All the advice given here is all about technical trading. There are other systems, but those that learned one way will always believe their way is the only way and will always recruit others to that method. Practice, learn from others, lose money while learning....
But let me ask, do you need to learn how to fix a car to drive one? Could you not drive to work or the store every day of your life without ever knowing how the car works? Systemic trading was designed for use by computers, a human could never trade that way himself without the computer. If you only wanted a trading system that just made money and couldn't give a rats ass about the prestige of being an experienced trader, why would you put in those 10,000 hours instead of just making money from the start?
When all the advice is to go right, then go left. Remember that all the technical trading advice came from a trading system that produces 80% failures. There are some traders that have paid the price and are really good at making money the hard way but they are only human still. What happens to your account if the trader that runs the PAMN account dies? What happens to your income if you get sick and can't trade the market? If you spend 10,000 hours learning a system, how do you diversify?
Never send a human to do a robots job.
What happens if the program dies? Get another copy. What if the operator gets sick and can't trade? The robot will handle it. How do you diversify? use multiple programs that differ from each other in some respect.
Professional athletes train every day for years to be able to compete with the superstars from other countries and be the best, but not one of those athletes can out run a simple bicycle much less a motorized one.
So the answer to your question comes down to determining what you want. Do you want to see yourself on the winners platform with a gold medal hung around your neck or are you interested only in the gold in your pocket? Technical trading was the past, systemic trading is the future, and today is the first day of the rest of your life. Your decisions today determine your tomorrows. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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