Apparently I am doing pretty well, though I'm inclined to believe I am just getting an extreme case of beginner's luck. I've been trading stocks exclusively, and a couple indexes(if I'm not wrong). Just yesterday I did something different and made some swing trades to see how it'd work out, before I'd been closing everything by market close (or if something came up @ work, since I do this all @ work). I've been trading using the Real-Time Quotes on Yahoo, and if a price is in doubt (such as after I've decided to sell yet am still typing out my sell order and the price moves a couple cents, I take the disadvantageous price), I've included $10 commission on both BUYs+SELLs. I'm aware this is fake money, and I'm aware slippage has not been accounted for, but something has to be up. 8+% return in 8 days? only like 4-5 days of actual trading? Is this good? Am I taking too much risk ~5 total equity per trade? Are my stops too close? ~.5-2% stop losses? How can I improve? How can I make this more realistic(minus using real money)?