Hidden Talents Program
My name is Federica, I am a financial trader at Audacity Capital via the Funded Trader program where you get funded account. I graduated last year from Louis Business School and I have a masters degree in finance. I joined Audacity Capital about a few months after graduation. Since joining, it has been good so far.
What attracted you to become a trader?
I studied finance to become a professional trader. After my bachelor’s degree, I got in touch with online trading platforms. I decided to study finance at university to better understand the financial market. After that, I was more convinced of my decision to become a trader.
Why did you pick the hidden talents program?
It looked like a fair program in terms of the fee, compared to the other programs. Besides that, they provide funding for traders after training. They believe in me, why should I not believe in them?
The biggest challenge you faced?
For me, the main challenge was the psychology side of things. You can have all the tools and knowledge but sometimes it is hard to press the button. I still face the issue but since people facing the same challenges as me surround me, I am able to cope.
Do you enjoy the trading floor?
I think that is a personal decision. There are many people I know who prefer to trade at home. Trading gives you the flexibility to trade whenever you want. For me, I prefer to be around experienced people that can give me feedback on what I do.
The theory at university versus real life?
It was hard at the beginning. We used to think that since we have a master’s degree we know everything. In fact, we need someone to guide us and teach. This is what I found at audacity Capital. While I understand the fundamentals, I did not understand the technical point of things.