After reading many posts which state 'a few blow outs before profitability' either as a warning or from experience. I have this question to pose to the forum. I have been trading for around half a year with no real issues. I was wondering if it is normally possible to transition beginner (zero experience) trader to expert without experiencing a blow out or some degree there of? Do even the best traders on wall street have to deal with it at some point in their careers? Thanks for any insights or opinions.