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How to answer what do you do for a living?

kaxx
Sep 04 2019 at 20:45
posts 8
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?
Trader_Dan (dmdacosta)
Sep 05 2019 at 04:58
posts 1
😁Tell them to mind their own business in a 'friendly' way 😁 ... jokes aside, you can say you a 'risk manager'!
TradeFocus
Sep 05 2019 at 10:49
posts 1
you can say that you are working as a Freelancer.

Freelancer means works as per project who get his project from online source.

stesens
Sep 05 2019 at 10:59
posts 11
Best answer for me: I run my business about investments. An Ultimate Business....
Professional4X
Sep 06 2019 at 01:17
posts 1189
I just tell people I do quantitative analysis related to international finance.
If they press for more information, I simply tell them 'I don't want to talk about it.'
If it looks too good to be true, it's probably a scam! Let the buyer beware.
whitero
Sep 07 2019 at 06:38
posts 7
you can say you're an analyst or researcher.
kaxx
Sep 07 2019 at 17:48
posts 8
i like analyst. very vague and very true 😁
johnny bean (johnnybean16)
Sep 07 2019 at 20:30
posts 8
Tell them -

I wish i could tell you but if i did, i will have to hide your body at the bottom of the river !
😎
johnny bean (johnnybean16)
Sep 07 2019 at 20:31
posts 8
“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

😇
akvfxbook
Sep 08 2019 at 06:25
posts 9
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?

you r correct
Morph (Morphmine)
Sep 10 2019 at 11:42
posts 2
Online buying and selling stuff i found interesting
brashentries
Sep 11 2019 at 11:11
posts 10
I say I develop software for financial investments
Jicafunds (jicafunds)
Sep 12 2019 at 22:24
posts 1
Foreign Exchange Analyst
lazilybento
Sep 17 2019 at 12:37
posts 8
Analyst for investment products
vontogr (togr)
Sep 18 2019 at 06:49
posts 4862
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.
AlgoTrader (MBFr_Group)
Sep 18 2019 at 13:35
posts 19
Give them information on the need to know business
Never assume anything.
Professional4X
Sep 18 2019 at 22:05
posts 1189
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.
Mvuvi (Ndwigah)
Sep 19 2019 at 07:32
posts 1
I throw in big words like CFDs, bullion and indices when I want to kill the topic
Adribaasmet
Oct 30 2019 at 16:49
posts 994
Simply: A Forex trader! Forex is a popular business in my area, so I have no issue!
Matt (BluePanther)
Nov 03 2019 at 23:44
posts 1357
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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