Making money in markets like stocks, bonds, and futures is rather tricky. It’s a not-so-well-guarded secret that most day traders lose money. And since many of them are heavily-leveraged (meaning “playing with other peoples’ money”), even small mistakes can cost them big money.
It’s not that they haven’t taken training courses. It’s that most of the training courses trying to teach somebody how to trade completely fail to convey the instructor’s in-depth knowledge of markets, market forces, and the things that cause them to go up and down.
That instructor who’s making all the money is probably studying several hours a day, reading the Wall Street Journal, and has been doing those things for the last decade.
For a new investor, that success is rather difficult to replicate – especially if you don’t have prior experience in the financial sector.
The field of investment education, however, is evolving rapidly. I’m seeing guys like Jason Bond swing trading and sending the trade information to their subscribers live, as the trades are made. This may sound like little more than an ongoing learning experience, but here’s the interesting thing:
If you’re paying attention, you can do what he does.
You’re not just sitting in a classroom learning theory. When Jason sells, you can sell. When he buys, you can buy. And as long as you’re buying and selling at the same time as Jason, you should be able to realize some decent returns. Five to ten percent profit on a trade may not seem like much, but when you consider that amount is made in a few days or weeks it really starts to add up.