Why You Can’t Learn Trading From YouTube Videos

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What is the best way to learn how to trade stocks? Most new traders have HUGE misconceptions about the beginning of the trading journey.  Most think that they just need to buy a course or watch YouTube videos, get the strategies, and then open up a brokerage account and start banking.

They can be great supplemental tools, but there is so much more to trading than what can be taught in a YouTube video. No one became a consistently profitable trader after just watching someone’s YouTube channel.

Difficult professions like trading cannot be mastered from something as non-interactive as a video. How many surgeons do you know who learned surgery from watching a few videos and joining a chatroom?

If you want to exponentially shorten your learning curve, you need ongoing mentorship and get actionable feedback from experienced traders. You need an interactive learning environment.

This video lesson will break down the best methods to learn how to trade stocks, what works well, and what doesn’t:

Mentorship vs YouTube Videos

Trading is will probably be the hardest endeavor you will ever attempt. The journey to profitability is filled with highs and lows. After watching the video you will have a billion questions, and you don’t have anyone who can answer them!

There is a 1% chance they will answer by email or even if you join their chatroom and send them a PM. Buying someone’s course or watching their videos doesn’t mean they are your mentor. No one is there to guide you throughout your trading journey or help you correct the mistakes you’re making.

A true mentor is someone you can reach by phone and is there for you during every stage of your trading journey. YouTube videos and recorded courses fail to give you personalized attention to become a profitable trader and shorten your learning curve. The path to consistently profitable trading is not a linear process. You need a mentor to guide you through the ups and downs:

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Working Smart vs Working Hard

One of the biggest issues we find that aspiring traders run into: They don’t know exactly WHAT they do in order to improve their trading. We have hard-working traders enter our course all the time. But they were using their time and effort inefficiently because they have never actually talked to an experienced trader, have one work with them and tell them what they needed to do to fix their issues.

For example, we will have new traders come into our course that uses a trade journal religiously. They were uploading all their trades at the end of the week like they were supposed to, but couldn’t figure out why they kept losing money. Once I looked over their trades, it was obvious that the trader was trading with too much emotion because his position sizes were too large. This approach helped our boot camp student Frank have his first $5000 day:

I told him to reduce his position sizes, and his trading results dramatically improved. But he would never have known this (or taken a lot longer to figure it out) until he had me look at his trades.

YouTube videos can’t be personalized. Every trader is a little bit different and has different issues. You need actionable feedback from experienced traders in order to actually fix the issues that prevent you from becoming a profitable trader.

Why We Offer Live Classes

This is why we offer live, interactive classes. We know that learning to trade stocks for a living is not an overnight process. And the learning curve becomes that much longer when you don’t have an interactive environment where you get direct feedback on how to improve.

Whichever mentor you chose, make sure you can find a proven trader to work with you.

That’s why we offer a 60-day boot camp and lifetime access to our community and mentors when you enroll.  I have spent 14 years teaching and refine this course to provide the educational material and mentorship to take you from a newbie/struggling trader to a profitable one!

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