When it’s not just about the money…

A highly talented young trader can earn $50k or $200k a month from the comfort of their own surrounds, and remain in complete control of their own destiny. Of course these traders are very rare indeed, less than 100 worldwide in my estimation, but it does raise the question as to why these traders would bother to leave their well-paid comfort zones and enter the institutional battle ground.

Here are a few reasons why:

1. Trading is an intoxicating vocation, similar to that of a professional sportsperson, and the level of excitement rises significantly when the trading amounts go from 100k to 100mio. When you are timing the market well and trading in sizeable amounts, you will even see that you are able to subtly influence the market.

2. When you go from being an under-the-radar retail trader to a well-credentialled institutional player, you will be amazed at all the new best friends that you acquire. Banks and brokers will hang on your every word and laugh at all your jokes. The level of service you receive will go through the roof.

3. It’s in most peoples nature to like being recognised and acknowledged as being at the top of their fields. You may well be a better trader than the guy managing $1 billion for a big-name hedge fund, but no-one apart from your inner circle is going to know this.

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