Hello WSO - I'm a long time member/contributor posting under a new account. I'd like to ask the professional traders out there a simple question.
Can a non-professional trader team up with a professional expert to help with execution and thereby learn a profitable strategy (and how to trade professionally)? My definition of an expert is someone who consistently nets over $1 million per year. No rhyme or reason to that definition other than I wouldn't quit my job and shadow/help someone for free unless they possessed that type of skill/operation.
Bit of background to help the discussion: professional private equity investor with a liquid balance sheet in excess of $2 million. I only mention this because it's how much money I can burn through before resorting to ramen noodles and a job search. Always had a passion for trading, but ended up in private markets. Always messed around with macro/event driven trades, but never spent too much time honing in on a strategy (I'm pretty busy on day 2 day). <30 years old. Would not require a salary.
In both the private and public markets, having a balance sheet to partner with is an attractive proposition. However, I don't think that concept is applicable here because I wouldn't want to learn from a trader who has a smaller account. Given that logic, what (if any) reason would a seasoned trader with a profitable strategy bring someone in to work with?
I know this is an absurd question. But curious to see if anyone has some wisdom to share. Has this been done before? Any advice and insight is welcome.
Thanks in advance.