Hi, I'm fairly new to this forums and have recently been interested in the stock market, mostly trading and have a couple of questions since I'm pretty clueless about the subject.
1. I always hear from people that trading is too high risk, it's silly, you shouldn't do it, etc..how true is this? I mean If you study books, videos for months/years, can it be super profitable or is it still a lot of luck?
2. I've read a couple of books about the stock market and finance (Bogleheads for one) and all of it is based on the US market, are these suitable to read or should I be trying to find books based on the Aussie market, what is the differences between the US and AUS market and what are good books to start to read on trading
3. I know it's a broad question because their are so many different ways to trade and all require different capital, but how much would a broke 20 year old need to start trading?
4. If I wanted to be a full time trader, would it be a good idea to start studying a course at uni, or is learning on your own better.
Hopefully some experienced members will be able to give me some guidance, thanks!