Retail vs. Institutional Traders

EUGTR's picture
Rank: Baboon | 141

Would you guys say that the best traders trade other peoples' money at a large firm or trade with their own money? It might sound like a stupid question, but I could see reasons why the best traders would rather trade their own money. When you're playing with tens to hundreds of millions it seems a lot more difficult to make the monthly returns that smaller guys are making with their own money. I feel like there are a lot of guys you don't read about in the WSJ who are making stellar gains each month but they prefer to stay under the radar. If trading is what you really care about and you don't care about the fame or prestige, is it even worth working for someone else and trading their money?