Hello everyone. I would like this thread to clear up some of the hype of forex trading, and technical analysis trading in general. For the past five years I have studied trading, technical analysis and charting techniques by reading every book I could get my hands on. I have also actively traded the stock market using charts, and have recently dove into the world of forex. I have read so many books written by authors who are supposedly successful technical traders, but I often am left curious as to whether these "authors" are truly successful traders, or if they just decided to write a book to make up for there trading losses. Is there anyone out there in the ET community that actually does make a comfortable living by trading using support/resistance, moving averages trendlines, patterns and other simple technical tools? And if so would you care to share some insight on the transition between simply learning about the subject (by reading, studying etc) and actually applying it to use by trading real money? Thanks, and sorry about the long post.