POLL: Ever blown out your account?

Discussion in 'Trading' started by rcanfiel, Feb 6, 2008.

POLL: Ever blown out your account?

  1. Once

    20 vote(s)
  2. Twice

    21 vote(s)
  3. Three times or more

    24 vote(s)
  4. Never

    12 vote(s)
  5. Never even got close

    26 vote(s)
  6. I have had a margin call or two...

    8 vote(s)
  7. Would/Should have, but I keep a lot of excess money in my account...

    4 vote(s)
  8. Almost

    12 vote(s)
  1. POLL: Ever blown out your account?
  2. Yes, my first. $1000! :p
  3. Ever blown out your account?

    Depends who's asking. In the book of Nutmeg, I can't stand to hear my wife screaming at me, so if she's asking, there's a warm and fuzzy chance I'd defer to Clintonese and say "No, I did not blow my account with that woman"
  4. Most I lost was 20% of my trading capital when I was trading with 25k.

    I consider that a blowup in my book.
  5. ElCubano


    not yet....:p .... but i have lost 25k while taking a dump....
  6. is your name mr. market?
  7. Sounds like your diet is a bit too rich.
  8. Never.

    But when I started trading I usually gave back my profits by trying to actively trade non-trending markets.

    Having had profits and then giving them back makes you feel much worse than never having profits.
    Pretty much like those who were rich and went broke, compared to those who were always poor.
  9. When I was a complete novice I burned about 65% of my initial capital.

    I was a gambler, and not a trader.
  10. Nice thread.
    Yes blown > 3, that makes me more experienced.
    #10     Feb 6, 2008