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    This question may sound juvenile but please appreciate the little knowledge I have in this field.
    I currently enjoy buying and reselling and have made virtual and real money for almost a decade (from the age of around 7) on websites such as swapit.co.uk, eBay and even fifa ultimate team. I genuinely feel passionate about trading and buy low sell high, so I was wondering if there were any jobs which match up to my interests? Investment banking sounds like a shout but I don't know if I would be able to handle the hours. Are there any other high paying jobs which would suit me?
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    (Original post by dakofsta)
    This question may sound juvenile but please appreciate the little knowledge I have in this field.
    I currently enjoy buying and reselling and have made virtual and real money for almost a decade (from the age of around 7) on websites such as swapit.co.uk, eBay and even fifa ultimate team. I genuinely feel passionate about trading and buy low sell high, so I was wondering if there were any jobs which match up to my interests? Investment banking sounds like a shout but I don't know if I would be able to handle the hours. Are there any other high paying jobs which would suit me?
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    (Original post by dakofsta)
    This question may sound juvenile but please appreciate the little knowledge I have in this field.
    I currently enjoy buying and reselling and have made virtual and real money for almost a decade (from the age of around 7) on websites such as swapit.co.uk, eBay and even fifa ultimate team. I genuinely feel passionate about trading and buy low sell high, so I was wondering if there were any jobs which match up to my interests? Investment banking sounds like a shout but I don't know if I would be able to handle the hours. Are there any other high paying jobs which would suit me?
    Investment management or equity research are good if you want to look for companies that are too cheap in the stock and have potential to increase in price. They both pay very well- possible to earn £100000 a year after 10 years of experience.
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Investment management or equity research are good if you want to look for companies that are too cheap in the stock and have potential to increase in price. They both pay very well- possible to earn £100000 a year after 10 years of experience.
    10 years is a bit much, more like 3-5

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    10 years is a bit much, more like 3-5

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    Really? Woah. Even for investment management?
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    (Original post by Trapz99)
    Really? Woah. Even for investment management?
    Ofc

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    If you've got the right skills like analytical, numerical, communication, teamwork, client wooing, stress handling then consider becoming a trader or a salesman. But you also need a certain personality for these jobs- something you can't just learn.
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    (Original post by cashcash871)
    If you've got the right skills like analytical, numerical, communication, teamwork, client wooing, stress handling then consider becoming a trader or a salesman. But you also need a certain personality for these jobs- something you can't just learn.
    What are the hours, salary, job availability and job security like?
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    (Original post by dakofsta)
    What are the hours, salary, job availability and job security like?
    Hours are 6-7am til 5-7pm depending on desk and product

    Job availability is low, it is extremely competitive to get any front office job let alone trading. Good thing is, if you have the profile cashcash outlined and great technical chops (doing a good numerical degree from a good uni), you could apply to quant hedge funds and proprietary trading houses too. But overall, it should be possible to land something if you fit the bill - bear in mind, interviews are quite brutal. This category also might take a hit post brexit.

    Lol job security. If you make a mistake more than once (or a big enough one) you're gone.

    Salary is obviously solid but entirely dependant on performance.



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