Hey Guys, my first post here for my new endeavor, little bit longer i decided to leave my daily job last year and wanted to take one year sabbatical, and to see how this year develops. i had the plan to try to become a poker pro and to get into trading (swing trading, account size starting with 50kusd increase to 100kusd afterwards). in the meanwhile i earn good money by playing poker, so it's time to start to develop some trading skills - while i move to australia for winter because europe is realy unpleasant during that time. i see becoming a trader with a realistic viewpoint, i know i do not have a clue, i need time to develop skills, and loosing is part of the game - you need to know when to hold em end when to fold em having said that, i have read already several books: tarp - trade your way to financial freedom, schwager - market wizards, schwager on futures, nilson - candlestick course, and currently neil - how to make money in stocks. i subscribed to various websites, not because i dont want to develop my own system, but to see how other people think and analyse markets (eg stockbandit). tough i am still struggeling not really knowing how 2 proceed., seems the first steps are really the most difficult ones. i am thinking about attending a trading course, but i am not sure if those courses are worth their money, what do you think about it? i had put my eyes especially on the swing trading academy by tradingmarkets/larry connors. the content seemed quite helpful, basics, some systems, and 4 weeks of live trading. i do NOT expect to be a master trader afterward, nor that the presented systems will make me millionaire next year. i expect that i will know (=starting know how, will develop) how to approach markets, will see how some systems are built up so i can develop own ones, and so on. most probable, most information is out there somewhere, but it's also a question of time frame, when such a course speeds up my learning curve, i am willing to invest - its just a basic investement calculation. what do you guys think, yes/no? other suggestions? your help is very much appreciated.