"....maybe I am bitter and sceptical and cynical...I have earned it. I see too many young people get into trading as it's a hobby and a casino. Don't get me wrong I love to gamble !!! I played poker, lived in Las Vegas, played stocks and traded futures on the floor. Basically a hard core gambler. But guess what I am not rich and can't just retire as we all like to. I also studied Technical Analisys and if knowlege of that would make anyone rich I would be sitting on a beach somewhere. The biggest Con going around now ,fooling the world and mainly Americans is DayTRading." Andrasm I was under the impression that good traders don't 'gamble' or 'play' stocks. Also, knowledge of Technical Analysis won't make any trader rich, but proper use of it by a competent trader with the discipline not to 'gamble' or to 'play' may help one get there slowly. Not everyone can become a competent trader, as you seem to have found out after 20 years, however I don't think you are helping potential successful traders by parading your bitterness and cynicism in this forum.