How much capital do you use to trade?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by nycderivtrader, May 17, 2004.

  1. Something I and others perhaps would like to know-

    what kind of numbers are you using to trade with- i think many of the traders here are undercapitalized, but that is just my personal opinion.

    So... the real question- what does it take.......

  2. If you are a day trader (and isn't this site supposed to be dedicated to that?), than I would say, with less than 50k, don't bother. Your subscription fees to professional services, commissions, slippage, a couple of drawdowns, and you're out of the game. I think a "decent" start level would be 100k+