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I was wondering, what is it really like to be a trader? Is it really as financially rewarding as it is made out to be? I have been doing lots of research on trading and I am really interested in the market and stocks. So that is why I made the post, to see if anybody can tell me what it is really like to be trading in a bank or being a stockbroker and is it interesting or hugely depressive? Also, what does the job normally entail.
I am currently in year 11 and I am deciding what a levels to do, and as you all must know, the a levels you choose should be according to what degree/job you want to pursue in the future. Also, does anybody know of any taster day/events I can do anywhere that would give me better insight into what the trading world is really like.
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Last week I went to investin's young investment banker programme in London and it was really good at getting to see who that world worked and what you had to do to get there. I think there is another event in march sometime which may still have some places available
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(Original post by averyc)
Last week I went to investin's young investment banker programme in London and it was really good at getting to see who that world worked and what you had to do to get there. I think there is another event in march sometime which may still have some places available
What event is it and where? Do you have a link?


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Last week I went to investin's young investment banker programme in London and it was really good at getting to see who that world worked and what you had to do to get there. I think there is another event in march sometime which may still have some places available
Also, what kind of info did they give of what you need to do to become a stockbroker or just do trading for a firm in general?
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http://www.investineducation.co.uk/i...nker-programme

Next date is July now. It primarily deals with front office roles and the general mechanics of how an investment bank works. They mentioned stockbrokers briefly and if you had any additional questions then you could hang around at the end.

Regarding A level choices, outside maths, there are no real necessary subjects for trading. Degrees in economics, physics, maths, statistics etc are all acceptable, so I would just try and get a good range of subjects with maybe 2 numerical based ones
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http://www.investineducation.co.uk/i...nker-programme

Next date is July now. It primarily deals with front office roles and the general mechanics of how an investment bank works. They mentioned stockbrokers briefly and if you had any additional questions then you could hang around at the end.

Regarding A level choices, outside maths, there are no real necessary subjects for trading. Degrees in economics, physics, maths, statistics etc are all acceptable, so I would just try and get a good range of subjects with maybe 2 numerical based ones
So did they say a degree in economics is a good degree for trading? As this is what I actually want to do!
Cheers for the link! Although I don't think I can attend it on this date, because I have a GCSE exam on the day


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