Serving a trading apprenticeship The Wyckoff method of trading stocks part 13 by Jack K. Hutson
Anyone studying the stock market intends to remove themselves from the ranks of the public that
dabbles with luck as their foremost rule of operation. A true student of the market doesn't graduate into
actual trading before completing a self-imposed apprenticeship where experience becomes the teacher.
Experience hones practical skills such as the timing of trades and also builds the mental attitude that
allows a trader or investor to think clearly and follow an analysis to its conclusion. If you, as a student of
the Wyckoff Method, were embarking into an apprenticeship alone, experience could be a hard and
painful lesson. But Wyckoff offers a comprehensive package of detours around the common pitfalls that
so often sidetrack beginning technical analysts into frustration.
Here, we'll discuss how to approach practical skills and later examine the mental and emotional attributes
a technical analyst should encourage.