It seems difficult to understand the true meaning of “rabbit hole” until you enter an activity such as trading. While it is true that we have close to 100,000,000 articles floating the internet explaining the key differences, or just “advantages”, of one market, strategy or instrument versus the other, the vast majority are essentially bullet-point combinations of Wikipedia facts. So I thought it would be fun to put together a strategy for alternative selection centered around one’s abilities: intellectual, emotional and tangible. There are huge benefits to taking a back door approach, versus the common “wow, that seems great” first impression so many of us have when introduced to certain markets. This article has as much to do with making an intelligent strategy and instrument selection as it does with productivity, enthusiasm and knowledge. I have found these to all be very tightly intertwined. Over the years on this site, I have done my…

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