Paying for a service or using free info can help. Can also hurt by not leading you anywhere.
If any service or thread that is free or paid doesnt show itself to be profitable with clear rates of returns based on the techniques it is teaching then it may be providing you with only 10 to 20% of what you need.
They will be useful…but most tend to only provide you with individual tools but not a clear plan on how to use them.
Its kinda like being given the tools to build a house without a blueprint or model of what it looks like or step by step instructions on how to use each tool. You can end up building a boat, a shed or a dog house instead of the house.
In forex, you can be told to identify Support and Resistance, Candlesticks etc. But if you arent told how to use them together, then you may end up profitable in the short term alone.
Identify a trader, service or mentor that is profitable with a clear plan on how to trade using the tools and techniques they teach. Otherwise you can end up wasting your time unnecessarily for years.
It can be fun and exciting to learn from various people and on your own. But if it is based on tools that you are not taught how to use correctly with a Clear Strategy thst is Profitable, that time and money spent may not be productive.