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Financial Analyst

Physical Danger

Ooh, lots of physical danger. Paper cuts, finger cramps, stapler misfires...it’s like running a gauntlet of death. The only thing you’ll likely hear about and you will hear a lot about it…is that traders are famously fat. If all you do is sit behind a desk all day, staring at a screen and punching Bloomberg terminal buttons, unless you dance between trades, you’re not getting much exercise. Life spans for anyone who lives this way are short and if you add in all the stress and hassle of the job, even huge wealth accumulated by age 50 can be a short lived victory lap around the track before the stroke hits.