Trading individual stocks has been my full time profession for almost 7 years. I've made more money than I ever could have hoped for or expected. Confession #1 is I read the elitetrader site and sometimes even post. I think this is mainly due to bordeom. I'll follow with more confessions whenever I run out of anything else to do. Confession#2 is I believe very few people on this site actually make money. Confession#3 is I believe none of the gurus on this site or pretty much anywhere else can make money themselves or help anyone else do so over any extended period of time. I'd love to hear confessions from the other dozen or so successful traders on the site if u choose to share.