There is one thing about your post I don't understand Hitman. You say you don't just want to learn about the market during trading hours, but also want to learn something while you're not trading. But nothing stops you from doing this on your own right now. I trade for 7 hours hours a day and then spend 4-5 hours a day and some of the weekends doing nothing but examining charts (with and without indicators), and looking closely at every trade I made that day, locating each and every point where my trading was less than optimal, and seeking to learn more about how that particular trade should have been handled better. I'll come at it from dozens of different angles, and nearly always learn something significant from every one of my losers (and a lot of my winners as well). Just for fun on the weekends, I'll spread out 50-100 indicators on various S&P TFs from the past few years, familiarizing myself with the nuances of each of them under various market conditions. It's been estimated that a master trader, just like a master chess player, and a master painter, has access to approximately 50,000 nuggets or chunks of crucial information that cover a myriad of situations he will face doing his thing. In my opinion, you don't accumulate those 50,000 chunks by getting a CFA. You do it mainly by actually trading of course, but also by examining chart after chart, trade after trade, indicator after indicator until you begin to grasp the multiple nuances of the game. You learn to draw automatic and instantaneous trendlines in your mind's eye for instance, you learn to recognize many dozens, even hundreds of critical patterns as they are forming and unfolding, you learn which indicators apply best to which situations in which instruments under which market conditions, and perhaps above all, you get a deep feeling for the flows, the waves, the swings and zigzags of prices. All these things can be learned not just during market hours, but on your own time pre and after market ----- and while books can help with some of them, and perhaps a class or a seminar on a few others, there really is no substitute for just watching and watching and watching charts yourself. The better you get at that, and the more you absorb from simply looking and then seeing over and over and over and over, the closer you'll come to achieving whatever dream you wish for in trading.