If you get a job and save $ 1000 then you have $ 2000. That's a 100 % gain! I think it is much easier to make 100 % gains by working and saving than by trading. It's the rich guys that have to speculate. The rich guys can't get a job and double $ 10 million in a year, most paychecks are not that big.The rich guys have to invest in something to witness growth of capital. I remember wanting to get any job at the exchange just to learn, to learn the pit behavior or the trading floor behavior. You might want to get any job at the trading floor for experience, for money, and to make friends. Likely every road leads somewhere.