Hi, I have been trading for about close to 2 years now. I hv lost like 10-15% of my AUM last yr, retreated and rethink about strategies, Real strategies. Not your typical technical indicators buy/sell signals, but whatever similar to Hedge Funds less the exotic swaps available on OTC. Having been profitable over the past 6 months, almost taking back most of my losses, dabbling with the business economics, quantitative relative value arb, option pricing, short selling etc, I realize it is more and more becoming like a game vs computers. Think of it this way, a real life PC game, like an MMORPG, played by millions of gamers. These so called prices that form charts are the monsters. Some charts, some strategies, with the use of (self-dev) tools are easy to clear and complete. I call these the low levels, used for building up your skills. Then, monsters get difficult, and requires to have advance tools (those of mine that calculates arbs or mispricing opportunities). Anyway to cut it short, you realize now the options market are basically computer AI controlled, and that some stocks/markets are hard to trade. As long as we can find our edge to beat certain difficulty, then basically its just a game to me, a game that requires real money and skills. What do you think ?