Battle of Two Careers: Trading vs. Prof/Research
is it wrong that I really don’t know which route I wanna head and they are so bloody different?
on one hand, trading is exciting, you see how your work affects people directly and you know when you screw up and when you don’t (relative to ER and other less concrete professions). i’ve prop traded, been successful and loved doing it, but obviously prop trading was nowhere as enticing enough.
on the other hand, i have a LT need to have a major impact and theres no better place than in producing theory used in practice. i think i think (2x) twice (haha) as much as most and love attempting to prove theories wrong. i’m a good mathematical debater. i’m not a pure academic like most but i could see that being to my advantage as i come with a different mindset.
so the question is…
do i have fun as a trader for 20 years, have a heartattack and stop…
or do i go back to school, improve grades/get required economics courses for a year, then do an MABE and then Ph.D and rack up 80k in debt in the process?
anybody have a similar tear in their life?
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