7 Questions before paying for a course

critical thinking

I have come across a few traders online offering courses that teach you their strategies. The big promise is a fast track to success which bypasses the tedious and painful learning curve they had to go through themselves.

I am in two minds about this. For now, I have decided to do my own thing until I understand trading better, know what I want to get out of it and what my preferences are. I think there are quite a few questions I’d need to ask myself before signing up for a course.

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That stock market thing

I never used to be all that interested in finance. I was good at saving my pocket money and later my earnings, but never really thought about what to do with the cash. My mum dealt with such matters and that suited me just fine.

Over the years, I started wondering, though, what that stock market thing was all about, but never took any action … until December 2016. That’s when I began my home edcuation by reading up ‘what is a stock’. Yes, seriously, that basic! Then I subscribed to Investopedia‘s free newsletter, which has delivered educational snippets right into my inbox ever since.

I have learnt that there are loads of things you can trade – stocks, various forms of derivates, currencies, …
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