The world of trading is as unpredictable as it is exciting, with profit constantly waiting to be had. Traditionally, it’s been a man’s world, but that notion is fast changing thanks to the widespread availability of online trading broker firms. As more women take on the mantle of day trader, the stereotype of a male-dominated industry is fast being eroded. In fact, women have managed to negotiate this fast-paced world to great effect, so much so that some of them account for the top traders out there out there. With this in mind, let us now take a closer look at some of the most successful female day traders who have made a name for themselves while also empowering others.
Kathy has made quite a name for herself in the industry having begun her career at the age of 18 already. Five years later she founded DailyFX.com and became a leading voice within the industry, going on to publish a number of books including ‘The Little Book of Currency Trading’, ‘Day Trading & Swing Trading the Currency Market’ and ‘Millionaire Traders.’ Kathy’s success and wealth of knowledge has led her to regularly being quoted by Bloomberg and Wall Street.
At the mere age of 19 Jennifer impressed with degrees in operations research, statistics and finance. She then went on to forge successful careers at Morgan Stanley and at Arrowhead Capital Management where she excelled as partner and portfolio manager. Jennifer also won the coveted role of chief investment officer and hedge fund manager at a $650 million dollar outfit specialising in agriculture and energy commodities. Subsequently she’s setup a family office.
Recipient for two consecutive years of the coveted Forbes “30 Under 30 in Finance” accolade, Lucy Baldwin has proven herself to be a very formidable trader. In addition to this achievement she’s also held down positions at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs as Managing Director where she oversaw European equities. Her tip to others who would like to get involved in the world of trading is to have both IQ an emotional intelligence. Apparently this combination is key to success – well, that, and researching guides on how to trade US and Canadian Dollars. Luckily many online trading platforms provide the resources needed to gain such understandings.
Specializing in spot currencies, options, equities and futures, Raghee Horner has been quoted as saying that “There is no ‘one way’ in trading.” These words echo the notion that trading can be for anyone who’s prepared to put in the work. Horner has dedicated more than 30 years to understanding markets and to helping others do the same while also holding down the prestigious position of Managing Director of Futures Trading.
Fondly referred to as the “Lone Woman of Wall Street,” Lauren Simmons made a name for herself at the impressive age of 23 when she became the only full-time equity trader at the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange). Simmons might have studied genetics, but she subsequently pursued a career in trading instead after moving to New York and meeting the CEO of Rosenblatt Securities. With multiple appearances on major news networks like CNBC and CNN, Simmons has championed an education of the markets, thus leading to educated moves as opposed to luck, guessing and chances.