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How to answer what do you do for a living?

Morphmine (Morphmine)
Sep 10 2019 at 11:42
2 posts
Online buying and selling stuff i found interesting

Sep 11 2019 at 11:11
10 posts
I say I develop software for financial investments

jicafunds (jicafunds)
Sep 12 2019 at 22:24
1 posts
Sep 17 2019 at 12:37
8 posts
Analyst for investment products

togr (togr)
Sep 18 2019 at 06:49
4862 posts
kaxx posted:
I do not wish to discuss this very much misunderstood activity of trading in social settings or with new friends I don’t know well just yet. I am looking for some kind of friendly answer that is specific and uninteresting enough not to arise any more questions. Saying i work from home doesnt solve the issue, because it is immediately followed by “what do you do” question. I don’t want to lie completely, just want to avoid the trading part. Do you have any ideas?

Just be honest, that would filter real friends from the rest.
If you need workaround just say I am doing computer business.

MBFr_Group (MBFr_Group)
Sep 18 2019 at 13:35
19 posts
Give them information on the need to know business

Never assume anything.
Sep 18 2019 at 22:05
1189 posts
Just be honest about it.
If you don't want to talk about it, then simply tell them you don't want to talk about it.

If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
Ndwigah (Ndwigah)
Sep 19 2019 at 07:32
1 posts
I throw in big words like CFDs, bullion and indices when I want to kill the topic

Elimination method
Oct 30 2019 at 16:49
943 posts
Simply: A Forex trader! Forex is a popular business in my area, so I have no issue!

BluePanther (BluePanther)
Nov 03 2019 at 23:44
1350 posts
Answer 1:
Professional4X posted:
I just tell people I do quantitative analysis related to international finance.

When pressed for further information:

Answer 2:
Ndwigah posted:
I throw in big words like CFDs, bullion and indices when I want to kill the topic

And if they still don't believe you:

Answer 3:
I am a maverick trader, currency speculator, professional gambler.

johnnybean16 posted:
“When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.” ― Mark Twain.
'If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember...' - Mark Twain

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