It's no secret how winning traders win and take the profits from everyone else. They have an edge and they exploit that edge day in and day out. It's a number game. If you buy a can of beans for 30 cents and sell it for 40 cents you make a 10 cent profit. Do that 10,000,000 times and you've made $1,000,000. Trading is the same. If you make (on average) $50 for each trade you place then you execute 20,000 trades and you've made $1,000,000. Simple isn't it? I've written an article called The Edge which explores how long it would take you to start with a $5,000 account and turn it into a $100,000 account trading the ES contract. I'm not sure if I've posted this in the right forum (should it be in Career Trader?) but I'm sure that a moderator will move it if appropriate. Comments and criticism welcome.