This is a high-risk job but one of the best paid in the world. See if I can lure you into this job.
You can’t be a prop trader direct from college. You need to spend about 10 years in the trading floor before you qualify for the job. But everything has a start, if you don’t start, you’ll never be there.
Let’s start with the trading room.
First of all, click the link here to gain an idea of a trading room set up.
OK, now you have an initial idea of how a trading room looks like. But those photos are only from a training trading room at Hofstra University. We shall look at a trading room in the real world in my next post.
No matter what kind of trade you are going to do, a trading room is where you need to spend most of your work hours. Do try to get a sense of feeling of working in such an environment.
I shall talk more about how to become a Proprietary Trader in my next post.
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