Could some experienced traders give me some advice? I am trying to decide wether to continue trading or throw in the towel. I've been trading for 3 years both as a market maker in an option pit and as a scalper in a proprietary futures trading firm. I recently left the futures trading job because I wasn't able to make the big money I envisioned making when I got into the business. I have not made enough money to back myself, or I would. But I'm not sure I want to give up yet. I love trading and look forward to it everyday. How much is enough before you decide you just aren't cut out for trading? When does persistence become stupidity?