So I'm at this interesting part of my trading career where I've got enough of a grasp on price action be successful, now its all about building up that account and recovering years worth of losers. I focus on the NQ and RTY and trade the morning session. I'm profitable now, but now my question really is how profitable do I want to be ? What is realistic ? HOw much should I look to take out of the market before I call it quits for a day ? A week ? Per contract of course. My question is a little vague, and I'm looking at other peoples opinions. During this 4 day trading week I made 26 NQ points ($520 / contract). That was my best every week and the best I traded regardless of pnl. Should the professional emini traders be making a LOT more than this on average considering the volatility ? I'm not interested in what you CAN make, I'm more curious about averages. Obviously this is very strategy dependent and volatility dependent. I really have had the brakes on my strategy as of late and know that I can make more. After so many years of loses, I've been focusing on more conservative entries to build it the account and not do dumb stuff. I know 2 years ago, with the low volatility I would have been thrilled with $500 / contract / week. Now, I'm curious what "good" is. 1 ES point per day used to be the holy grail. What is it now ?