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Forex on Five Hours a Week: How to Make Money Trading on Your Own Time by Jeffrey Alan Brandzel, Raghee Horner

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Preface

Forex on Five Hours a Week is about having a life! But more than that, it's about challenging assumptions. Somewhere along the line, we were taught that for something to be effective means it must be time consuming. We've mistaken time spent for effectiveness. If we decided to buck the trend, it's dismissed as laziness, akin to looking for a shortcut. This attitude comes from an employee mindset. I've been an employee for a total of 22 months of my adult life. I don't say this to brag. I'm quite unemployable, as my luck would have it. Consequently, I was basically shoehorned into figuring out how to make a living without clocking in and collecting a paycheck each week.

I am not going to bore you with all the details as to how I discovered I could make a living trading the markets. The bottom line is that along the way, making every rookie mistake that could be made (twice), I learned that the markets are just an extension of human behavior and nothing nearly as sophisticated or complicated as Wall Street would have Main Street believe.

I've been lucky enough to be able to share with you what I do each day, and I don't take this privilege for granted. As I have traveled the globe teaching and talking about the markets, it dawned on me that far too many traders and would-be traders were addicted. They're market junkies. I've heard stories about traders who arise in the early hours of the morning to trade; traders who have laptops in their bathrooms; traders who spend upwards ...

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