Well this is my first thread on ET. Unfortunatley its under bad circumstances. Im a 19 year old trader who lost his first account today. Im considering a blown account as it now sits under 1,000. I feel as though i learned a lot this year even though i lost my account roughly a little over 10,000. This was my first year in the market as of next month and i feel as if i learned a wealth of information. The only regret i have after what i consider a large loss is not so much the monetary aspect but the fact i started to grasp the fact i could trade. I truely believe this is only a set back in my pursuance of trading. As it stands now im a sophmore in college and for the rest of 2008 im going to work save and start over again. My goal is to become a professional trader equities/ futures trader.