I was thinking about Aphieboy, and his adventures in Trading. Part of me wants to laugh as his lunacy, part of me feels some sympathy for him. It got me to thinking. Sure, trading is trading, and one should be able to trade in all markets. That said, we are in the midst of one of the most abnormal market periods in US history. This bear is one mother of a trader killer. I wouldn't want to be learning how to trade during this one. Like learning to surf on a Tsunami and aftershocks. No wonder newbies and rookies blow out so easily. I would advise most people to stay away from markets and learning to trade until you see gentle trending markets. While this volatility is attractive, quite a lot of it happens only on the opening or closing, and most of the day is flat. So much of the TA and trading systems people are starting out with on their new adventure in trading were developed during bull markets, not horrendous bear markets. Getting a feel for this market for a rookie? Forgetabout it. This is nuts. Freaky shit..... What do ya think?