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  1. John Elroy-Reply
    June 6, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    Thanks Charlie!

    I like the use of the phrase “a different way of marketing”… I would use a different phrase but I can understand why you didn’t. ūüôā

    It would be interesting to know if it is possible, as a retail trader, to generate a good record over 2-3 years (I know this is no mean feat!) and then use that record to apply for a professional trading job say with a bank or broker etc? Rather than with a “prop” trading firm… Or is this unlikely due to needing additional qualifications / experience beyond retail trading…

    Cheers,
    Karl!

    • Charlie Burton-Reply
      June 6, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Well even brokers are going to automation so a ‘trader’ at a broker normally means they are order takers rather than traders and banks have gone to automation. The best way is to build your track record and then look to go to a small fund. Funds will always consider a trader with a track record but I warn you, it’s much easier trading your own money!

  2. Rahul-Reply
    June 6, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Charlie why do you think its much easier to trade one’s own money ?

    • Charlie Burton-Reply
      June 6, 2016 at 7:17 pm

      Two reasons. One, if you are ethical, you will find the responsibility of trading someone else’s money a pressure and two, if you do trade for a firm, you have pressure from them on you and reporting etc that has to be done. So yes it’s much easier trading one’s own cash…

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