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bevischief
04-17-2011, 02:49 PM
I just won a free day training course today. Just curious what if anyone on here does it full time.

Hog Farmer
04-17-2011, 02:50 PM
I did it until I ran out of money.

CoMoChief
04-17-2011, 03:23 PM
my dad does it religiously, but he's retired and is on the computer from 8am to about 3pm....most ppl don't have that kinda time.

Buehler445
04-17-2011, 03:51 PM
Not me. But it is an interesting profession. I briefly met a guy that does it. I'd love to see the dynamics of it all.

Rain Man
04-17-2011, 03:55 PM
I do it a little.

anyone willing to trade their dec 14, 2013 and march 3, 2014 for my july 9, 2012?
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Hog Farmer
04-17-2011, 04:00 PM
I do it a little.

anyone willing to trade their dec 14, 2013 and march 3, 2014 for my july 9, 2012?
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Buying futures past Dec21 ,2012 is foolish.

R8RFAN
04-17-2011, 04:17 PM
I don't have the stomach or balls to do it.

R8RFAN
04-17-2011, 04:17 PM
Buying futures past Dec21 ,2012 is foolish.

Don't buy any green bananas

Rain Man
04-17-2011, 05:13 PM
Buying futures past Dec21 ,2012 is foolish.


I'm betting on the future. Plus, you get a nice warm summer day for two dreary winter days. You in?

My goal is to do this enough that I'll double my life span, even if it's in cold weather. Plus, I sunburn easily so I'm inside most of the summer anyway.

alnorth
04-17-2011, 05:31 PM
Day trading who does it?

Most of them are morons who lose money. The rest work so hard, spending so many hours to research, needing so much capital that it's basically like another job and not worth it.

Hog Farmer
04-19-2011, 03:57 PM
I'm so bad I lost $412 on a penny stock.

BigOlChiefsfan
04-19-2011, 04:17 PM
I worked on the trading floor at the KC Board of Trade for 14 years or so. Worked for the exchange itself most of that time, tried a little floor trading as well (where you 'day trade' on the spot and 'provide liquidity'). It's an interesting gig, but it'll age a guy before his time if he's not careful. My favorite parable is this: If you want to make a small fortune trading stocks or commodities...start with a large fortune.

Stewie
04-19-2011, 04:17 PM
The real day-traders trade other people's money and take a cut win or lose... you know, like the fees out of your 401K.

Unless you have a really complex algorithm that's tied into a market you are fish bait.

chiefsnorth
04-19-2011, 04:31 PM
I play a bit as basically, a hobbyist. Unless you live and breathe it and understand the markets in a way that armchair traders don't, I doubt you will get anywhere. For most people it's basically just gambling. A fun diversion, but I wouldn't fool yourself into thinking you will make yourself rich. You've just as good a chance to get rich betting on football games.