Regards everyone, I will share my insights into factors that I observe that I feel are tangible to success in trading. I hope this is the proper forum. I learned a lot from Dr. Brett's blog, resources, etc. Many of these ideas from from other field. But, I'm not always going to take time to point out the original sources for all of these ideas. #1 The ratio of time spent training to time spent trading is one of the greatest determinants to success. Explanation: Take any performance field, there are "fun things" and not so "fun things". The people who do better tend to focus more on the "not so fun" things. In other words, the time you spend ALONE and reviewing what you need to be studying versus time spent on forums, reading crap market entertainment, or placing trades is going to be the MOST relevant to your success. I don't know what you need to study or review. You should know it. if you don't then you are in trouble.