Many of us dream of becoming a full time trader. We dream of being in command behind the numerous computer monitors. We dream of making lots of money with nothing but our wits and guts. We dream of never needing to report to a boss.

In reality, trading is an extremely difficult game.  Only the top few traders are able to stay long enough and make good profits in the long run. For the rest, it remains a dream.

Recently, I had a chance to shadow one of the top traders in Singapore, Robin Ho. I was able to peek over his shoulder and observe how he trades the market in a typical day.

7 AM – Preparation

6 Jun 2018, 7am. Robin was already up and checking on the performance of the futures and stock indices in the U.S. The U.S. capital markets are still the …