I have tried to make this book an enjoyable read of somewhat stogy information with a little humor mixed in for some fun. I do things a little differently so that traders just beginning can understand what it takes right away. The language is simple for everyone to understand and I keep industry jargon to a minimum, you don't need a PhD in finance to understand what is in this book. Here is what you can learn from this book: What it takes to become a long term successful investor and trader in today fast moving financial markets. How to build wealth by identifying the right companies before others do and use some scanning techniques to give you an edge over others who are looking at the same charts you are. The book explains in most cases, why having criteria makes sense to have in your trading plan and why you need it. Learn to identify great companies to invest in for the long term as well as swing trade for short term income.I take the complexities of learning investing and swing trading and pare it down to the essentials. It does not have to be long and complicated to give you the basic information you need to actually make money trading financial assets. It is all up to you though, to take the information provided here and act on it with a vengeance if you want make money right away once you begin trading live with real money, I absolutely believe you will be a better and more prepared investor and trader after reading this entire book.When you are done reading this book you will have an excellent basic explanation of what and what not to do before you even study anything or do any kind of education. The basic information in this book will put you on the fast track to becoming a successful self-directed investor and trader.