I am in the same boat as a lot of newby's in that I am going through the process of educating myself and trying to put together a trading strategy that will work...hopefully.
I have gone from the initial stage about 18 months ago where I thought a course would be the answer to learning and in the process of asking about a certain training program got a heap of flak as it was assumed I was ramping the course I mentioned. I have moved on from that and after a period of contemplation that involved watching the crash of the market and the rally that has followed in the last six months I have developed a new mind set.
I have been studying this forum and have read books by Van Tharp and Nick Radge as well as a large number of general investment books which tend to condradict each other in terms of investment strategies. I have purchased Amibroker and Howard Bandy's "Introduction to Amibroker" book as a learing guide. I have found Amibroker to be a great resource and it has allowed me to find a focus point by using the threads related to it on ASF to speed up my learning curve.
I developed my first strategy a couple of months ago and recorded some results which did alright but in the process I saw that I had some elements to adjust, all of which is part of learning. I have started this thread because I know I will need advice and as time goes on I am going to post up my trades as some of the other member have, as well as questions I need answered. Hopefully with time I can learn enough to develop strategies that will work in different markets and tradng conditions.