Where should I start? (High IQ individual)


Hello to all.

I am Charles.

I would like to begin trading the financial markets.

I was a piano prodigy at the age of 6 years old. I passed my maths GCSEs whilst in primary school and A-level math shortly after, during high-school. I have a degree, Masters, and PhD. I am currently working as a programmer for a large well-known company. I excel in mathematics and have a very high IQ, therefore, I would be able to pick this up relatively quickly. I have next week off, and feel this would be sufficient.

I ask the forum: What should I do first?

I am a humble and generous person. In return — upon completing this education for my personal trading goals — I would be happy to provide my analysis for anyone in the forum who is struggling to make profits.


— Charles Martinson
 

jack

Administrator
Staff member
Hello and welcome.

I'm not gonna lie, your post really comes off like you're here to troll people.

If you are being sincere though, know that expecting to master the markets and algo trading within a week is unrealistic. Some of the smartest people in the world fail at trading despite both effort and intellect.

Anyway, what experience have you had so far in the financial world?
 

rod178

Well-Known Member
Hello to all.

I am Charles.

I would like to begin trading the financial markets.

I was a piano prodigy at the age of 6 years old. I passed my maths GCSEs whilst in primary school and A-level math shortly after, during high-school. I have a degree, Masters, and PhD. I am currently working as a programmer for a large well-known company. I excel in mathematics and have a very high IQ, therefore, I would be able to pick this up relatively quickly. I have next week off, and feel this would be sufficient.

I ask the forum: What should I do first?

I am a humble and generous person. In return — upon completing this education for my personal trading goals — I would be happy to provide my analysis for anyone in the forum who is struggling to make profits.


— Charles Martinson
The first requirement is that you are able to stand on one leg for 12 hours. Little known fact is that all the Greatest Traders, myself included, do this three time a day.

A very transparent Post for a supposedly (self reported) High IQ Individual

PS define High
 

sven

Active Member
The first requirement is that you are able to stand on one leg for 12 hours. Little known fact is that all the Greatest Traders, myself included, do this three time a day
I'm still on 2 legs and then only for 7hrs a day. I know I have much to learn.
 

gon

New Member
Hello to all.

I am Charles.

I would like to begin trading the financial markets.

I was a piano prodigy at the age of 6 years old. I passed my maths GCSEs whilst in primary school and A-level math shortly after, during high-school. I have a degree, Masters, and PhD. I am currently working as a programmer for a large well-known company. I excel in mathematics and have a very high IQ, therefore, I would be able to pick this up relatively quickly. I have next week off, and feel this would be sufficient.

I ask the forum: What should I do first?

I am a humble and generous person. In return — upon completing this education for my personal trading goals — I would be happy to provide my analysis for anyone in the forum who is struggling to make profits.


— Charles Martinson
Hi.

The high IQ is obviously a tool you have, but it will give you a dangerous over-confidence. Trading requires an effort similar to learn music and being able to play a piano song by reading a score sheet. A high IQ initially means nothing in terms of how a person will be except that oneself intellectual capacity will be higher than the average and your mind will be bigger in depth and height as well as in abstraction skills. Yes, you will see what others cannot, but that's all. You won't develop the neural patterns you need for trading without hard good practice.

Even if you are above the 99th percentile it will require if you are lucky 2-3 years of hard study and preparation.

Basically, anyone with an IQ above the 50th percentile can learn to trade through mentorship. If you want to trade alone and learn by yourself, I am pretty sure you should be above the 80th percentile to have a chance of success. So, being above the 99th percentile as you suggest is at least a guarantee that after a few years of study, training and research, you can beat the markets if you persist and commit seriously to your task.

But remember, trading is about methodology first and technique in the last place. The technique just relies on pattern-recognition.

Consider also that 90% of the retail traders never find their edge, and this is because trading involves many degrees of freedom, it is like finding the needle in the haystack.

No matter if you are above the 99th percentile, you will be the victim of the same dangers everyone falls in when trading. To avoid it you should read upfront and before just looking at what a chart is these two books:

- Trading in the Zone.
- Enhancing Traders Performance (Steenbarger)
 

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