Went into trading thinking that I'd make millions. Wasted 4.8 years of swing trading only to find out I'm faring no better than taking up a McJob. Should I have spent those years building up a business instead. Trading is a waste of time. Additional proofs: Cooweb => Made millions in business. He wanted to make 200K/year and couldn't achieve this goal in 5 years. Neke => Been trading since 1999 (+10 years; all time equuity high => $800K = <80K/year average). (If you want the big money, go into business).