Hello everyone, This forum has lots of great information. Here's my question: I'm 19 years old and have been wanting to get into the market for quite some time now. I have about 11-15k roughly to begin trading, however I was thinking that I should start off "Swing" trading before I even think about day trading. 1) For all you swing traders, should I use a online broker like Fidelity, Ameritrade, or E-trade or should I use a direct access broker like cybertrader? I've been reading the book "Japenese Candlestick charting techniques" to understand how to read charts, find trends, and support and resistance lines (interesting stuff). 2) What other types of information should I consume before I jump in?