I have been trading NQ for about 1 year. From March of last year till the end of the year according to my year end statement I have made a total of 394 trades (1 contract) and have lost $100.00 (5 points) and paid about 1900.00 in commissions. Previous to march were paper trades. I have gone through a lot of growth which has been enjoyable, and finally settled on a system I designed, like and trust. Currently it generates about 0-6 trades a day. For instance today I got one signal and took it. I have a cool journal system, a good MM system. Most of all I have good process improvement method (i.e. easy to generate metrics for evaluation and a correction process.) Currently it is very easy to wait for a signal and get an entry. Trading for me is fun and I look forward to it everyday. The current task is getting better at the exits (Stops and exits). For the year I am slightly above even including comms. Time is on my side as I am not pressed for $$$ nor am I undercapitalized. (Which might actually be a problem, Re: lack of hunger) To the SENIOR traders, how does this look for a first year? Regardless of profitability, I am pleased and will continue to trade regardless of any "comments". I am very optimistic for this year to be profitable, with of course the usual setbacks. tia. PS: to any would be detractors, don't bother wasting your time.