While discussing things on another thread, the topic came up about the length of time it took traders to become profitable. Since "profitable" means different things to different people, I thought I'd simplify things by asking the very unambiguous question of how long it took you to break even. I had thought the "norm" - if there is such a thing in this business, for those who don't blow out - was 1 year. But I have now heard everything from 3 months to several years. Let's hear your stories.