A few suggestions: 1) If you started a month ago, you started in the toughest market environment possible. The volume and volatility has not been there, and many many professional traders at my firm are having a hard time. Therefore, if you can control your losses, don't feel bad, you are not doing as poorly as you think . . . 2) Depend on where you live, if at all possible, work for a Prop. firm, why lose your own money when you can lose someone else's? Believe me as a beginner your survival chance in this business is very low, I am not trying to discourage you, but just by joining a firm your chance of surviving would be at least doubled if not tripled . . . 3) Be sure you have the right equipment and broker if you are trading by yourself, it would be very helpful if you can give some details of what you have been doing. Then we can be more specific with our suggestions instead of offering you the dime a dozen generic stuff. Good luck!