I finally had it with the outdated old big boy attitude in the investment industry! I am tired of convincing customers that their money is in the best hands when in fact a simple ETF would serve them just as well. I am sick of an industry that is too stupid to realize that the ground is shifting and a good deal of those smug 3000-dollar-suit wearing pricks will be out of a job in a decade for not embracing a new wave of automization. I can’t stand this industry anymore in which the old guard cashes in the fat paychecks without really contributing due to their outdated “knowledge” and the newcomers get to do the menial tasks until their knowledge too becomes obsolete and they don’t pose a threat anymore.
So I landed a great job in the “real” industry that pays just as well (with just as shitty hours), but where I work with decent people who are open to change (in fact they encourage it). Here, it matters what you do and your choices have clear consequences, unlike in the investment industry where you can always blame the market for whatever mistake you made and get away with it.
Don’t get me wrong, the market is still a passion of mine and I make some money on the side with social trading, but I can’t stand the industry around it and the people who work in it (no offense) any longer!