For equity day trading, is there a close estimate out there for a realistic daily average for gains as a percentage of capital? As an example, if I day trade with $50k and I am averaging $500 a day of profits, is that too high and insinuating that I am taking too much risk, or maybe is this figure too low because I am trading too cautious? More or less my question is, is there a basic formula as to what you should be making daily over a long period of time based on capital? My question stipulates that I don't reinvest gains. So, with $50k should I make $X and with $30k should I make $x and so on... I am not looking for random short term results, I am looking for long term (3yrs plus) of full time trading results. This might be a good tool for people to gauge if they are on track and not risking too much or too little based on capital. Thanks everyone!