Serious question - damn serious and I hope a few will share their experiences. And by "Daytrading" I mean - trading stocks - NYSE & NASDAQ, flat every night, starting out with about $25k of buying power. Is Daytrading, either for yourself or a Prop firm a viable business any more? It seems that since the heady days of the bubble, daily explosive IPO's and all that money flowing through the NASDAQ and other markets has dried up - so has the opportunity to Daytrade profitably. To be precise - is it possible to enter the field, commit yourself and your capital and have a reasonable chance of success? Now before all the chant's of. "90% fail" and "it ain't for you if you can't take the risk" etc.... what I'm hoping for is some perspective based on first hand EXPERIENCE - of those who have tried, succeeded, and/or failed to daytrade for a living over the past 2 years. FWIW - My own sense of the picture is that there is no worthwhile opportunity to daytrade on a consistently profitable basis - that the opportunity for Daytrading was created by the anomaly of a Stock Market exploding out of all proportion to reality. Sure a few guys hang on, a rare bird even makes a good chunk now and then, but over a year or two the opportunity to maintain profitably is so slim as to be virtually nonexistent. It seems to me that the people who make a living trading are making their money swing trading over a much longer horizon, or they are trading a wider variety of instruments from e-mini's to currencies, etc.... What do you guys think?