heilbronner, I am only now prepared enough to start trading (w/$cautiously). (IMO) Having alot of experience in business, I have experienced unfavorable ventures... This is part of the reason I spent over two years intensely researching this endeavor. I have a great deal of respect for the risks involved, and why my respect totally extends to you who are successful. I haven't just read a few get rich books and called myself prepared... I have researched heavily all the aspects revolving a career of trading. My experience in business has taught to consider ALL possible contingencies and to have all appropriate exit strategies in place. Nothing can substitute the school of actual experience, which is why I spent such a great deal of time eliminating as many instances of "hard knocks" I might encounter going forward. How many of you can say you spent this much time attempting to prepare yourself for your success in this career. I have no intention of trading futures. I need to graduate beyond equities first. To me holding a position over night is more risky than not. Unfortunately we are living in somewhat of a chaotic world. If God forbid another 9/11 were to occur , I certainly would not want to be in the market. I absolutely love my KTM exc 300. 20 is my racing number. I like to race enduros and "hare scrambles". Thanks To All For Your Continuing Input!