I've been trading for a year now, and I am a Scalp Day Trader, who likes to end each and every day in cash. I trade NYSE issues. I'm curious, but for similar type traders, I have 2 questions: 1) How much of your own capital do you work with daily ? 2) What is your average block size that you trade ? The answers to the above for me are: 1) I started with $ 50K initially. I am currently working with $ 65K, but think that this might be a little light. 2) For most of this first year, I've been trading 2,000 share blocks. I'm thinking of doubling this on average from here on in. Would greatly appreciate any other opinions on the above.