Haji Warithu on how videogames help his professional trading career

I met Haji Warithu through a Forex trading course that we both went through and until this interview, I had only contacted him via email.  We have kept in touch here and there over the years and in a pretty short amount of time, he has managed to become a professional independent Forex Trader.

Before becoming a pro trader, Haji worked on an LNG (liquified natural gas) ship and was out to sea for months at a time.  Like many independent traders, he wanted to spend more time with has family and have more control of his life.

Haji lives in Brunei, so I had to be up a little early in the morning to get this interview, but it was totally worth it.  Haji will be coming out with a book on how to become a successful Forex Trader, so keep an eye out for that.  I will review it here as soon as it becomes available.

This is my first podcast and I already have a few more pro traders lined up, so stay tuned for the next episodes! I did this interview on Skype and the connection wasn't the best, so there are pauses at times, but it is a great look at what it takes to trade for a living.

In This Episode:

  • The mentor that Haji attributes most of his success to.
  • How he much money he believes you need to get started in Forex.
  • What to look for when choosing an Islamic broker.
  • The routine that he goes through to start his trading day.
  • What Haji does while he is waiting for his trades to setup that prevents him from taking bad trades.
  • His experience with teaching students and why he doesn't do it anymore.
  • We talk a little about his upcoming book and how he manages to find time to write it.


This information is for educational purposes only and is not trading or investment advice. Trading involves substantial risk, and there is always the potential to lose your initial investment. You should be aware of all of the risks associated with trading, and seek advice from an independent certified financial adviser if you have any doubts. The author expresses personal opinions and will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the actions of the reader. The author may or may not have positions in Financial Instruments discussed. Past performance does not guarantee future results.