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How to answer what do you do for a living?

Christiepoo
Nov 07 2019 at 11:17
1 posts
I love this thread. I struggled with this question for years. I got sick of telling people, because it was always the same thing. What do you do? Me: Forex Them: Whats that? Me: ''EXPLAINS'' Them: OHHHHH Can you teach me etc etc etc..... Finally, I just started being kind of awkward about it and started answering things like. I make it rain, or I have a sugar daddy or I'm in the mafia. The funny thing about it is people really started believing it to the point my local favorite bartender told me people ask him what I do. Apparently the rumor now is I am a high end escort thats related to a drug lord in the mafia. I love it... My advice is have fun with it. Forex is a lonely isolating life. At least enjoy messing with people while you rake in the $$$$$$$$$$ 😁
Matt (BluePanther)
Nov 11 2019 at 08:40
1356 posts
Tell them you are a gambler, and they will probably stop asking you further questions:

https://dailypriceaction.com/blog/is-forex-trading-gambling/
ForexViking69 (ForexViking69)
Nov 16 2019 at 10:10
43 posts
I just say I’m a dandy man about town... or investor/trader.
FatStack
Jan 20 2020 at 18:49
5 posts
Christiepoo posted:
I love this thread. I struggled with this question for years. I got sick of telling people, because it was always the same thing. What do you do? Me: Forex Them: Whats that? Me: ''EXPLAINS'' Them: OHHHHH Can you teach me etc etc etc..... Finally, I just started being kind of awkward about it and started answering things like. I make it rain, or I have a sugar daddy or I'm in the mafia. The funny thing about it is people really started believing it to the point my local favorite bartender told me people ask him what I do. Apparently the rumor now is I am a high end escort thats related to a drug lord in the mafia. I love it... My advice is have fun with it. Forex is a lonely isolating life. At least enjoy messing with people while you rake in the $$$$$$$$$$ 😁

This is good one 😁
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JapaneseGroupFx
Feb 29 2020 at 07:44
77 posts
For my is financial analyst, take it or leave it, if they press further, then I show them the trading screens that I'm very sure will look confusing to them 😁
PeteLanceley
Mar 07 2020 at 00:18
83 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?

I find it hard to tell people too lol, most people don't get it and it's hard to explain it without showing them and when I do, their face is priceless.
Hardolian
Mar 10 2020 at 17:05
29 posts
Unfortunately, there are still very few people who take trading seriously and sometimes every trader faces a situation that is similar to yours. It's normal, I think that in this case it's the easiest to joke and that's all, one of my acquaintances says that he has a non-disclosure agreement with the company and that's all - nobody bothers.
Malokelv (Malokelv)
Mar 10 2020 at 17:21
22 posts
You can always say that you're an investor or you make money from stocks, even if you don't. That's because many people don't know much about the market and trading directions, and these are the most popular directions, which are familiar to everyone and maybe it will not lead to such long conversations and clarifications...
Trallod
Mar 10 2020 at 17:43
24 posts
And I would just say that I am engaged in private business or that I work remotely, I never talk about my passion for trading openly. Anyway, no one can understand it except those I communicate with on forums. That's why I don't want to give any unnecessary reasons for ridicule or anything like that. It seems to me that this is exactly the case when you should keep your mouth shut.
PipRaider (damunwa)
Mar 17 2020 at 10:24
8 posts
...great topic and one I wrestled with personally for some time. So, now I have a variety of suitable answers, all true of course!

1. I work with models 😉
2. I manage a money-fund for a one client...(me)
3. I own a chain of personal ATMs...
4. I change US Dollars into Euros
5. I facilitate commerce and grease the wheels of trades
6. I work a few minutes every day in order to live well for the rest of the year...
7. I move ones and zeros around...
8. I'm a practitioner of the Fibonacci method...(still practicing)
9. I'm unfashionably unemployed but independently wealthy...
10. I trade commodities digitally, Forex mainly...
11. I undertake treasurer activities for a nascent startup...
12. I'm a CFO for a small company with one employee...(me)
13. I'm a market trader...I trade digitally
14. I arbitrage currencies..
15. I'm in the final stages of IPO'ing my startup. I'm barred from discussing further...😎

...all said with the straightest of faces! 😄
At the end of the day it's whatever you personally feel comfortable with...
Good Luck!!
Sven98
Mar 30 2020 at 07:30
41 posts
BluePanther posted:
Tell them you are a gambler, and they will probably stop asking you further questions:

https://dailypriceaction.com/blog/is-forex-trading-gambling/
Haha nice one!
Bung Tobing (bungtobing)
Apr 05 2020 at 11:12
45 posts
Give them information on the need to know business
Tezilkree
Apr 07 2020 at 06:49
57 posts
But if you earn with your labor, then I see no reason not to say exactly what you earn.
Cizel89
Apr 07 2020 at 07:53
63 posts
BluePanther posted:
Tell them you are a gambler, and they will probably stop asking you further questions:

https://dailypriceaction.com/blog/is-forex-trading-gambling/
Lol, that's a good answer.
Dorigda
Apr 24 2020 at 06:28
83 posts
It seems to me what question, how do you earn a living, can be clearly and correctly answered, without any deceit
Matt (BluePanther)
Apr 24 2020 at 06:59
1356 posts
Tezilkree posted:
But if you earn with your labor, then I see no reason not to say exactly what you earn.

Dorigda posted:
It seems to me what question, how do you earn a living, can be clearly and correctly answered, without any deceit

I speak from experience: When I tell people honestly that I trade currency, no matter how often I repeat this fact, they keep thinking I am trading shares and they always ask me, 'how are my shares going?'

Maybe 10% of the time, I have someone interested and that understands I am trading something different. And they keep asking me questions to try and learn by talking to me. I love to talk currency, but when a person is keen to learn but knows nothiing, it is better they go to online resources like babypips.com.

Either way, people don't 'get it'. Truly, not many people trade currency.
Kazile
May 01 2020 at 09:03
119 posts
The best option is to answer honestly and not to hide anything.
ReneJorgensen
May 02 2020 at 13:41
1 posts
The problem is when you show wealth by driving a fancy car and have an expensive house. You just tell them you worked hard for 10 years, invested all the money and now the investments gives you a nice monthly fee. Don't ever tell them that you are a trader and that your wealth comes from trading!
Jalath
May 06 2020 at 15:27
24 posts
Usually most people are skeptical about trading as a source of permanent income. If it's a close friend, there's no point in being secretive, because you can trust him/her for sure. And if it's just 'friends', the best answer is to say you're a freelancer. If you try to make a joke or change the subject, I think it'll be suspicious and they won't give up on you.
Joanlymp
May 17 2021 at 20:38
1 posts
You can say that you work online in finance. Usually, this topic is not attractive to people since most people's financial activities don't have the best associations. However, when I started blogging on Instagram, I started earning a decent amount of money. My friends immediately saved the changes in my life and began to be interested in what I do. It is clear that such tactless questions are unpleasant, but I told my friends that I keep a financial blog on social networks. The word finance has always made my friends dislike it. This way, my friends don't get involved in my mini-business, and I'm learning how to start a personal finance blog with help https://radicalfire.com/start-a-blog-complete-guide/.
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