With trading one can achieve an extremely high velocity of money-making. The key is to explore the road less traveled and apply critical thinking through deduction.Super open ended question.
If you've got good self control you can try day trading, it's basically owning your own business. I've worked with guys that made half a million a day, and they came in the next day like nothing happened and did it again. It's great if you can master it. It'll challenge you psychologically so make sure you're in a good place mentally and financially before trying.
The road most traveled is what would be defined as Conventional Wisdom. CW in the financial industry is designed for wealth transfer from the less-informed to the more-informed.
The market is controlled by the minority which can be proven by the majority of standing limits on the book going unfilled at market turning points. Whatever is happening now, smart money has already positioned itself and currently extracting profits.
In the light of this, one does have to start somewhere. A couple of beginner texts would include:
The little book of ______. A series of easily digestible strategies by Tuttle Press.
How to make Money in Stocks by the founder of IBD, WJON
How I made $1mil in the Stocks by Darvis
The promoted ROI of the S&P 500 benchmark is ~10-12% yoy. An advanced expert trader makes multiples of this intraday, day in day out.
The only way to achieve this is through direct observation, deductive critical thinking, applying Boolean math and doing drills to change perception.
Only a few have built their minds enough to have the capacity to actually ‘see’ the market.