Looking for help and information from the more experienced and knowledgable traders. I am 59, recently laid off and am looking for a new career to take me into retirement. I have been dabbling in trading for the last five months and even took an options course, but have had limited success. Can I really make a living trading, and if so what is it going to take, and where do I get the needed information or training? I love the idea of being a trader, and have no qualms about sitting in front of my computer 8 hours a day. I think I can be disciplined where required. I am leaning toward equities and would prefer short term swing trading verses day trading. But, am really looking for what I can make a living at. I would appreciate any help and info from those more knowledgable. Listed below are some questions I have (assuming that it is possible to make a living from trading): 1. What are the best books, videos, web sites or cd's to learn from? 2. Are there seminars or courses that would be well worth the expense? 3. How much capital will I need to work with? 4. What are the more profitable or proven systems, and where can I find info on them? 5. Is this web site geared more toward the part time or the full time trader? 6. What are the best sources of charts, platforms, brokerages and software for swing traders? Appreciate your help.