Accounting background, read many books on finance, the market, trading, etc. Have now been paper trading the CL using live market data for the last 10 days (via Strategy Runner w/ Global Futures). First time I've ever really done this, though have had an interest in it for seemingly ever. By trading a single CL contract, I've been "making" gains in the thousands, every single day. Yes, this is PAPER trading, but it's live market data, and I'm basically in and out of trades fairly quickly (usually). I'd say that I'm using a pretty disciplined approach, not looking for home runs, but for simple, quick, in-and-out profit. The liquidity and volatility of the CL appears to make that goal fairly easy. I'm not so naive to think that it's this easy when dealing with real money, but what exactly am I missing? What changes when you move from paper to cash (besides the obvious)? Appreciate any thoughts and comments, weak attempts at humor are surely to follow, I get that. Thanks much.