I have been a member of this forum for over a year now and have learnt much. I am very grateful to the many contributors who spend a lot of time giving insightful posts related to how they trade as well as general trading discussion. One thing i often think about when i read various posts is how has this person become so knowledgeable about the trading game.
Is it possible to become a consistently profitable and knowledgeable trader without any formal education or without working at a trading organisation such as Propex? I suspect many would answer definitely yes to this. The subsequent question would be are you better off to get a formal education (e.g. economics degree, finance degree, diploma in technical analysis, etc) and / or work for a trading organisation? Will you become a profitable trader and more knowledgeable trader quicker if you do this or can you become just as proficient just as quickly if you teach yourself by reading a lot and practising a lot?