Would learning trading through cheap/free books and websites/forums be better than expensive courses?


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There are short 3-day courses which charge thousands of dollars for teaching you how to manage money. At these prices, they are even more expensive than the most expensive college in the U.S on a daily rate.

Will learning trading through free books borrowed from libraries and free websites and forums such as this one be just as effective? I am highly doubtful how much a person can learn within 3 days. How can one absorb so much knowledge within 3 days? Wouldn't taking time to absorb the knowledge through books and forums be more effective?

One good piece of advice I come across. Do experienced forummers agree?