when it comes to trading (or maybe anything involved in making money) you'd find there are lot of people who are dying you to offer you advice on how to do it etc. Even on this forum, there are few who want to call the market for everyone and tell others what to do. the question is: if anyone truly had the knowledge/tools why would they share it or offer it to others? from this we learn that anyone with a logical mind who is actually successful in the real world with real money would never share their secret. given this we can conclude that nothing anywhere, on the net or even in books are PRACTICALLY valuable. e.g. there is nothing on this whole forum that will make u a better trader - it may even distort and cloud your thoughts and mind. this would mean there are tons of amazing secrets that successful people have that others can only dream of. it may only make sense for them to share this with family (son etc.) or someone very close they have known for a long time. my conclusion is that to be successful, whether it's trading or anything in life you need to work hard to understand the world we operate in and acquire expertise and intellegence not freely available to all - especially that which is difficult to obtain i.e. requires large human work resources. and we can agree time to be the most valuable. if anyone cheats or has taken short cuts they would have had great teachers, parents or friends who were willing to support them along the way. the point of this argument is not to read anything on the topic in question at all - in fact ignore everyone else and think about it yourself. put it to test, gain experience, and try to learn - i.e. don't forget the outcome of past trials and errors. in simple terms, the success of men depends on their ability to understand this world and acquire knowledge independently.