Everyone knows in the start as a trainee futures trader you are going through enormous amounts of research and training materials to get some basic knowledge that everyone else has.
And it is great because I’m excited I was accepted into the Trainee Trader Program and everything is new and shiny.
I get through the training and now I’m SIMing and getting smacked by the market left and right because I thought I knew what is going on from all the theoretical research and training materials I went through before.
This is alright too because I am finally SIMing. After a while, it all starts to make sense and I start making a model and it’s working most of the time but it still needs some tweaking. I see that little light at the end of the tunnel and it feels great.
Then summer comes along and the market changes and my model is crashing and burning. WTF! I now have more research to do, SIMing, observing, ………
Now that light at the end of the tunnel turned out to be a little firefly that just got squashed under the heel of the market. When I look at my goals I say to myself “No Problem! It’s all worth it. This is just going to make me that much better.”