I just bought a book off of Amazon called "Forex Patterns and Probabilities". It's a book that's suited for beginners and intermediate forex traders. As I've mentioned before, I'm working full time and I'm still working on my poker game at night. I'm a little hesitant to pick something else up because I hate focusing on something else before becoming really good at what I'm currently doing and my poker game definitely still needs some work. But there's a part of me that feels I should be learning something else outside of poker on my free time.
I've been thinking a lot about a topic that Somnius mentioned in the private forum about how poker players never getting the respect they deserve and it's so true. Even if I was as successful as lots of the people here, I will never get the respect of my family which is very important to me. Sure, my friends will be intrigued and strangers will be envious. But if my family can't respect what I'm doing, then it's hard for me to carry on and be successful at it because my mind is constantly occupied by my worry of my family's perception.
I guess that's the biggest reason for my interest in Forex. It's more socially accepted and it's a form of gambling in it's own right
Yes, I know, I'm weak for caring about what people think, but when you're talking about family, not a whole lot else matters. I do trade stocks, but they're slow and usually I buy for the long term. So I need something to fill those in between times. I'm not saying I'm giving up poker and I'm no where near that stage, but I'd just like to broaden my horizons a bit, so I can stop lying to my in-laws about what I'm doing with my time while my wife is studying. It's a bit of a cover, but I really wish I didn't have to use one. Hopefully I can find Forex interesting and be very profitable at it...all while improving my poker game. We'll see if I'm taking on too much and putting too much pressure on myself.
Anyways, I'm going to stop rambling. If my post didnt' make any sense, then you'll understand how confused my thoughts are these days. Ahh....it was nice to get that all out.
Thanks for reading.