Should YOU quit your Job to become an independent trader?
This is a question I have asked myself through the last half of my decade and a half long career, in fact I still make this mental calculation a couple times a year.
This article is hands down the best framework that I have seen on this topic. If any of you are currently trading for a broker, giant asset manager, or even the nimble or prop shop, you probably have asked yourself this as well, in which case I highly recommend you reading this and perhaps share your thoughts in the comments as there are many points of view and factors to consider here.
The benefits are certainly great, wear whatever you want, don't really have a manager, setup your trading operation wherever you want geographically (for the most part anyway), among other blessings. This is assuming you are good at generating constant positive P&L of course.