I am taking the plunge in the active trader status. I have a finance degree from Arizona State and am working as a Police Officer now. I never used my degree and its about 11 years old now. I still read national and world news and think about how things effect economies. I have recnetly read a few books, 3 to be exact to get my thinking up to speed. (What is your favorite book for beginers?) I am going to an e*trade seminar on Sept 28,06. Any advice on stock screening and generally getting started, plz post and or ask me further questions.