What I learned in 3 years trading on Wall Street

No place in the world matters as much as the eight blocks between Broadway and the East River in Manhattan. If something big is happening somewhere on Earth, it was a trade on Wall Street that gave it life. From its humble beginnings as a mom and pop slave market to its contemporary renown as an arena of bullpens where America’s most successful and orneriest trade dollars for promises that a straight line will stay straight, this is and has been the epicenter of wealth and power for centuries. And for the last three years, this world was my oyster. If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to make it on Wall Street, take a few tips from someone who’s been making a killing and thriving on the most valuable half-mile in the universe.

  1. Early mornings, late nights — Steve Harvey said “Rich people don’t sleep eight hours a day”, and I can’t think of anyone with a more reliably-built and followable path to success than the host of Family Feud. More hours awake means more hours to work. Psychology says the brain starts to shut down under conditions of prolonged sleep deprivation, but a hundred years ago psychology said you think your mom’s hot. So.

So there it is. The secret’s out and now you too know what it takes to make it in the world of competitive finance. If I can do it, you can do it. What’s stopping you?



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