I know this is a subject topic based on many factors. But, I want to have an opinion of others. How much capital would I need if I wanted to trade for living?? A few things to note: a) I have no debt (except my car) b) have a wife and a kid to support c) I don't own a house yet d) Currently I have about $20,000 to start out with. Reducing everything to a minimum my monthly budget is about USD$ 2,000 (I live in Canada so..based on conversion) for annual expense i would look at $24,000 (provided no emergencies). Of course, I could trade for one day and blow all of it away...but I am much conservative than that...I don't act on emotions..strickly setups. Any suggestions or experiences on how much capital one needs to be trading full time?? May be you don't want to dislose your position but maybe you know of someone or some sort of "rule" to be full-time day trader. Thanks all.