Quote from Deb Trader: "I started by reading Toni Turner's "Beginner's Guide to Short Term Trading," and Value Stock guides, plus some TA reference books. My favorite TA is Stochastics, but I also use RSI. " ***above methods will likely empty your wallet too. "My interest has been in penny stocks or value stocks, because I'm wishing I could find the ones that double or triple in value. So far, no luck. " ***Penny stocks are in same category as lotto tickets. More "good luck'' to you. "I generally buy 10 stocks at a time with Stops set fairly close and hope that some of them will go up. After losing 1/3 of my investment funds within the 1st few months, I seem to be holding steady - not really losing or gaining overall. " ***Since you likely haven't done much statiscal research of above methods what makes you think they work? "I have $22,000 to work with and want to make a living with it. Is that an unreasonable expectation? I would love to hear suggestions! I haven't set up a margin account, so haven't done any short selling yet. Maybe that is my problem. " ***22K is VERY little for any trading, much less make a living. My suggestion is to get a job if you're physically able. "I don't know much about e-minis or futures. Haven't read those chapters yet. What is your opinion of them?" ***At this stage of your learning curve, stay away. ***No offense, but the markets are less willing to give newcomers any break these days. The welcome mat isn't exactly out there. Wish you luck nevertheless.