How do traders trade?
I have no idea.
Market Wizards is a great book on traders.
For trend-following traders that work from home – I am not going to lie – it can get be wonderful.
Get up. Brush teeth. Gym clothes. Walk the dog. Shower.
Drink a bottle of water. Decide to go to breakfast. Drive to Dunkin Donuts for coffee and a croissant. Read and catch up on email while you are there.
9:30 AM AM
Check the mail and do chores around the house.
Read. Check market prices – and then wonder why you did that.
Load the dishwasher. Vacuum the living room. Fix a sandwich.
Eat lunch while listening to a podcast.
Play on the computer.
Get up and go the bathroom. Put on a fresh set of gym clothes.
Go the gym and lift weights.
Move from weights to cardio. Walk 2 miles on the treadmill.
Open up computer and trading platform. Check all open orders. Move stops. Enter new orders on stopped out positions. Close computer.
Shower and change clothes. Again.
Meet a friend for coffee.
Pick up kids from school.
Try to decide about dinner.
Go and get takeout.
Eat dinner and ask everyone about their day.
Play with the kids.
The family watches TV together.
Get kids ready for bed.
Put kids to bed.
Tell kids they actually need to go to sleep.
Demand that kids lay down and sleep.
Shower and get ready for bed.