I had spent over 8 years on day trading and finally developed computer software having an edge, out of sample back tested on 5 years minute by minute data. That's good news for me, the bad news is I am out of trading capital. In the last 8 years I lived on the money I made from part time trading while I was a computer programmer. I have been looking for a job for a while, but the job market is tight, plus my computer skill is out date. I know there are some experienced traders here. Has anyone had similar experience ? Spending many years searching for an edge, but out of money when finally "got it" ? If so how did you find money and rise up again ? I wish I were a pretty women so I could sell my body for a while to raise money. But ... Thanks for sharing your experience with me. If you want to call me a loser, I'll say "yes I am and thanks for reminding me."