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Recently I had an email from someone who wanted to know if they were on the right "path" with the guild wars 2 trading post. He asked me to point him on the right path if his current ideas weren't the right way to play the marketplace.
It went something like this:
"I buy 20,000 of item X every day and make a three copper per transaction.I buy a dozen of item Y every day and make 20 silver per transaction.I buy a few of item Z every day and make 5 silver per transaction.But I can't seem to find the perfect market to play that could earn me great money."
Do you think that he is playing the trading post correctly? Is he on the right "path"?
Absolutely! But what he doesn't realize is why he's doing so well. The reason for his success is due to the fact that he plays more than one market. Any one day, Item Z could absolutely flop, but there he goes playing X and Y to more than make up for his losses. The right "path" for him to follow is to continue finding similar markets that are consistently profitable, as well as fine tuning the ones he already uses.
Suddenly, this player will have a portfolio of successful markets. Same goes for playing the stock market. You manipulate individual stocks, but you also use them to build a mighty portfolio.