As a kid, my dad took me to the bowling alley a few times. He bowled on a team with a guy that as a kid reminded me of a great big bear, except that he was happy, friendly, and generally lots of fun. My dad worked with him in the IT industry until he left to take his hand at trading futures. Turns out he was very good at it and is now a very successful, highly thought of trader.
I’ve always been intrigued by some of the high risk, high rewards trading options out there. Things like futures trading, derivatives, and even options are things that I’ve taken the time to learn about, but just don’t have the risk tolerance or available capital to trade with. While my dad’s friend was willing to take a chance and it paid off handsomely, I know it’s just not for me.