at a level that it surpasses my salaried job.
    If you could live with the "Boring" style of trading, you can get a steady salaried job w/ benefits and have some trading too.
  8. mjh


    How about hot chicks?? Are there any hot chicks there?
  9. socalpt


    Have you ever considered what are you going to do when the big recession comes. I don't think we can survive a 3 to 6 years drought just trading alone, a nice ljob would probably be a good idea. I wondered if anyone ever experienced this.
  10. craneman


    I wouldn't take the job unless the employer is willing to sign at least a 1 year contract with me. But I've been at this for a lot more than 5 months.

    But everybody's situation is different. As already mentioned if the job doesn't work out the market will still always be there for you.
    #10     Nov 9, 2006