I see and hear about undercapitalization in many business fields. I hear it a lot in trading offered as an excuse for failure. In my opinion, there is really no such thing. AT least thats where I wanna begin this thread. If you have a good system, and its scalable to absorb the risk you take, and you can absorb the trading related fees, then is there any such thing as the undercapitalized trader? I hear, experience personally, and read about so many different ideas of what amounts it takes to become successful. Whats the miniumum amount of capital you think it takes to trades successfully? Does anyone have personal experience starting with $5k and is now a career trader, and what of those that started with $500K, and flourish now. Id like to hear the different views.