Gained the confidence from the thread below.. I come from low class, my dad was laid off and I came to the states and firmly believed there is still "class mobility" and the ideals of American Dream available for us. I have been trading for 2 yrs now... I wanted to trade so much that I worked every job here and there(JCP, Barnes/n, boba shop), and was able to garner $3100 in 5 months. Started trading heavily since the start of 2009. Witnessed the flash crash, euro, greece, pomo etc. etc. good times.. I guess I wasn't smart enough to realize the potential rally since september. Lost a substantial amount shorting that sucker... My Top was $27,000 and gave back all. Seems like a small amount for all of you, but it's a substantial amount for college students. Now sitting in my dorm, and it's ominously silent. I don't have to watch asian, european market and futures market since today was last trading day. *If you want to mock my intelligence saying "Oh, the top must be in" go ahead, I'm fine with it. I thought I was gonna come up with a hedge fund, but here I am. I wish eternal happiness and prosperity for everybody on this forum, I really mean it. And as always, have a safe trading.