Hi all,I am new to the forums, I have been reading them for quite some time now. I am from Belgrade, Serbia. I am also an upcoming international student at Grinnell College (Class 2015), and I would like to ask you guys some questions, if that's ok.I would really like to become a registered rep in the future. There are several reasons why I'd like that -
- Firstly, and most importantly - I view the market as a living organism, always moving and changing.
- Secondly, I LOVE numbers (math), and I really, really love interacting with people, especially via selling.
- Thirdly, I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment (I also work better under pressure).
- Lastly, I have had a chance to read several books on this topic and I enjoyed them a lot.
- (starting from "Liar's Poker", to "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" etc.)
Now, I probably am in no position to state that I love selling - because I've only sold several things around the neighbourhood, and worked in a parfume store where I got a taste of the sweet feeling of selling.( -parfumes, which, let's face it - isn't hard).What I can say is that I have been paper trading for about a year now, and I have both made and lost some (albeit virtual) money (about 10-12%), though probably through sheer luck (which is another reason to learn more).As for my education, I was planning on either: a) majoring in economics at Grinnell, and Financial Engineering at Columbia. (Through the 3-2 program)b) majoring in economics and math at Grinnell, and spending one year at London School of Economics Do you have any advice as to my further steps towards becoming a registered rep? Should I choose path a or b?ANY criticism or suggestions are helpful, seeing as you people know your jobs and what you're talking about.I (hope) I am not arrogant, and I am extremely, extremely willing to learn and put the work in. Please, offer any advice if you can,Thank you in advance,All the best,D.