Hello everyone from ET, I've been lurking around for a long while on this site just looking around and things like that. So here is a little about me, I just turned 19 a couple of months ago (yeah, I know. I'm pretty young) and I am a junior at the University of Washington pursuing a degree in applied mathematics. I've been looking at the markets for quite some time now. I do have an account with about $3k in it. So far i'm just "treading water" with my money. Trading for a living does sound like a very nice career, but I know that will not happen anytime soon, if not at all. Of course I will be applying to other jobs after/before I graduate, but I would like a kickstart with my trading plans and begin to make money and have a hefty retirement fund in the future So if there is anyone who is able to help me out and maybe become a mentor of mine? That would be awesome but if not, I sure can use some tips you might have to offer. I need all the help/advice i can get! I know this isn't as easy as people make it seem, but I am committed and will put my 100% into this and work hard for my goals. Thanks for all of your guys' help I really do appreciate it.