Updated: May 18, 2019
Learning about the markets is not as easy as you would think. The same rules as in your ordinary life does not apply here.
No doubt you've seen one of your stocks drop like a rock, even though the numbers look great. Or as a Forex trader you probably went long US dollar on the fantastic results of the NFP report, just too see the the dead presidents dive like an eagle two seconds later. Nothing is carved in stone when it comes to the financial markets.
Becoming a better trader is like evolution itself. You grow and change gradually over time.
Talking about stocks, trading and the markets is always fun and interesting. You get to hear some stimulating ideas and fresh opinions. But that's all it is, ideas and opinion, nothing more.
The internet is full of "real traders" holding seminars, trading coaches traveling the world, and trading gurus sitting on the hood of their (borrowed) Ferrari. Just assume that their all full of it, until proven otherwise. It's very easy to be affected by other people, and this will inhabit your development as a trader.
You can learn a lot from other people. Use other traders views to develop yourself.
Grow from your own experiences, listen to your gut, and learn from your mistakes. Your trading should fit your personality, you know yourself better than anyone else.
Read books, study charts, and learning by doing are the actions you need to take if you want to reach your goals. Make your own strategies and follow your plan.