I have bought three books thus far: Mastering the Trade Come into my Trading Room Reminiscences of a Stock Operator The goal is to start over trading with my own funds. I say start over , because i made a nice chunk of change during the late 90's early 2000 (prior to 9/11) and the accounts are not were they use to be. Back then, IMO one didn't have to have much of a plan... simply buy: Dell, Microsoft, Siebel Systems, Amazon and Qualcomm... and watch your account grow. Try that now.....and your account will be very short lived... just looking for any suggestion and comments... and if anyone cares to share how they got started....that would be most appreciated. My background thus far: - Bachelors in Risk Management with a concentration in Actuarial Sciences - Series 7 and 63 Mentored by a CFA who believes in very conservative investing. He lost a lot of his clients back in the late 90's, yet when the markets suffered early 2000 and after 9/11, his firm grew from managing $2bil, to now just under $6bil. Internship turned into a permanent part time gig at an Asset management firm (1992 -1997) = Trading assistant (Administrative work...also back office) Supervised Back office at brokerage in NY from 1997 - 2004. Currently (2004 - present) working with Annuities doing some Actuarial Work. Thanks in advance ! !