In trading the money is not in opinions it is in following the actual price action and going where it takes you.
The long term money is not in the big bets it is in controlling your risk so you can keep some profits.
The money is not in being the genius who calls the top it is in being the trend rider who made the money on the way up.
In Bull Markets the money is on the long side.
In Bear Markets the money in on the short side.
The money is in riding the monster stocks up.
The money is in shorting the junk stocks that are in a death spiral.
The big money is in buying the right stock option, the small money is in selling the right stock option.
Money is made in the market with your discipline.
Money is generated through focus, faith, and following a robust system.