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The Part-Time Trader: Trading Stock as a Part-Time Venture, + Website by Ryan Mallory

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CHAPTER 14

More of My Personal Tricks of the Trade

There is a verse in the Bible, from Matthew 10:16, that says “… to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” My goal in writing this book is to help those who want to be a part-time trader while having a completely different job that they need, and furthermore helping you set yourself on the path to becoming a full-time trader one day. Whether you hope to achieve the latter or are content in remaining in the former, this book was written for you. I have shared my successes and failures and have done everything I can to open up to you as a trader and individual who lamented my job: some because of my own doing, and others because of the simple nature of what it means to work with others in a corporate setting.

All of these tricks and stories that I have written about were not always as funny when they were actually unfolding, but there are lessons to be learned from them, and all of these tactics that I employed on my job were not done to mislead or cheat the system. Rather, they were done to help me progress in a career aspiration that I had and was unrelated to the job at hand. I did this without being a malcontent at work or not performing at the level that was expected of me.

The concept of working in Corporate America is not the enemy. But there is a problem, and that arises from the individuals with whom we work. You see, we all have our own downfalls, pitfalls, and letdowns that we all have to deal with and improve on. ...

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