Can someone with no previous experience with markets or stocks actually make money on Forex?
Hey everyone! So I am really interested in doing Forex trading but I am unsure if I will actually make any money off it. I am afraid it will be a waste of time. If I open a practice account, and do lots of reading on it, can I actually make decent money?
Does forex trading make sense for someone with a computer science background as a way to make money on the side?
I'd like to make some money on the side. I have a computer science background. I read the Wiki, but it mostly contained educational resources, whereas I'm wondering "does it make sense to trade forex in my position". I see three possible benefits of trading forex:
I trade forex and get some money on the side
I trade forex, get good at it, then program a bot that trades forex (not sure how profitable this is)
I trade forex and pick up some skills that are useful if I'm investing later on in my life (in tech companies etc.)
I'm trying to weigh trading forex against doing freelance programming work on the side as a way to earn extra money. Hence I arrive at my question: Does forex trading make sense for someone with a computer science background as a way to make money on the side? Is it worth it, given that I want to invest in companies later on in my life? Or should I stick to programming freelancing?
My mentally ill boyfriend (23M) with a huge bank loan wants me (20F) to get a loan for him + I’m overall exhausted due to his mental condition
We know each other for a few years, have been best friends for 1y and then we started our relationship (2y being together, almost 2y living together).
Here’s the background:
Even before we started dating, I could see he has some mental problems. Not severe ones but still. I had advised him to go ask for a psychiatric help several times - he didn’t until a few months in our relationship. At the time we started dating, he was in a police academy which lasted for almost half a year. After he finished it, he had worked as a cop for 2 months and this was a really bad time for him. Worse than ever before. We moved out together anyway tho. Then he finally went to a psychiatrist and was diagnosed with depression. He got a sick leave for one month. After one month, he got another sick leave. And another. And so on, finally he was on a sick leave half a year and during this time he was playing on the market (Forex, what a great thing). Surprisingly it was going well for him, he was earning money all the time. Or so I thought. One day he told me he has suicidal thoughts for a long time, he had panic attacks, etc, I had no clue. We had a huge argument and he disappeared. After 1h I called the cops, they found him, he was sent to a mental hospital. After 2 months there, he was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder. A rough type of it (moods swinging from happy maniac to depressed zombie every few hours) what explained why living with him was so frustrating at times. After he came back home, he quit the police and was just making money on Forex. In a few months after that, there was a huge issue since I discovered he stopped taking his meds. Since then, I need to take him to get meds every time, otherwise he will just forget about them (or ignore them, no clue). One day (about a month ago) I found him crying in front of the computer. He admitted he’s doing shitty on the market recently and that he was taking a lot of bank loans in the last year, so now he has to pay over 1k/month for another 4y. I was frightened how irresponsible he can be.
The actual case:
Since I got a good job in another city we both were dreaming of, we are moving there in one week. My bf was at first positive with the idea, we have a flat there already, all the arrangements are made. Now, all the time my bf is ranting that it’s going to be hard, he is going to be poor and working 7 days a week just to make the ends meet, sometimes he thinks of just hanging himself, etc. Even tho I have depression myself, I’m actively fighting it (psychiatrist every month, therapist every week) and I’m so so very happy we are moving out, while my bf just vomits at me with all the negativity and I feel like he does nothing to deal with his mental condition (and overall he did almost nothing from the start of knowing about having it). I love him, I really do or at least I think I do. I want him to get healthy. I don’t want to leave him over his sickness. I hate the bipolar disorder tho. It’s so hard to live with someone with it, especially if you are struggling mentally too. He asked me to take a bank loan for at least 2k and give it to him, so he can continue playing on the market after working. He thinks it will be a lot easier then to make the ends meet. At first I said “no”. He asked me am I really unable to sacrifice myself for him. He told me he won’t ever again sacrifice for me. I tried to explain to him why I don’t want to risk getting into financial problems myself but he doesn’t get it. He is an emotional wreck. I feel so bad with it. I don’t know if I did well. Maybe I should get this bank loan to help him? Is it the thing people in relationship do? I don’t know if it’s even a good idea to keep this relationship going. I’m so exhausted. I already consulted his case with a psychiatrist, so I know what he needs to do. But I have no idea what I should do. How I feel like. Nothing. I’m sorry for the long post, thank you anyone who read that. I’d just love to hear some advice as this whole thing is a huge struggle for me
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Why are teenagers making tons of money on r/wallstreetbets while almost everyone at r/trading, r/daytrading, r/forex, r/algotrading seems to be loosing money?
I'd just like to begin by saying that I'm not a real trader. I've only been trading for a year and most of it on a paper money account and a $500 test account that I almost blew up. I'm still not profitable and I have a long way to go. I've only been trading a few stocks and a few forex pairs, so I have no experience with options, hell, I don't even understand how options work (I haven't done any extensive research yet), but I see that a lot of people on wallstreetbets are making tons of money trading options. Are options a magical money printing machine? Are they really good with technical and fundamental analysis? Why is it that almost every trader looses money while they are making tons of money? I hope this doesn't get downvoted, I'm really curious as to why this seems to be the case. I just want to become a good and serious trader, I'm just beginning this journey and I know I have a long road ahead.
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