at scep: non taken. i dont mind you having a different point of view. In fact i like it, because it animates things. None of you have to take my word for it.
You are all free to believe what you want. I'm a sceptical mind myself, and i tend to take nothing for granted about stuff i read or hear.
To some degree we could say that life itself is one big gamble. Because its all about making choices and decission making, day in day out.
Do i take this job offer? will i move abroad? which girl i choose to be in a relationship with? the friends we allow in our lives, etc. it all about choises we make. And with each one we make , can turn out good or bad, so we gamble all our lives long, without notice. simple because we dont look at it this way.
Difference is, on how myself and SB look at it. we both see trading as something that can be learned. therefor is more about skill. That is why we dont look at trading as a form of gambling. As Sb has mentioned, as in roulette there are parterns. the advantage we have on market compared to roulette is that the patterns return more frequently, and are easily spotted. To translate that into roulette terms you could say that variance is turning our way, and we take advantage of that situation.
to be honest , i'm sure every responsable gambler who's emotional well balanced could become succesfull at trading if he/she puts his/her mind to it. you wont become good overnight, but you will get there if you really want to.
Anyway i'm not here to convince people. I started this topic , to see if there were other members who show interest. It aint directly related, but sure has similarities.
Second reason is because i know that there's a lot of crap about the subject on the net, and several books just talk nonsense.
that is why the idea has risen to write my own book about it, with youtube channel attached and educational program/ workshops. I know people only start believing when they see it with there own eyes.
But that will be a hell of a lot of work. And i still want to improve my own trading skill, (attending trading shool next year) before starting the youtube channel + educational program. I have started with the book for now. we'll see how long it 'll take.