Looking to break into a trading assistant position and eventually become a trader -- what are some good learning materials?
I'm in my first year in AM but I'm looking to pivot into a trading desk. My current position has very little overlap with a trading desk since banks have heavy mandates and all, but it keeps me up to speed with markets.
I see a lot of job postings for TA prefer VBA, Python and R and I've decided to begin learning those but also just think of mini projects I can work up with financial data since languages on their own don't mean much.
Am I on the right path here? I'd like to learn what you all do in your trading positions specifically, so I have an idea of what I should be learning.