From Woking to Wall St.: UK day traders dream of glory in daily grind

April 24, 2015 2:22 PM

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From Woking to Wall St.: UK day traders dream of glory in daily grind

WOKING, Britain (Reuters) - The British trader accused of sparking market chaos in 2010 cut his teeth in a drab building in a sleepy suburb that highlights how "day traders" dreaming of glory have to first tackle grim offices, zero glamor and high risks.

The building is home to Futex, one of several so-called "trading farms" in the UK that give training, office space and equipment to people prepared to make short-term trades, mostly within a day, with their own money in the hope of being hired or sponsored for a cut of their profits.

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