I posted a similar thread on wallstreetoasis but I doubt I'll get any real help... so I'm trying it here. Ok, I'm still in college, but I want to be a trader. I want to start trading now. I have been trading stocks, and now I want to trade in the commodities market. I have read several books (12+), but the problem is that many things from the books I can't apply to real trading. Also, I've heard highly successful traders rip technical analysis as voodoo or say that there's no way a little guy like me can know enough fundamentals to trade meaningful on that information. So what to do???? Btw, I can't build quant models, so that's not an option. Are any of you successful retail commodity traders? Or do you know what position traders use in that market?? Any books you find helpful? Basically, I'm just trying to ask if anyone can tell me what method they use when they trade their own money, or if they know a commodities trader (not market maker, broker, scalpers, etc., but preferably position traders)... PLZ, PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY TRADE REAL MONEY (or know someone who does) any help is appreciated. thanks!