Originally Posted by Gemini4X
For some reason, this really resonated with me! In fact, I felt this strange surge of emotion when I read it. I even came back to it after reading everything else and I still caused the same weird feeling for me.
I'm not sure if this is really my own purpose or not, but there's something about it that feels right.
Now, here's my thing... I've always wanted to be a full time investor/trader. I'd like to treat stock trading as a business, and would love to do this more than any other type of business I've tried. I'm certainly not ready for this yet because I have a lot of learning to do before I would be able to.
But, how does one reconcile the desire to be a stock trader with having a life purpose that really adds value and helps other people? I want to do those things, but I'm not sure how that fits with trading the markets. For a trader to make money, someone else loses money.
What about green investing? - I can't remember the bank in Europe which specifically invests in social concious activities (art galleries, organic farms, etc.) (Read in a copy of "Ode" magazine, earlier this year)
also there's trading weather bonds/futures (don't know the right term)
which basically mitigates the risk for those businesses whose businesses are dependent not the weather (if there's more snow then ski resorts win in the winter, or farmers (where more rain is better ) vs. event planners (where you want no rain) - like a hedge fund (i think) that way the risk is balanced out... please let me know and I can dig further for things (I heard this last on e on NPR)