This is so true. My dad has worked in finance for his whole life and I think it has been a waste of his time. As a small time dealer there is no point even trying to bet your money on the market. Most of the time prices are determined by the heavyweights who basically own the market. You cannot predict what their moves are going to be. So why waste your time being small fry, staring at a computer screen watching numbers go up and down?