One thing I have noticed over and over again is how many losing traders have a strong "feeling" that this is what they want to be doing. They "feel" they don't want a boss. They "feel" they want to make x amount a day, on a consistent basis. and then they question the gods, "is this to much to ask?" They "feel" they want to sit in their pj's in front of a computer monitor, as a customer to a retail brokerage, and make their daily nut in solitude while the majority are required to interact with people and provide some type of service. Well, the joke is on you if you think this way. Your feelings and wishes have about as much, or precisely as much, relevance as the lotto players wish that they could just get lucky this one time.. "is that too much to ask?" It does not work that way. The legit way to view the markets, and the only way to succeed, is if you come in with some type of entrepreneurial insight, and the ability to generate such insight on a consistent basis. It is not about your feelings, or your desire to not have a boss. It is based on your best estimate, using your REASONING brain, that you have insight into the market process that has created a profitable opportunity. It has nothing to do with dimly following a trading plan, or "just finding a right plan and sticking to the rules". What a joke! Get real. The game is not that easy. If u play for fun and expect it to cost a bit for the amusement, great! Itâs a fun hobby. but, be careful about thinking this little hobby can pay your monthly nut. If you have no genuine, authentic ability to constantly generate entrepreneurial insights about markets, it is game over for you, and it was game over before you placed your first trade . Idiotic notions of "trading plans" and simple-minded 5 minute chart patterns while paying retail commissions does not count, that is slot machines. If you don't understand the entrepreneurial process but rather are just hoping you can stumble across some simpleton pattern that "If followed to the T" will lead you to financial freedom, dream on dude it will NEVER HAPPEN. U make money with that idea by selling the dream to other suckers, not by trading.