Am I allowed to learn about trading stocks on Chol Hamoed.
does it matter if 1) I wont have the time or patience to do it at other times of the year
2) I am not doing it for a parnassah rather as a hobby (I dont ENJOY it but it’s a hobby and I want to do it)
Although it is not in the spirit of Chol Hamoed, it is technically permitted. te fact that you don’t have time or pateince at other times is not a lenient factor but rather a factor to make it theoretically more problematic, because we should not be leaving work in order to do it on Chol Hamoed.
I don’t know what the differance between enjoy it and want to do it is.