The idea of trading the financial markets looks very rosy to many. You do not require any degree or qualifications for it, you do not require much capital for it, you do not require an office for it, you do not need to be going from door to door selling, you do not need to be wearing a suit and tie to sit in office and work.
You just require a computer connection and an account with a broker to trade. You get high leverage which might be even 10 to 20 times in currencies or 5 times in commodity and equity markets. You can trade till closing of the market for the day and quit your positions and go home empty and sleep.