DR. JIM SIMONS. NAME RING a bell?
I thought not.
Flying under the radar of the media, he got a PhD in Mathematics and was recruited as a code breaker by the National Security Agency in the US. Then, he applied his advanced math skills to the stockmarket and became one of the world’s most successful billionaire commodities traders on Wall Street.
A transfer of skills from one area to the other.
Make no mistake though… it’s a one in a million story, and it’s unlikely to be your path. Most successful traders don’t have high-level maths in their background. They’re unlikely to be considered a National Treasure. They certainly don’t all come from the corporate world, or the military either.
Plus, you don’t need to have a stratospheric IQ.
Exceptional traders come from all walks of life. Just read any of the Market Wizard books and you’ll see.
Stop using your IQ or your ‘background’ or ‘occupation’ as an excuse. And especially, stop using your dislike of MATHS as an excuse.
If you want this badly enough, the rewards are waiting for you. You just need to find a system that works with your natural strengths… and then… you need to work the system.