Why Learning to Trade is So Difficult Compared to Other Skills

The Duomo Initiative
10 min readSep 18, 2023

Take a look at these different activities:

On the left, we have a kid’s chess tournament; on the right, the World Chess Championship.

On the left, a kid winning a science fair for their research on bacteria in space; on the right is an astronaut studying bacteria in space.

On the left, an amateur Sunday league football team; on the right, the greatest football team ever 😉.

What do we see in each of these cases?

People operate at their own level and thrive. Children compete against children, professionals against professionals, and amateurs against amateurs.

With most other complex skills, you develop in environments that match your ability level or age group. Eventually, you might progress to face off against the elites. That’s not the case with trading. You’re always in the deep end.



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