The great thing with trading FX, or any asset class for that matter, is that you really dont need to be a smart individual in terms of educational background. It really is open to anyone who enjoys problem solving and has a basic understanding in maths. Lets face it, there really is no need to know complex formulas or algebra, you don’t need to know the meaning of advanced statistics. You just need to have an open mind and the ability to enjoy problem solving, as long as you can clearly understand how to quantify all your trading activities then you certainly tick the vast majority of the required criteria.
The problem is that the big commercial funds really only take on top dog graduates from the worlds most prestigious university’s - they can of course do this because the demand for such a job (mainly because of the huge average salary and benefits) greatly out weighs the supply of positions on offer. As a result this has created a stigma attached to trading and/or financial speculating which suggests you really have to be one of the most educated people going.