In this day and age, you see such a lot of advertisements for forex and equity trading platforms as never before. A new global multi-billion dollar market is rising up. And it is aimed at you. It looks easy to invest and make a profit. Likewise, living the life of freelancer who does not need to work, because your money works instead of you. You just sit in front of a notebook, a tablet or even a mobile device, then click and earn. Never was it so easy to buy and sell different currencies, stocks or commodities. You do not even need some huge cash or money at all. Leverage is king this present day. And leverage is also the start of your fall. But do not fool yourself. I have encountered numerous young people who consider they may be able to earn just by investing or trading. They do not see forex markets or stock exchanges as places where only hard work is rewarded. That is not surprising. You watch the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street” and see how implausible, funny and easy that life is. Before that movie, there was the TV series “Capital City”, full of smart guys and women with now obsolete computers and phones, who were able to fend off stress and earn some huge cash. My dream was to be like them. And that’s the dream for many others. Once you become a trader in a bank, you easily move to another dream. Not to be an employee, but to be an employer. To have your own trading outlet. To earn for yourself and not for a bank. And that’s the crossroads that everyone has to encounter in order to make a choice which way to go. One is more exciting, one is safer. But that is not so important. All stories here are based on hard facts, on things I have seen with my own eyes.