University: The Wrong Place to Go for a Trading Education

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Hello sir, Next year I am going to university and I m not sure which program is the best to become a trader. The first choice I have is to do one year in Honours Economics and Finance and then apply to Honours Investing Management program and the second choice is to go in Mathematics and then do a MBA. Do you know which one is the best option? Or is there any other programs that are good to become a trader? Thank you.

If you want to become a trader I can’t think of a worst place than to be at a university. Just the way it is. A better option (and its not self serving for you weenies out there!)? Read these this blog and this one everyday and grab my books. My film? That too. Just saved you a whole bunch of soon to be wasted time and money.

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  1. I have to disagree somewhat with what is being said here. University was the best place to learn trading for me simply because it is one of the few places where I could have put in the time to learn about markets on my own as opposed to spending 8-12 hours a day at work. Classes are, like most other things, what you get out of them. I don’t think David Harding regrets taking his math/stats classes, but I can find a dozen unemployed finance majors on my walk through central park after work. I throw economics in the same boat as finance because in the academic sense it is absolutely useless voodoo and I can say even meaner things about its applications to trading. I’m not even going to defend MBAs.

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