And don't forget the Soul Crushing losses. Some of his post-live stream Q&As have been enlightening. 500k USD in a month. That changes you in ways I don't think any of us can. Which is also why he's so big on Risk Management.AusDoc said:A natural ability to read the market is a great talent to have. Alas, it is very rare.
ICT certainly reads markets very well but what he demonstrates is learned skill. It was hard-won by years of chart time, some trial and error and a lot of disciplined study. He has certainly made the journey from novice to expert and one could safely assume he possesses a range of talents and personal qualities that equipped him.
I would definitely not mistake this for some rare natural gift though. He may appear to just "see" trades but that isn't an accurate characterisation of what's going on. Even if he sometimes feels as though he just "sees" them, it is just the operation of learned expertise.
This is an important point and I hope people find it motivational. The fact is that if it were not the case then there would be little point in people following ICT's teaching. What he does can be learned and it can be taught.
And you Hopiplaka my friend, are well along your own journey to expertise. It is not always easy to be sufficiently self-aware to realise just how one thinks and processes data and for some who progress rapidly and possess a number of enabling skills and qualities it can be so elusive as to remain subconscious.