Fellow Forum Members, Every Forex book I have read insists that a Standard trading account should not be setup with nothing less than $100,000. However, on the other side of the spectrum, I have also heard that some traders have been successful at making a $25,000 initial investment grow to $250,000 in one year's time. In my case all of the seed money I can afford is $25,000. I have been practicing with demo accounts and live mini accounts for close to a year now and I have about a 80% success rate. I want to move up to a Standard Account now. My plan is to just shoot for 100 Pips a week which is all I need to survive on and also put some money away for a rainy day. I would appreciate hearing stories of success or ruin from traders out there who started out with a $25,000 Standard Account. My goal is simple. I just want to prove to myself that I'm not being totally wreckless by electing to start out with a $25,000 Standard account. Any advice will be greatly appreciated, because it's weighing heavy on my mind that I'm setting myself up for failure with a $25K Standard Account eventhough my trading journal tells me to go for it. Thanks in advance to all.