In the course of interviewing hundreds of wealthy stock, option, and futures traders over the past year, I’ve had the privilege of hearing from some of the best independent traders in the world. I’ve asked them how they entered the trading business and how they learned how to make money consistently as a trader. I even asked how much money they make each year, and then hoped they wouldn’t hang up on me or throw something heavy in my direction. None of them did, though only one has allowed me to actually publish the answer to that question in this book. Nearly all of them graciously answered my direct, probing, and sometimes very personal questions.