I started intra paper trading s&p emini about two months ago and I'm making on average USD600 for about three hours work a day. I trading 3 contracts at a time, when I see my signals I enter and when I see exit signals, I get out. So far I'm having more of a success than a loss, on average, maybe 8 wins with two losses from my trading system. If there is an average of 20 trading days per month times USD600 = USD12,000 per month! Certainly a comfortable living. I know from threads paper trading is not the same as real trading but what are there differences (apart from real money!) anyway? I'm putting strict mental stops and exit sharply even I in a loss. From some articles and other research to confirm, 95% of daytraders fail in the long run. So ... 1. Am I lucky? 2. dreaming. Paper trading is not the same? 3. 600 is too little, should be 'way' more ... Can any fellow S&P emini day traders tell me I'm earning more or less what they're earning?