I'm just starting out in the trading game and and I will put up no false pretense of being overwhelmed and unsure what the best route/course/software to use is. I have done investools and I was ok with it - but I didn't love it. I think it's expensive and the software seems good but I don't honestly know if what they're charging is high compared to other software. Anyone have any opinion on this? I know that other programs have the "red" and "green" arrows and of course I understand that is not the total end-all-be-all of trading success Also I would eventually like to do this for a living but I know it takes time and practice. Any books to recommend to start truly learning the game a little more? There are SOOO many out there. What is a good amount to start with? Has anyone been successful starting with only $5K? I know my questions seem naive on a point but I want honest and serious advice. I don't want to squander money needlessly for books that say the same thing over and over and programs/software that are pointless. Thanks in advance for all the help! I look forward to more posts and learning from fellow traders.