I will try to add something new to this thread (so many great comments):
1. Access to Benzinga, the scanners and real conversation about what we're seeing and potentially how to interpret them (thanks Carlos and Norm)
2. Fairly in-depth coverage of financial news and some suggestions about how stocks have traded in the past (thanks Norm)
3. I have read three or four books on patterns and technical analysis. I have learned more from William than everywhere else combined.
4. The videos are worth the price of admission alone.
5. There are some fundamental differences in approach to trading by the moderators. I truly appreciate and have learned from each and every one of you.
6. The ability to ask quick or in-depth questions no matter how simple or complex, and get answers.
This last thing is particularly important: The absence of Bro Culture. Learning how to trade can be very stressful at times. I sincerely appreciate the commitment to inclusion and diversity.
In the past, I have made the mistake of trading like Andrew while on sim. I figured out I was being influenced by his behavior, so now, while trading live, I listen to him until the bell, then I turn off the sound. When I am done trading, I turn the sound back on and catch his recap. That has made a world of difference. I still get to learn, I still get to make my own decisions, and I don't feel alone. I really appreciate being part of this group.