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viltsu:
What is your education? Do you think you can use your education to take advantage in Forex?

I have only a slight education, but I think, no school can teach forex, not even business schools. But I have been wrong many times before.

999cjb:

--- Quote from: viltsu on June 30, 2013, 07:00:26 AM ---What is your education? Do you think you can use your education to take advantage in Forex?

I have only a slight education, but I think, no school can teach forex, not even business schools. But I have been wrong many times before.

--- End quote ---

To have a chance of succeeding in Forex you need a reasonable command of mathematics and good common sense. Frankly, with these, you have enough ability to succeed in many careers.
 

websmith:
higher education, an engineer in the field of thermal physics

eurosmarter:

--- Quote from: 999cjb on June 30, 2013, 07:40:42 AM ---
--- Quote from: viltsu on June 30, 2013, 07:00:26 AM ---What is your education? Do you think you can use your education to take advantage in Forex?

I have only a slight education, but I think, no school can teach forex, not even business schools. But I have been wrong many times before.

--- End quote ---

To have a chance of succeeding in Forex you need a reasonable command of mathematics and good common sense. Frankly, with these, you have enough ability to succeed in many careers.

--- End quote ---

Strongly agree.

donnaforex:
University dropout here... but never stopped studying all my life, just focusing on things other than my degree (which was economics with mathematics). I do have a high IQ (>150) but not sure how significant that is.

As far as trading goes, you need a certain level of intelligence, i don't think you can measure this intelligence based on someone's education (or IQ even), especially not when we are talking about people with high level qualifications in totally unrelated subjects like English (a worthwhile qualification of course but little use to trading!). A lot of trading is more about emotional intelligence, self awareness, self control, organisation, psychology, as much as knowledge of maths, economics, chart reading or whatever else... it all needs to come together. I'm not just talking your basic 'know yourself' type of stuff, this is about really getting to grips with the whole condition of being human and the impact of this on trading. We are talking of throwing two very different skill sets together here which wouldn't normally be seen on the same page as each other, it's a very tough obstacle to overcome, and the way we are often educated only makes this worse.

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