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Hear about the progress of Tim Highett and find out how much he made at our last Pro Trader event

By September 27, 2017 October 5th, 2018 Recent Results

Magnetic Trading: So, tell me, what do you do for a living?

Tim Highett: Well, I’m an airline pilot, I fly for Virgin Australia. I fly from the East Coast to the West Coast, so that’s Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane, all the way to Perth and back, and I do that for Virgin Australia. So, I have a great job.

Magnetic Trading: Excellent, how many years have you done that?

Tim Highett: I’ve been flying for about 24 years now. I’ve been with this airline for about 12/13 years. Before that I was a policeman, actually, in Victoria. I spent 12 years as a policeman. So, I changed vocations and I have a great time, I’ve got a great job.

Magnetic Trading: So, would you define flying an airplane more stressful or less stressful than trading?

Tim Highett: Definitely less stressful. Trading’s a bit more stressful, especially when you push the button.

Magnetic Trading: So, talk to me a little bit about why you started trading, what intrigued you about it?

Tim Highett: Well, I get a fair bit of time off with flying, and I quite often spend overnights in Perth, which happens all the time, Brisbane and all those sort of places. And I thought, “Well, I’ll give that a go.” And the only reason I’m an airline pilot, is because I gave it a go. So, I thought, “I’ll give it a go,” and within that, I then heard about the Protrader program, and that’s really how I got into Protrader.

Magnetic Trading: And what really intrigued you about Protrader?

Tim Highett: Well, it’s because it’s quite quick. I quite enjoy listening to Mark and reading Cameron’s [inaudible 00:01:28] on what’s going to happen on the market, or what they believe is going to happen, and I found that quite intriguing, and I wanted to learn it.

Magnetic Trading: So, how long have you been trading now?

Tim Highett: With Mark and Cameron in Protrader, about six weeks. Not very much, I’m a beginner. So, I’m going to give it a go for the next year or two. So I’m definitely going to give it a go.

Magnetic Trading: Excellent, excellent. Very good. So, what do you think about the Protrader event here in Bangkok?

Tim Highett: I think it’s fantastic. Look at the weather, it’s beautiful. It’s a bit hot, a bit humid, but no, it’s great. When I found out it was coming on, I pushed the button, I was straight in.

Magnetic Trading: So, tell me a little bit about your relationship with Mark and Cameron? How do you feel working with them? Is it easy, is it hard?

Tim Highett: I find it quite easy. I like the way Mark’s instruction is on the FTSE and I listen to everything he says. And I’m actually in and out, and I’ve made losses, because he’s not happy with what’s going on. So, I’ve got out, and I don’t mind. I don’t go against them, they know what they’re doing, and I’m hoping to get to that stage sometime where I can make my own decisions.

Magnetic Trading: So, what’s your ultimate goal?

Tim Highett: Well, with my job I can take … I have a very flexible roster, where I can work a roster a month on and a month off, and eventually I’d like just to possibly even take over. So, we’ll just have to wait and see. That’s a few years away yet. I’m not giving up anything until I start mastering it, which is going to take quite a while.

Cameron Malik: Who’s the highest percent turn? 6.2 from Tim flying high. We have a high flyer who is not only just a high flyer, he is a pilot and he flies A330s, if I’m not wrong, and he made $6000 today on a trade. Good on you mate. Tim, here’s a nice bottle of scotch.

Tim Highett: I’m looking forward to it. Thank you very much.

Cameron Malik: I’m looking forward to flying with this guy at some point.

Tim Highett: Well, I agree.

Cameron Malik: Come up here.

Tim Highett: Come on.

Magnetic Trading: It turned your life.

Tim Highett: The event was fantastic, as normal. I came last time in October and enjoyed myself then, I enjoyed myself this time. It’s fantastic. I made just over $6000, so I did pretty well today. I come every six months whenever they have it, so I really enjoy it. You learn so much.


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