First Day Trading at Prop Trading Firm

Long time no see.

Hey everyone, I know I disappeared for a while but I dealing with personal issues and didn’t have the motivation to post.

Long story short, at the end of August 2018 I got fired from by job and the whole process was mentally taxing. I didn’t know where I would make money now, and it put my trading goals at an abrupt halt.

I started driving Uber to pay for the bills , and kept applying to jobs every single day.

For months I had gotten no response from any employer and the depression was beginning to weigh me down even more.

Should I go back to school even though I would hate it? Should I go to trade school for construction or plumbing?

“But I love trading, I don’t want to do any of those things.”

One morning I went to the library to apply for more jobs and came across a job posting looking for equities traders.

I told myself “I’ve been trading for about to 2 years and involved in the markets for 3 years. i haven’t been successful but I do have experience. Just apply, you never know”

I wrote a heartfelt, detailed cover letter explaining my love and passion for trading as well as the experience I had accumulated over the years.

Email sent.

The very next day I got a call from the trading firm. He asked me to come in for an interview. I was shocked that after all these months of applying to jobs I never really wanted and getting no replies, the one and only job opportunity in the field that I actually wanted to be in replied to me the very next day.

I was nervous, but excited.

Next week I went in for the interview. I waited in the lobby and saw a room of people on computers. it didn’t look like much, but still happy to even have an interview.

The manager comes out from another door, and says “welcome, come on in. Let me take you to the Trading Floor”. I looked confused, because I thought the small room in the lobby was the trading floor.

He takes me through 2 different password locked doors, and boom.

A real trading floor with real traders. About 25-30 traders, screens everywhere, 4 and 6 monitor setups. I felt like was in trading heaven.

The manager saw how excited I got and loved it. He later told me I would begin training in about two weeks.

I thanked him over and over again. With a smiling face he said “Lets make some money. Lets trade some stocks”

Music to my ears.

I trained there for about a month and a half, hitting different goals assigned to us.

Yesterday (April 5th, 2019) was my first day trading my live account there.

I made $22 dollars. Some people will say that 22 dollars is nothing. I agree its not much, but for my confidence it was worth millions.

Just sticking to my set ups with tiny size, I just had to start building my confidence first.

Its not a race, its a marathon.

I will keep everyone up to date on my progress and my journey, here and maybe a YouTube channel soon :).

Thank you for everyone who reads my posts and I hope they help you not only with trading, but through your marathon through life as well.

God Bless.

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