Yes I have met in person two with big fat accounts. Both I knew them for casualty and not for something Forex related.
One girl in her early 40’s so humble you wouldn’t believe she is such a master of the markets. She trades from home and been doing that for eight years.
Then there’s this guy also in his 40’s who traded for a propietary firm, left that to trade from home six years ago, and now he’s so bored of trading alone that he’s looking to organize a trading floor in order to trade with more people.
I’m in a local meet up group where you can find everything. I’ve only gather twice with that group. I’ve met those who are profitable but still have a job and those who don’t have a clue but have the will to succed.
I’ve also met those who claim they know/have it all just to immediately realize their ego needs to be raised or they need to sell you something.
Lol you’d be amazed at what you can find in this city! I was and still I am!
I post this because I’ve seen this question being asked several times, and I do understand you. In my early stages I was as skeptical as you probably are right know, and it’s great that you try to get as much information as you can before commiting your time and effort to this.
My recommendation. Make the wise decisions, always inform yourself as much as you can. If you are currently working or studying, commit yourself half time to learn and practice forex. Take two years to dive into this. There’s no rush. Take it as if you were studying a master degree. It totally compares to that and at the end if you wish you can get a certification.
Everything you need is in here and for free! I still amazed myself when I look for information in the babypips school. You have no idea how valuable is the information in there. At first something were so difficult for me to understand, but now that I have a better idea I find babypips school like a free easy and fun piece of gold. Don’t underestimate it.
Find a method that suits you the most, do your own research, read books, and practice. Time is a filter by itself by letting you know if you really want it or not. Maybe you lose interest and move on, or maybe you get caught by the amazing career this is, and continue to learn.
It’s not easy, it’s going to be hard, but it’s totally worth it.