With trading, as when undertaking any new venture, there is initially a very steep learning curve. There is so much to know and as some studies have shown it takes approx 10,000 (well spent) hours to become an expert at something.
Initially there is the excitement of taking in new information and exploring a new subject. It is very stimulating and there is usually strong motivation to get stuck into it.
For me, my trading journey commenced just over two years ago. I actually took 6 months off work and hammered out a stack of hours with the intention of gaining a strong knowledge base and then returning to work and spending some time at nights working on it.
With any venture, once the initial foundation is established, the marginal improvement is much smaller and it takes a committed person to generate the motivation to continue to be disciplined.
My current learning mainly involves the end of day analysis of charts of either trades that I have entered or have been recommended to me by experienced proven sources. I have a couple of books that I read over and over again (specific to VSA/Wyckoff).
The question I have is how often do traders on here read educational materials as opposed to simply analysing charts? I see the value in re-reading these materials as there is so much depth. But I'm trying to discern how often. What do others on here do?
I guess I'm more curious than anything else to see others' approaches. I've got my own balance.