i am posting a new thread so my story does'nt get lost in the shuffle. here's the deal. i was a very good trader, believe it or not. however, i would have a 6 great months and one bad one would destroy me. i lost about 600k ;i am not exaggerating one bit. i kept replenishing my account and telling myself this was the last time until i was broke. i remember sitting in a parking lot of a jewelery store almost in tears because i was selling my last piece of jewelery to pay my phone bill so my wife would'nt be humiliated when friends called the house and then my car was re possessed and i hit rock bottom. you think i am trying to make the story more interesting? wrong ! i was fu##in devistated .thats when i got into the construction industry and am now doing very well despite the bad economy. i am a TOTALLY different person. i am serious,i just want to help people avoid going through what i went through. by the way, my car was repossessed twice; the first time i said it was a wake up call and i was now going to be a MORE DISCIPLINED trader..well, you know the rest. one last thing. you will lose your money quicker in the market than any casino,thats a fact. casino's don't offer margin.