Does anybody personally know of full time retail traders that trade for a living for 5 years or more? Not the hedge fund traders or investment bank traders but ordinary folks who trade only for themselves by themselves. I was just having this discussion with friends and we could not come up with anyone. There were a few who were successful and quit their jobs in 2000 but blew up by 2002 and now are back to the workforce. I know Cramer used to trade his own account, and also Marty Schwartz, the Turtles, even Tim Sykes but I don't know if he lasted 5 years. If they are out there, they sure are hard to find.