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How Come Trading Programs Cost so Much
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By: David Adams Email Article
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There is no shortage of trading programs available at the current time. A simple search on Google will turn out hundreds of programs for a perspective trader’s perusal. Of course, there is a certain level of "sticker shock" when the perspective trader investigates the price of some of the programs. Some of the more famous programs may cost as much as $5000, sometimes more. The question is a simple one, how does a relatively simple program and up costing so very much?

This is no easy question to answer in common sense terms. Many program owners would argue that their training programs will allow you to make far in excess of $5000, so they're program is worth every penny you pay for it. I suppose that's a fairly logical answer, though I find it a bit confusing.

In the real world, (to which the Internet bears no resemblance) programs and produce are priced according to the amount of labor, raw materials, and marketing expenses associated with the program. That particular model has been in existence since the beginning of capitalism. Granted, there have been exceptions to this pricing model, one need only look at the pharmaceutical industry to see this exception in action. So we can deduce from this accession that prices can be set to whatever the market will bear. In cases like this, utility and cost inputs are thrown to the wayside and whatever a consumer is willing to pay will determine the price of a given commodity.

So the logical conclusion must be that consumers are willing to pay $5000 to learn this highly valuable information contained in these expensive trading courses. There is a problem with that though, because most of the information in these courses is fairly generic in nature and the oscillators and indicators used are readily available on most trading Internet sites. Granted, the specific implementation or methodology used to coordinate the oscillators and indicators may be, in fact, proprietary information. With my examination of the utilization of most of the indicators and oscillators, their coordination didn't indicate an overly sophisticated methodology.

There is one important variable that would be worth $5000, though none of the courses I examined offered this option. I think it is important for all trading students to have a qualified mentor at their side to encourage and assist them during the difficult learning process. As any experienced trader will tell you, the market is a difficult creature to understand and highly illogical in nature. Things are not always as they seem, or as they ought to be according to our understanding of common sense. But common sense is not a word you would normally associate with the markets, so ongoing mentorship from a qualified trader is indeed an important commodity and in my opinion a rationale for charging $5000 for a trading course. Apparently though I am the only one that feels this way for this was not a commonly offered benefit in the course offerings that I examined.

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