I get this common question all the time from beginners who are wanting to know "how to get started" with trading the financial markets. Should these new traders get started with stocks? What about options or Forex? Maybe the beginner trader is wondering about cryptocurrency or futures. What should you learn how to trade first? That's a very wise question to be asking and something that I hope all beginner traders are considering. The tricky thing with the question is while it is totally logical and wise, it's actually not right. What do I mean? Let me show you what you should first learn about as a trader. Whether you are wanting to be a day trader, swing trader, or investor, there is one area of the market that you first need to focus on. By focusing on this area of the market you will expand your horizons and flexibility in regards to your money making opportunities as a trader. What do I mean? Let me show you the one question you need to be able to answer and the tool that you can use in order to help you answer it. Know how to answer this question and you can then move into trading whatever financial asset you'd like.