Are you a successful professional? Doctor? Dentist? Accountant? Corporate manager? At the top of your game? Considering early retirement or thinking ahead to augmenting post-retirement income? Are you highly educated? Intelligent? Sharp-witted? Street smart? Analytical? Get lots of invitations to parties? Women throw themselves at you? Nope. Play golf. Fish. Take up tournament bridge. Or skeet shooting. You will be an abject failure at daytrading precisely because you are so successful. You already are somebody. You don't need to prove it by daytrading. Are you a n'e'er do well? Never held a job more than two years? Your few friends are losers and outcasts just like you? Women cry when you try to be funny and laugh when you are serious? Have two or more wives under your belt? Have an addictive personality? Read the DSM-IV and all of it seems to apply to you? Welcome, my brother, to the fraternal order of retail daytraders! You will be a stunning success! But only because you have failed so abjectly in life that this is your last desperate chance to be somebody!