A recent interchange:
Drew West: I love your podcast. What days do you regularly have it loaded?
Covel: No set schedule yet — maybe I need to fix that!
Drew West: How does a finance grad get a legit job in finance. Do I build a personal website and SEO it? I’ve listened to every podcast from day one and some multiple times, love the recent Tom Demark one…
Covel: I would first ask what you consider a legit finance job? Does job mean you work for someone?
Drew West: Almost anything as long as I’m not selling life insurance and bogus annuities driving around all day.
Covel: I would work more at getting more specific. Right now I have no clue what you know or what you want to do.
Drew West: I love trading.
Covel: Why are you not trading?
Drew West: Poor student loans. If I knew what I know now, I might not of went to college.
Covel: Make cash. Start trading. The way you make cash first might not be in finance nor does it have to be.
Drew West: I’m connected to Ned Davis on LI and tried meeting with him but I’ve learned he sold out like everyone else I know.
Covel: Who cares about anyone else. You have cash, you can trade. Get cash.
Drew West: Well I’ve tried quibids – but I’ve learned it would take tremendous capital to make profitable.
Covel: Never heard of that. Go standards: stocks, futures and options. That’s what to trade.
Drew West: Oh its just an auction site – alternative trading.
Covel: No gimmicks. Unless that is how you make the cash to go to real markets.
Drew West: Well I’ll take that into consideration… Save cash… Thx, do you prefer Michael or Mr. Covel?
Covel: Mike fine. Read “Linchpin” By Seth Godin.
Drew West: I did. I love Godin.
Covel: Don’t chase finance jobs.
Drew West: Ok I’m going to do pharma sales. I have medical experience and seems best option without doubt hopefully. Actually you don’t like hope, so I’m working towards doing that.
Covel: Make the cash. Then you have time and choices otherwise known as freedom.
Drew West: Cool thanks. Talk another time. Stay warm if you’re in that Virginia area, let me know if you come down to Florida. Ya freedom! Agreed.