Trading For A Living

An American man talks about his full time job trading currencies.

Self Study


Listen to the dialogue in the episode again. Try to write down what they say and then check with the answers below.


Ok, the next question is 'What do I do for a living and do I like it?'

I went to college for chemistry, and I have a degree in chemistry, and I worked in a lab for a drug company for a few years.

But I got into trading foreign exchange online, which is a lot like the stock market but it's with currencies instead. So trading the differences between the U.S. Dollar, Japanese Yen, you know, the Euro, the Australian Dollar, and different things like that.

So I've been doing that for the past couple of years, and I just went full-time with it, about a year ago.

I really do like it. I found out from working in a lab that I really didn't enjoy that as much. But I do really enjoy trading forex. And I just, actually a month ago, got an office downtown in the city that I live in, and I'm starting to branch out into my own small business where I teach others to trade, and I also teach them how to become better at their careers by using diet, sleep, exercise, and habit formation and things like that, to increase their motivation, focus, drive and passion for, you know, whatever their career is, just to improve that so, yeah that's what I do for a living currently, and I really enjoy it.