One can think they know or will know how to trade Forex good enough to quit there job/jobs within short time, well the answer to that is, most likely you will not be able to do that, not only in short term though in your long term goals also. I firstly gave myself 2 years to teach myself and learn from others in order to trade full time. I was out by a long shot! Even though my 2 years worth of trading came to an end and I still did not have it all, I did know this! I knew I was at the beginning of something big for myself and my time was not wasted. The fact that I studied very hard and everyday, gave me such good insights into the markets and there makers, I was standing solid as far as knowing the right things around price action, how the dealers deliver price and work themselves around it. The only things I did not have in place for myself then, was a sound trade model system and risk system in place. I some what knew I could design more of that once I knew why price does what it does, where & when, then I created the correct trading plans to that knowledge and skill set. Fortunately for me I recently had a programmer (full access member) contact me about helping me put my models to quick insertion into the mt4 charts, instead of me drawing the required things I draw in order to scout out the best possible trade set up for the day. He in fact said to me he couldn't stand watching me draw and create "by hand" in the charts and knew that he could do something about that for me. As it is now, my trade models enable me to go over the instruments fairly quickly and see who's up for a party today. Having the right tools on board with the knowledge & trading experience has bolstered me into a professional trading career, one that is a business and is run like clockwork day in day out.