In most fields, studying the patterns of success is a standard way to learn. So when people come to financial markets they try the same approach. All new investors get busy investigating how the wealthy investors made their money in the stock market. They want to know the secret behind the winning strategies. But investing is a world of counterintuitive ways.
All successful investors and traders have made their money in widely varying ways and more often than not, their strategies often contradict each other. If one market pro vouches for his winning method, another market savant would seem to oppose it ardently. Jim Paul, in his book What I Learned Losing A Million Dollars, writes —
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