To the OP: This thread is lame. Everything said here is so clichÃ© and has been said a thousand times before by a thousand other traders. I'm a new trader and, even though itâs all true, I'm sick of hearing about risk management, finding your personal strategy and that 95, 97, 98 or 99.9% of people fail (everyone says a different percentage). Yes, this site is good at times but many times I come on here looking for new information and don't find any because there are so many threads and posts exactly like this one. If you really want to help new traders out, actually discuss and help us learn about the markets instead of just telling us they will eat us alive. In case you were wondering, I was making money swing trading within the first month of opening my account (about 4 months ago).