I am a software engineer with a basic background in Math.

I started learning forex trading recently, spent some time on technical analysis (japanese candlestick patterns, Fibonacci retracements, etc), but realized that I need something scientific. I thought trading must not be that simple : looking at a chart, recognizing a pattern, waiting for the confirmation, and then enter a trade.

After doing some research I found out that quantitative/financial mathematics is the concerned field of study for this matter (please, correct me if I'm wrong).

I work full-time and I can spend 4 - 6 hours a day to learn. Could you please guide me ? I really need to know what is true and what isn't, and what should I focus on, as an independent future trader.

Thank you

P.S : I have got this book Mathematical Methods For Foreign Exchange: A Financial Engineer's Approach to start with.