Referring to trading is a broad term used to describe an industry containing far too many sub-sets to explain in detail. Some of the more known instruments of trade include; Share Trading, Options or Derivatives, CFDs, ETFs, Commodities sometimes called Futures, FOREX and Equities, just to name a few. It can also include personal items for sale and even domain name trading.
When asking the question, is it possible to become a consistent successful trader, one really should be asking about your willingness to becoming a dedicated student first. They are intrinsically linked. Trading is no more than a skill that needs to be learnt and mastered. How that skill is developed is always up to you.Typically, option trading is made out to be complicated, hard to learn and reserved only for the sophisticated investor. As I discovered, it does not need to be that difficult. You just need to be humble enough to become a good student. If you connect with the right mentor, someone who has already achieved success, your progress will be greatly enhanced.