You purposely left out "if I know I can have more edge". Never said it was a sure thing; I only threw it out there as a suggestion.
Thanks for the useless replies, though, champagne612. Absolutely no value in what you said other than trying to be condescending. I came to see if people could give me some advice who went down a similar path.
I grew up in NYC and have many friends who made their bones trading. If you are truly disillusioned, then leave the field, leave the place whatever you want. I disagree with your assessment of the opportunities for businesses in NYC completely but you are entitled to your opinion.
Personally, I think you may have missed the point. Champagne612 gave you very good, sincere advice on his first post. I get it- its the numbers game- everyone at your level on the street knows who has what, who make what and what they are worth. That is a good talent but it distorts perspective, value and values.
If you are really interested in your success- read Napolean Hill The Law of Success/Think and Grow Rich. Then read Michael Porter Competitive Strategy. Ive attached a pdf for starters. The book is longer.
Only you can assess your strengths and where they can be applied. Check out Simon Sintek then and consider what you believe. See how that can translate into your passion/avocation.
One last word to consider: courtesy- Its fantastically powerful. You came to us, using your love of one of the things we love- a common bond. People gave you advice. Its free. Personally, whenever Wetpet, Champagne612 or killer58 give me adivce, I seriously consider it- Ferrari or not. Well, maybe not WP. (JK).
BTW do a search on FL- about once a month someone asks a similar question and the answers are, well, similar. But all are well intended and if you knew these guys like I do, you would realize who is giving you advice and what it means. Don;t be so quick to discard or disdain. We are not looking to put you down, or seek your approval. If you already know the answers, why ask us?
What else can we help you with?