How far did you go net negative before you became net positive? This question deals strictly with trading account drawdown. Please exclude books and other learning tools, as well as software and hardware. Those items can be the topic of another thread. This thread is about how much you cumulatively lost trading before you turned it around and became net profitable. Naturally, there will be variation in time and initial account size which may limit the usefulness of the poll for comparative purposes. However, it may provide some of the newer members who are in a hurry with some food for thought.