I first got into trading about a year and a half ago trading spot forex. I constantly see advice that newbies should avoid forex. The implication is that it is too risky or too difficult. I work hard to analyze my trades and understand whats going on in the market before putting my money on the line. I'm sure trading any other market would involve the same kind of due diligence. Does the difficulty in forex come from the difficulty in doing your due diligence? Does it come from the volatility? the leverage? In my mind, a market is a market. If there was an "easy" market, then that's where everyone would be and the profits would vanish. Am I wrong here? Are there other easier markets out there?