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Postby ajaymein » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:21 pm

There are many people out there who trade currencies for a living. I have personally never met anyone who does so other than online of course. Since I have taken up doing this for a living after years and years of trading, failing, blowing accounts, and learning from mistakes (the hard way), I never really knew how to explain to someone what I do as a living.

For example, when you meet someone new they will without a doubt ask you what you do for a living. I've been asked once or twice and was rather awkward in answering because I wanted to sound professional about it instead of simply saying I am a trader/I buy and sell currencies pairs.

Would you call yourself a Technical Analyst, Currency Speculator, Day Trader...and how would you describe what you do, professionally, and to impress? 8)

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Postby Brookmyre » Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:19 pm

Ajaymein,

I don't do this for a living. But one day I hope to. I am self employed though, and have been for 11 years. Im a musician. One thing I know is that people don't see what I do as a 'real' job and, I suspect, the day I become a full time trader they wont see that as a real job either.

By the way well done on the 220%!
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Postby forexjake80 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:31 pm

beeing asked, i once told a girl "I am a trader"...

--> "ah, you sellin fruits n vegetables?"

I even do live in friggin´Frankfurt.

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Postby trueblueTEX » Thu Nov 04, 2010 2:51 pm

Pirate :)

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Postby ZEN » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:24 pm

As far as I'm concerned I don't want to impress anymore. I simply say I'm a business man. At my age I don't need to impress. I just want to make money and I keep a low profile. I am discreet. When I was 20 years old I want to impress anybody and I've made much noise around me but now I'm discreet and this is good.
Today it's better!

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Postby forexbob » Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:58 pm

also don't want to impress anyone. probably just as difficult as explaining what i have been doing for 30+ years (IT) , but when it finally takes over from the current day job, retired seems like a good easy way out.
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Postby eudamonia » Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:38 pm

If you do it well there is no reason to be bashful.

Tell them you are Forex Pirate. Yar!
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Postby es/pip » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:10 pm

I usually say that i sell shoes, and i am really good at it.

It is just easier than trying to explain it to people.
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Postby forexjake80 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:19 pm

espip would you tell that the homeland security officer as well? :-)
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Postby newark18 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:32 pm

es/pip - I thought you "do the impossible" :)
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