for traders who never really learned how to take money out of the market...guys who have minimal skills...but are several years out of college...where do they go after they get fired? what can they do? i used to trade govt bonds...then just traded futures contracts on bonds and equity indices...i just have no predictive ability.
i've been unemployed for a few years now.
This is a very difficult thing to admit...it hurts me to the core.
I've applied for every trading related job i see on linkedin and indeed for months....no responses. my old boss would not give me a good recommendation.
sometimes i feel like the only thing i'm qualified to do is drive for Uber, and that's really depressing. i'm exhausted all the time lately...totally out of shape.
I've been out of work for a couple years. I got lucky one year, a few years ago, and made enough money to support me for a few years, but that money is almost gone.
I have been a failure as a trader...can't seem to make and keep money.
I can build excel spreadsheets and write decent VBA and SQL..nothing earth shattering....more like a grunt programmer...no quant level math /coding skills.
i'm older...pushing 40...i need to get a job to make $$. What can i do?