Hi all I have been a long time on/off member (I cant remember my last login name so this is a new user name.) I was previously posting on here and showing the trades from my autotrading system for EURUSD. Looking back its more comical than educational as to how one person can possibly be so stupid. I had developed a strategy and had a friend create a very unstable program, plugged it into IB with 5K and subsequently got upset at every little mis-execution that I started auto trading the signals until predictably I just went all in long the EURO at literally its all time peak -about 1.62 (hows that for luck and held stubbornly until the acct was gone). The reason was that I got exhausted trying to short it. (All typical noob mistaked and having nothing to do with my original strategy). Anyway flash forward to now. I am almost finishing med school but the lure of trading has been on my back basically forever. Therefore, despite my career choice I have set to prove to myself that all my time and effort was not in vain and I was indeed onto something. I am not looking for making billions, starting hedge funds or retiring tomorrow. I want to have a profitable yr trading automatically to put an end to a 7 yr obsession that has consumed my being(yes it should have been medicine, but thats a distant second). I have never wanted anything more than to create a realiable and tradeable automated strategy and I feel I wont be complete until I have satisfactorily proven it to myself. I dont care about a dollar amount at al pretty much. I have gone through much in my trading career as both a professional and as a hobby. I have felt the greatest highs of ultimate success and such incredible lows that I dont know how I even made it through. I have stepped back from the big money and insanse leverage (no 5K was not big, 500K was tho but thats a different story in a different market).