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Goals to Gold: Trading the football pitch for the financial markets by Lee Sandford

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Chapter Fifteen: Is Trading For You?

WHO ARE YOU? Are you a university graduate? Do you hold a PhD? Did you leave school at 16? Do you have no formal education? Are you male? Female? Young? Old? Retired? A parent? Married? Single?

Whatever your answers, they have absolutely no bearing at all on whether you will be a successful trader. The only thing that will determine whether you are a successful trader is your ability to learn some simple rules and follow them with rigid discipline.

Are you a Betsy or an Alice? Be honest with yourself. If you know you’re a Betsy, trading is probably not for you at the moment. However, just because you’re a Betsy today, it doesn’t mean you can’t become an Alice down the line. Test yourself with other projects, ...

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