I know that approach is one of the most important things in whatever you do so I'd like to know what the best approach would be for a complete beginner who wants to get into trading. Which books should I read? what sort of software should I get? How much money do I need to get started? Are there any good training sites out there? Is it worth playing around with those stock market simulators? Thanks in advance for the answers and preferably a step by step approach is what I'm looking for