There is an old army saying that says, “being tired, cold and hungry makes cowards of us all.” If your desire is to learn to trade e-minis there are certain times in your life that are conducive to the learning process. There are also times in your life that any attempt to learn to trade e-minis can easily result in a resounding failure. To be sure, I get more than my share of individuals who at a point in their lives that usually sabotages a new traders chance at success. To put it simply; if you are at a point in your life when you absolutely must make money, trading is not the game for you.
Learning to trade in a pressure-packed atmosphere puts undo stress on the trader and should be avoided. This phenomenon is a matter of common sense; entering a profession with an astronomical failure rate and expecting to excel without any prior training is just asking too much. After all, the trader is required to do extremely well in a craft where he/she has little or no training. The outcome is a foregone conclusion; failure is imminent. The majority of individuals with whom I speak are often in desperate straights and see trading as a “hail mary” that will miraculously rescue them from financial catastrophe.