Hi All! I made my first trade in 1998.. It was not serious, I was just curious about... For the last ten years I traded from time to time, I had some profit and some losses, the biggest loss by the way was made when I hired a "professional advisor". The total result is close to zero (minus inflation). I had a small Internet business that generated a solid income for me, so I never considered trading as a serious income source. Unfortunately things have changed recently... Probably in the near future I will lose my business... and what's next? I used to be a free person. I am not sure if I can start another profitable business in the Internet, so trading seems to be the only suitable income source for me. I need at least 60K a year for a living and I have about 350K available for trading. So I have to make about 20% a year to cover my expensies and inflation. My question is quite simple: is it REALLY possible? I mean is it possible to make 20% in average from year to year during the _LONG_ time?? I saw a lot of traders who had a good results but then lost a lot of money. Sometimes I think that the only way to be profitable is to sell advices to others . Does anybody have a positive experience?? Thanks a lot!