started trading with a purchase of enron on the way down. lost. traded a few years ago with some online site with a couple hundred bucks. lost. persistance led me to scottrade and turned 8300(all my money) into 13400 since the first of the year. just traded a couple reit stocks and got the swings right. like jumping rope you time it and jump in. seems to be working. I am now working on a "real plan" to further myself into options to generate enough cash flow to earn 24k a year. would like to double that with each year to come. i am resourceful and have learned many trades through my short life of 32 years. love math and have the courage to take risk.