How many of you guys here trade for a living? Just wondering what made you choose to make this your 9-5 job as opposed to having an actual job and swing trading on the side? And more importantly, what do you have laid out for you for the future? Do you plan on trading for the rest of your life? Do you have a plan B in case trading fails? There is no job promotions as a trader and writing "Day trader" as your past occupations in a job resume certainly won't give you any brownie points unless you're applying for an Investment company or something... Trading for a living seems like a very risky "job" to take on. For one, cash inflow is extremely unstable and you could go broke in a matter of minutes. For the other, it seems like you're wasting your life in the sense that you're not really gaining any real skills/putting your skills to work like in a 9-5 job. I'd just like to understand the mentality of those that trade for a living. What if one day you were wiped out completely. What is YOUR Plan B, then?