The month of September was my first month in the markets. I was able to lose 45% of my account value through the month and into the first week of October. In the last three weeks of October I have been able to claw my way back up to only being down about 42% or so. I had no idea that making money in the markets was this difficult. I actually got to a point where my body was racked with pain so badly I thought that I had to go to the hospital. My consistency over the past three weeks has been good for my confidence level and my watch list is quite full of opportunities for tommorow. I just thought some of you might lend an ear and offer some advice. I do realize that my fate lies 100% in my hands and my decisions. Failure is not an option.