Graphical analysis is a big area of trading. Some swear by it! There are different types of graphical market representations: simple line, zone, bars, candlestick or "Japanese" charts. This last visualisation is widely used by traders because it allows to draw several pieces of information at the mere sight of the graph and potentially predict future prices.
Just like any activity, getting the hang of trading takes time. Trading blind, with no knowledge, can make a nasty dent in your savings.
Before embarking on the adventure that is personal trading and trying to live off it, one must ask oneself the following questions (and answer them clearly, preferably): What does becoming a self-employed trader mean? What does living off trading mean?
In recent years an important phenomenon has been at work, in the finance world as a whole, and in particular on the finance markets.