Hey Frenchie, your post made me laugh. Although real traders are usally pretty well educated these days, we get tons of neophytes who think they can trade without a university education. Then they post on various boards that trading " is the hardest thing you will ever do" and "95% of traders fail" etc. I can tell you one thing for sure, 95% of uneducated traders fail, but you get someone who has a four year degree and a year of training, and he/she will most likely make it. Your 80% number might be right. Hey just a few more days and I made it to another year. Amazing. I finally recognized you by the bias in your post, but whats with the handle? You finally lost weight?