I started trading only last year but i took stock trading courses as well as spend over 13 hours a day researching trends and companies financials, charts, etc. Trading stocks is most addictive yet rewarding job i have ever done!
I'm going to warn you right from the get go - I have NO earthly idea what I'm doing. None. No, really. Quit my day job and been F/T trading since June 2013. Have more money than I started with. Substantially more. Better lucky than good? Guess so.
Michael Bigger is an investor and a trader who has been involved with trading technologies for more than twenty years. He runs the Bigger Capital Fund, LP and he manages money for many institutional investors.
Charting--learn charting/$ mgmt, it works--no GUESSING, no more FUNDIES, All analysts and idiots IGNORED. Haven't looked at a cash flow, P&L, balance sheet in several YEARS. Be a machine, flush emotions, use EYES NOT BRAIN, brain will ruin you here.