OP: Nice graph. What's your edge? Tell me about your trading style. Trader: Oh, what works for me won't work for you. It can't be taught. OP: My style is making money. If you are able to reliably make it, that's my style. Trader: Here, read this article about self control and discipline. Are the 0.01% of successful traders profitable because they practice good MM, don't chase, etc.? Out of hundreds of thousands of failed traders, that's the reason? Observations 1) Winners have the requisite personality traits, but also a legit edge. Most seem to be very small, but relatively consistent. 2) Even the smallest edge can be exploited for big bucks. 3) Probably a lot easier to behave like a model trader when unicorn-esque edge actually exists 4) All traders claim to have an edge. 4 of them actually do. 3 of those 4 systems won't work in 2 years. Conclusion: Losing systems and false edges doom a trader to failure long before they get the chance to screw it up with bad mechanics. And yet, all anyone wants to talk about is putting prudent stop losses on every trade. I think I'm a quant trader who's too slow to be a quant trader. *It should be noted that I'm a crappy trader and know nothing, so no need to rehash that.