OK. Yearly comeback.
Yea, again, I kinda hate the me who wrote “My 2016”. But anyway, here goes what I have to say.
- Why The Older You Get, The More You Hate Everyone (And Why That’s OK)
I still believe most adults are really open to make friends and learn, only if people they meet are “worthy”. We live guarded. No one I can find whom I can say anything to — my ups, downs, secrets.
- Did my life actually “take off” in 2017 as I said in “My 2016”? Yes and no.
Day job career sucks.
Most day job career sucks.
Occupation burnout happens every two years on me. Company turns, or the people turn, or me turn. It is a dynamic problem managing work-load, communications (both professional and managerial), expectations. Maybe it’s me suck at it, No?And that was the NO part.
I have started trading, at first as an amateur and now as a business.
I could spent whole day talking about trading but two utmost things, of top priority, are capital allocation and strict execution. No matter what kind of trader or investor you are, what techniques you employ, what books you have read, how old you are and how long you have been around, how much you (think you) know about the market. Without the utmost 2 important creeds, you will be easily killed in one single day.
Take the recent Feb 2018 crash. Oh boy. Shorting volatility has been so… obscene! Obscene is the word. SVXY climbed over 200% in year 2017!,, before gave it all back (almost) on Mon, 5 Feb! Jay Somaney made a mere 190% in 2017 with all the excellent work, but anyone blindly throwing all his money at SVXY (but, like I said before, bad idea) would have achieve the same, and some more.
Was I hurt? Yes and no. At first yes and then I took advantage of the extreme fear. No, no way I will post my trades. But obscene profits.
Life has been pretty good since I traded full-time, after I quit my job since Dec 2016. Though I still do PLENTY of work relating to trading everyday — trading professionally takes full-time attention — I don’t get burnt out. Maybe again in two years. But maybe never.
Day jobs are pretty much the same day to day. But markets? Oh man.
- With all that said, I still have a day job commencing after Chinese New Year.
A salary is a salary. Not bad still. Trading through the night is freaking burning the life candle.Good luck and have fun.