Hey winners. First of all thanks for offering such wonderful resource for someone who is just getting started to learn about trading. I found the search function to be very helpful in locating threads on techniques, info on trading in general. After doing some reading. I've came up with several questions. I'm a IT professional and is getting tired of industry and is currently looking else where for income opportunity. Since I was young I've always been interested in getting involve in the stock market. With that in mind. I'm planning to give trading a try. Before I start, I have several questions. First is 150-200k enough to start with? Which book should I read from to learn from first? Should I pass the Serie 7 and Serie 66 and work within a stock firm first to get a better understand of the industry first? Thanks ahead of time for all your help!