I'm not a new or experienced pilot, but I have spent some time within the Eve universe, and the one thing that has always been beyond me was trading.
I've tried it but failed miserably and lost alot of isk in the process. My first attempt as a character straight out of creation was to fly around checking prices on something that everyone needs. In my particular case I just chose something cheap and easy like Antimatter Charge S. I flew around and found a batch being sold at 8.00 isk per unit. So I bought 50ks worth thinking that on average I see it being sold for about 12-14 isk per unit and I could make a profit, small as it may be. So I flew around some more checking around for a station selling at the lowest price per unit and found one in a .4 station selling at 210.00 isk per unit. I figured jackpot, I'll dock there and sell. I docked and went to hit the sell button, then adjusted the price I was selling per unit and hit the 'ok' button. I was stopped, essentially being told I could not sell it above the regional market average, etc etc. I then looked at the buy orders in the lower box of the market pane and saw that there were buyers buying the item for 7.06 isk per unit, and due to this I could not sell my load for as much as I had wanted.
I am sure I am doing something wrong or misunderstanding the entire process as a whole, but for the sake of thinning down the noob population, any and all help would be much appreciated =)