I started a stock trading journal but I also trade the FX markets and I would prefer to post those trades separately here. A little about me: Late 40's Trading for the last 6 years. Lost a small fortune trying to figure it all out. Lost 3 good women. Lost alot of valuable time. Lost a lot of good hair. Finally started becoming profitable late last year with some consistency. I have a small account because I almost went bankrupt from 5 years of no income and I'm slowly building it back but it will take at least 3 more years from my calculations. My net expenses including cost of living and trading losses over the first 5 years where $500,000 before I ever made a consistent dime from this business. I write this journal because I want the world to see the possible reality of getting involved in this business and becoming a professional trader which I now consider myself. I know some people will think I am nuts and I questioned my sanity to but I had strings of a few winning months along the way that inspired me but ultimately resulted in larger drawdowns. How do I know this time will be different ? I don't ... but I have had very good consistency over the last year and I feel like I have finally conquered my worst trading enemy... ME. So without further delay let the fun begin and I hope I scare off some young folks with some big dreams of easy money because it just doesn't work like that and I think I am typical.