I am looking to learn trading, but have currently done little study.
I have not launched myself into it because I still am not sure that if i apply myself and learn if it is actually possible to trade from home profitably as a career.
A bit of background to guide your response, for me. I received a TER of 99.85 in 2003, and have completed a medical degree, but am looking find a career with more flexible work hours, preferably to be able to work from home. I also have a very good work ethic and can apply myself to the study of trading. I have also made a good clip from online poker so understand bankroll management and expected value. I say all this because i know i CAN learn the theory behind trading.
What I really want to know is if i study & learn trading will i be able to profitably trade from home for a living? I understand there will be a significant period where i will not make much. What kind of returns am i able to make? I do not want to make a huge amount of money, but something steady. I currently have about 100k as starting capital and no financial commitments as I am living at home.
Also i feel i am suited to trading because i do have a strong ability in mathematics as well as find economics/finance really interesting.
I have been discouraged by others who feel its not possible to profitably trade by oneself because big companies with big bankrolls control the markets. (Again my knowledge of trading is really limited atm)
Please offer me advice And let me know if you need to know anything else.