Hi! I have been lurking here for a while but finally decided to make my own topic especially since my ownexperience started a few months ago. I am looking for some tips as I am having second thoughts and maybe someone here had a similar experience and is willing to share it.
A little about myself:
I don't think I am a typical HF guy. I graduated from economics field but have never done an internship (or even worked for anyone for that matter). I wasvirtual currencies and playing online poker when one day I decided I wanted something different and got into a local hedge fund.
So whats up
1) I am learning a lot. How HFs work, how they make money, about my industry, etc. Knowledge-wise this is fantastic
2) Long term potential. This is why I decided to come here - all the stuff I was doing before seemed to have a limited upside and for what you achieve in HF sky is the limit.
3) I am doing well. I believe I am learning stuff quickly and at some points I feel like this is for me while at others moments I am thinking about my life and writing this topic :))
1) Short term costs. Compared to ratio of money earned and time put in my HF experience sucks. This I think is key difference between me and all other monkeys here thinking about quitting (yes I have read numerous topics). I have a clear alternative which would be generating more money with way less time put into it. But its all short term....
2) Affinity for numbers. I believe I am better with numbers than any of my peers and I am not using this to my advantage (this is pure fundamental HF, no quant stuff). Having strengths and not being able to put them into practice is not cool.
So this leads to my question - should I quit? I don't think any of you will answer my question but I believe most of you have more experience than me and hence can give me useful tips on how should I prioritize my pros&cons. Maybe all these doubts I am having are short term? Any contribution is appreciated.
Thanks in advance!