Why do most traders lose? Simple. It is incredibly easy to lose money. As far as I can figure it there is only one way to make money: 1. You must make a correct call as to market direction then get out with a profit. As to the ways you can lose money: 1. Commission 2. Give up the spread. 3. Slippage 4. Make a correct call but get stopped out before it goes your way. 5. Make the wrong call as to market direction. 6. Execution error Please feel free to add to the lists as Im sure im overlooking a few.