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Jess, The Rogue Traderette, has a few insights into what life is like as a trader that many did not tell her before she ventured into the industry. Trading is a difficult, time consuming, and incredibly stressful job, but there were a number of facts about trading that Jess was not made aware of. One of the more interesting facts was that “They failed to mention that I would have to dig into my past, unravel my mind and battle a few demons in order to have any chance of succeeding.” So, for aspiring traders, Jess seems to be suggesting that it’s time to dig deep into the inner you.
Another interesting note was that she was never told that 90% of traders fail, which I am sure is a fact many that could cause aspiring traders to turn another way and look for a career with a bit higher of a success rate.
But the most interesting at all was her final statement, “they especially didn’t tell me that I’d happily put up with all of the above because contemplating life without trading is akin to having my head shaved and my legs lopped off.”
Despite all the difficult tasks Jess has faced and overcome as a trader, the career is now embedded in her and she is more than happy to deal with the stresses and difficulties that every trader is faced with.