and what kind of capital are you using to make it? how long does it take you to make it? what do you trade? Can you realistically make $200 - $400 a trade on $10,000 starting capital trading the s&p emini (a active trader told me this is how he started out). Assuming 20 trades a month this translates into $4,000 to $8,000 in profit which also adds up to 40% and 80% returns for the month. It does not sound realistic to me but you guys are the experts and I am thinking about reading a lot more about futures trading. I was wondering if I should bother.