27. What Do I Really Need to Get Started?

In today’s computerized, networked, and instant world, the trading advantages go to those who make the best use of the best technology. Yet, the markets themselves are the same under their flashy surfaces as they were hundreds of years ago. Those with assets make deals with those who do not have them. Supply and demand still rule. While the sheer size and scope of the markets has become more than a person can monitor and analyze by hand, we can still apply the same concepts to them with basic technology. Do we need four computer screens, live data, a spreadsheet model, and streaming news? The professionals might. You do not. You are not doing this full time. You are not even relying on technical ...

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