Like a lot of people that have become interested in trading, I have a comment that I'm sure is shared by a host of interested would be traders. It seems to me that raising capital would be the biggest barrier to entering the markets. In addition to that, I have a few questions. 1. Could some of you share how you came about the capital to start trading, both part-time and full time? 2. Does anyone have a unique way of advising on the key steps for setting up a business plan, which would include raising capital? None of my friends and family would support me with capital( and I can't blame them) to start out. In order to provide a basis for you folks to respond, I will give a list of the books I have read so far on the aspect of trading. Financial Freedom Through Electronic Day Trading; Day Trading on the Edge; Market Makers Edge; The Art of War(that one was really cool!);Elliot Wave Theory(Pretcherts);Pit Bull;New Market Wizards;Psychology of Trading. Thank you in advance to your input.