I am interested in the answers of some of the 19.000 Members here. I don't know the exact numbers but there are always rumors around that only 10 or 20 percent of traders are consistantly successful. The probability of being successful is against you and you are in a battlefield with guys that are very bright, excellent educated and well capitalized. So my question is why you think you can make it? You have to have a dam good reasons to hang out your ass every day and hope that you don't get raped. So what is it? The small size you trade? The small timeframe you hold a position? Your gut feeling? Your connection to god????