This is an update to my original thread: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=219895&perpage=6&pagenumber=1 Cliffs of my original thread: - I'm an engineer who wanted to go into day trading at a prop firm - ET'ers convinced me it is not worth it Now I've decided to keep my day job for the time being. I have quite a bit of free time at my engineering job and I've been using it to read as many books as I can and learn as much as I can. Right now I'm paper trading the daily and weekly charts using a simple MACD crossover indicator in conjunction with EMA's. Still too early to tell if its profitable enough to go live. My goal in life is to find a career path that I have a passion for and can focus all of my energy on. Secondary goal is to make money. Third goal is freedom and autonomy. Trading allows me to reach all three goals. The following is my plan: - Continue to read as many books and threads as I can - Familiarize myself with a number of indicators to use - Paper trade until I feel comfortable going live - Go live with a small account to gain a feel for the psychology of trading that everybody seems to be talking about I just wanted to get some feedback from my fellow ET'rs. The responses I got from my original thread were extremely helpful in keeping me focused and on track. I just want to make sure I'm heading down the right path and not making newbie mistakes. Thanks in advance.