Do you not think that a skilled individual can learn about markets with the demo? Finding news sources that effect your niche is better than relying on your broker advice, is it not? I am sure that the more you read the better... and brokers have desire to make more money for their members... But sometime i think that to best learn is to look at news yourself in real time and then look at how the market adjusts. Start reading about theory of why, and start make your theory.