I have been trading full time for almost 6 years and really haven't started becoming "successful" in my trading until the last year. I trade equities and have a very very very small trading account compared to others here. I started out with $6K in 2000 and trade the minimum PDT rule with approx $25K in account. I haven't been able to compound my account because I pull approx $6K out each month for bills, so I make a good % return, but my account doesn't grow due to overhead (bills). I don't trade a computer program; I mainly daytrade certain stocks and close flat each night. How long did it take you to become successful at trading; How much did you start out with; What type of training, etc. What where some of the lessons that helped push you over to the top? I heard from a couple millionaire traders when I first started tell me that it would take me approx 5 years to turn the corner; how wrong I thought they where, yet how right they turned out to be. With someone with 5 years under their belt and a small trading account, is there more money to be made on the equities, futs, or forex?