I've recently forego my previous goals in order to pursue forex trading instead. I'd like to share my journey in what I hope will be a successful forex endeavor of mine. I feel that this is a very large market and even though statistics show that more than 70% of forex traders are losing big time, I think that with the right knowledge, skills and discipline; I can also be successful at it. I started reading and learning about forex on my own 2-3 months ago and now have a basic grasp on Fundamental and Technical analysis and about Forex in general. Here are the books that I've read from cover to cover, so far. Adventures of a Currency Trader - by Rob Booker Currency trading for dummies - by Mark Galant Getting started in currency trading - by Michael Archer and Jim Bickford I've also gone through all the tutorials at babypips. Now, here are my short-term goals: I've just started reading the book "Forex Trading for Maximum Profit' by Raghee Horner, so I expect to finish reading it after 2 weeks or less. Read more books on Forex. Sign-up for dummy accounts with a few Forex brokers. I've only signed up with Saxobank, so far. Develop a trading plan. Backtest the trading plan and also test it real-time using the dummy accounts. Modify the trading plan accordingly. Make the mistakes that traders most commonly make and learn from them. So far, I've already made the following mistakes while using the Saxobank dummy account: Trying to pick tops and bottoms. Not selling a losing position. Getting emotionally involved in a trade. Putting all my eggs in one basket. Determine what kind of trading I'm more suited for - Short-term (Scalper) or Intermediate-term. Select a broker and trade with real money but only after 2 months of trading with dummy account and with above 60% winning trades. My long-term goal would be to become a billionaire of course LOL. Seriously speaking, my long-term goals are as follows: Keep learning about Forex and about other money-making opportunities. Consistently have more winning trades than losing ones. Minimize the amount of risk on losing trades. Adhere and stick to my trading plan no matter what. Create and test more trading plans in the hope of arriving at my ideal trading plan.