Trading isn’t easy. Mastering the stock market is a long and challenging journey.
If you’re overwhelmed by everything you need to learn to succeed, I want you to know I’m here to support you.
And while It’s true that there are a variety of technical skills you must overcome to win as a trader, there’s also a silver lining to consider…
Now is the best time in history to learn the art of options trading!
Think about it…
Just 20 years ago, ‘open outcry’ trading was the norm. To be an options trader, you would’ve had to move to Chicago or New York and show up in person on an exchange floor every weekday morning.
Then, you’d have to fight tooth and nail to the front of the line, screaming at the top of your lungs, hoping to get your paper orders in before the (taller) guy in front of you.
Now, we can all trade in peace from the comfort of our homes. No more screaming.
And that’s not the only way technology has made trading more convenient (but more on that later)…
There are several reasons why now is the best time in history to be a trader.
Keep reading and I’ll break them down…
Online Brokerage Platforms
It’s easy to take our mobile brokerage platforms for granted…
For many of us, that’s all we know. From our earliest days trading, we were online.
But it wasn’t long ago that online trading wasn’t even a thing…
If you wanted to trade pre-2000, you had to a) get a Series 7 license and trade in person or b) execute your trades through a licensed stockbroker.
This created a barrier to entry for many would-be traders, insulating the markets from anyone other than seasoned professionals.
(SHOCKING) From 9-5 Cubicle to Millionaire Trader
This millionaire trader used to work in a place just like this and woke each morning hating the boring cesspool he called “work”…
Fast forward 10 years later…
He’s gone from underpaid accountant to sitting on nearly $4 million in trading profits.
And it’s all thanks to 1 bizarre “switch” he made to his trading strategy that helps him nail 100%… 200%… and even 400% trades in less than 24 hours.
In fact, he recently did a live training session unveiling this crucial “switch” and how he’s been able to reap nearly $1 million per year since implementing it.
That’s why for a limited time he’s agreed to make this training session open to the public…
But with the invention of the personal computer (and then the internet) came a revolution for retail trading…
No longer were non-licensed traders prevented from speculating. All they had to do was open a brokerage account and with a few clicks of a button, they were trading.
Online trading allowed many people to enter the markets who never would’ve considered it before. Parents, part-time workers, and even high school students started trading once it was free and available online.
Take my mentor, Tim Sykes, for example…
He started trading in high school with $12,000 of his Bar Mitzvah money. By the time he graduated college, he’d grown that initial stake to over $2 million.
But Sykes never would’ve been able to achieve what he has in the stock market — or even considered it — had online trading not been invented yet.
If you wanna learn the stock market skills that made Sykes a millionaire — sign up for his Trading Challenge!
Access to Information
Executing trades isn’t the only thing that online trading allowed retail traders to do…
Once brokerage platforms went online, they opened the floodgates of market information and technical analysis.
Finally, millions of retail traders had access to the same charts and information that the pros did.
Think about it…
Before the invention of the internet, how would you have researched information on the stock market?
Other than going to the library and reading for hours, or professionally entering the field, you would’ve been pretty much out of luck.
But now, you can know every single piece of public information about a company with a few simple keystrokes.
In other words, information technology leveled the trading playing field.
Consider, for a moment, the infamous GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) short squeeze of 2021…
It all started on Reddit’s r/WallStreetBets (WSB) message board, which didn’t even exist until 2012.
Retail traders used the exchange of market information and the power of collaboration on WSB to crack the markets in a way never seen before (or since).
But this wouldn’t have been possible just ten years ago.
The GME squeeze is another example of why now is the best time to be a trader!
If it wasn’t for computers and online brokerage platforms, you most likely wouldn’t be trading (or trying to learn about the stock market at all).
Don’t take the technological tools you have for granted … use them to your advantage!
Revel in the fact that you’re learning to trade during a huge boom in trading technology. If you use it the right way, it could potentially give you a major edge.