Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Stock Market Learning Curve: Where does it end?

I have been researching the stock market by about an average of three hours a day for two months. Everything from the basics to technical analysis to fundamental analysis of the options, strategy and all infinite sub-divisions of each of these categories. Every evening, I go to sleep with the feeling that I have learned more than I usually do in one year. Eventually, though constantly have to drive again, want to start making out before the trade (which will also take in a few months I am sure). I want to start this period the amount of new information to learn from the research is ultimately less of what we can learn from the studies. I know it’s a very abstract question, but anyone have any estimates on how long it will take, or how long it took for you?

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6 Responses to “Stock Market Learning Curve: Where does it end?”
  1. Clueless Dork says:

    I put in about 10 hours per week and still don’t expect to stop learning for a few years.

    I stick to fundamental analysis. I don’t pay any attention to technical analysis and I stay away from options & stuff like that.

  2. bull w says:

    I don’t mean to hurt your feelings, but if you feel this confident after 3 monthes, you might be in for a world of hurt. The thing about the stock market is that you need practical working knowledge of many different areas of business. What is more important when looking at a stock, knowing how to interpret the accounting info, the statistical info, the economic variables, the finance aspects? I still constantly have to pull out old finance books and i have been doing this for awhile. People spend their lives getting PHD’s in different business fields to be able to work the street. Finance is by far the most popular. It takes a doctor many years of patience and studying before he can operate. Are you ready to operate? i don’t mean to discourage you, but rarely is a concept even grasped after only 2 monthes. I spend 8 to 10 hours a day 5 to six days a week and am still constantly suprised by how little I know. Practice first, and try different stratagies. Use theupdown.com or something similiar.

  3. Common Sense says:

    Wow……. it will take at least 3 years for the “average” trader to possibly become profitable. If it was sooooo easy (after only studying for 2 months),,,,,,,,,,,, a lot more people would be doing it.

    You can start to “paper trade” if you like;
    http://www.thinkorswim.com/tos/client/index.jsp
    (if you do well paper trading….. it does not mean you’ll do well in real life).

    Have you read;
    Trading In The Zone, Mark Douglas
    Mastering The Trade, John Carter
    High Probability Trading, Link
    (among other great trading books)

    Good places to check out;
    http://www.alphatrends.net/
    http://www.thekirkreport.com/
    http://www.tradingwithtk.com/
    http://www.slopeofhope.com/
    http://www.redoption.com/

    Do you understand that Money Management & Trading Psycology are just as important as Technical or Fundemental investing. If you don’t “position size” or have a 2/1 or 3/1 win loss ratio (with a 50% “win” rate…….would be great)……. anything else you learn will do you no good.

    It’s rare that someone recognizes that any studying needs to be done…… so you’re on the right track! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

  4. Ron Berue says:

    This is what I learned about the stock market and trading:
    1] I read a little about the overall market and how it works.

    2] I asked Qs of my coaches and mentors; suggestions were made to me.

    3] THEN I read and studied about those areas which interested me.

    4] I concentradted on those areas which interested me and which fit the amount we had to work with.

    5A] For those strategies I felt comfortable with, I developed trading rules. For those strategies I didn’t know anything about, I developed some trading rules.

    5B] I discovered I only needed trading rules for 4 to 6 trading strategies.

    6] Using those rules, I paper traded.

    7] When trades went against me, I adjusted or “tweaked” those rules for that strategy.

    8] I paper traded – again and some more.

    9] I made further adjustments.

    10] The actual trading account was opened:
    As a speculator, with margin, with the approval to trade options.

    11] Yes, it was scary AND I was VERY apprehensive: BUT, I MADE THE BIG JUMP: Going “live” – in-the-market – with real money. I lost some money. BUT I didn’t use the entire amount of the account’s money on one trade. I learned AND I lived to trade another day. AND I continue learning and living to trade other days.

    AND YES, I STILL have losing trades.

    Thanks for asking your Q! I enjoyed answering it!

    VTY,
    Ron Berue
    Yes, that is my real last name!

  5. moneyoffman says:

    Hi,

    How long is a piece of string. The best way is to start small and have tight stop/losses in place..10% so you do not lose too much money.. You can then learn through trial and error and change you’re strategy through small mistakes or small successes. depending on the
    I have started options trading and I have made a packet. It is a specialist area so I would recommend you do some serious research before starting.
    Try out the following site it is packed full of articles, tips, resources and links you can use for all of you’re investment needs. It even has some free technical analysis software you can download and try out with sample data

    Thanks

    http://www.options-trading-advice.info

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