The rule states the average person needs 10k hours to become an expert. It roughly works out 5 years full time study. I started researching trading in 2007 and now have 5 years experience in trading. Heres how it breaks down 9000 hours, reading trading forums/articles etc 500 hours, reading trading books 490 hours, looking at charts 10 hours, trading. I guess I need to change my focus.