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Nikita

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Russia

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I didn't know much about trading. But then I read a couple of books on technical analysis and spent some time trading on simulator forex. That really made me interested in this role. Trading has given me an opportuninty to become self-sufficient. Before OSTC, I lived with my parents; but not anymore. I also like that my performance depends on me alone. So I am in charge of nearly everything concerning the job itself. Of course, it is hard. You have to learn to recover from a losing spree, which is not easy. You also have to learn to overcome the fear.
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Hywel

Trader

Swansea, UK

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I worked with an ex-trader when on a work placement, so I had an idea of the energy and commitment required for the role. I also read the book “One good trade”, which was helpful at giving me an insight into the thought process and set-ups for a trade, but it was still a pretty alien concept when you look at the screens filled with numbers. I had a good year last year and it was great to get the bonus I did.  I really felt that was a reward for all the hard work I’ve put in during my time at OSTC.  For me, that’s the key.  It is hard work and you have to have the determination to succeed, bounce-back ability, be calm under pressure, ready to admit when you’re wrong, and also be able to analyse your trades
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Lukasz

Trader

Warsaw, Poland

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Before I started my career in trading, my life was all about sport. I was a professional football player but even then I invested my savings on the stock exchange. I had a basic knowledge on how the stock market works; but only when I joined OSTC was I taught what trading is really all about and how to trade professionally. The success didn't come quickly and easily however. There were uncomfortable moments on the way - I recall especially one when liquidity on my best product dried up and I took my first big (at that time for me) loss.  I managed to recover and that made me stronger. Once I got my first bonus, all my hard work and struggles turned out to be really worthwhile. Nothing comes easy and it definitely applies to success in trading, while many people wrongly think there is easy money to be made on markets. In my opinion you have to really work hard, be disciplined, persistent and passionate about what you are doing to be a good trader. I transferred those characteristics from my career in football to trading.
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Ravish

Analyst

India

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My journey at OSTC has been a roller coaster ride, but I am enjoying every bit of it. I come from an engineering background, so I did not have much knowledge of finance. So, in training they taught me all the required finance terminologies including the trading basics. Every day is a different experience, where you have to manage your emotions. There are days where things do not go right, you lose money, but still people are there for you, always having your back, guiding you at every step. If you are performing well, you are rewarded with bonuses, and there are times when rewards are way more than your basic pay! The thing that distinguishes OSTC from other trading firms is the faith and commitment it has toward its employees.