I am trying to trade more actively in day trading and swing trading. But I am concerned about the tax consequences. How hard is it to get a mark to market tax status? It seems based on my current status that it would be near impossible to make it because I will have losses(due to stop losses) and I will have gains. So If I trade and win $150, and then I trade and lose $100, basically I have made nothing(have to pay taxes on the $150). So it feels like I would need to have 3 wins to every 1 loss which seems unlikely based on some winning %'s I have seen. Im not looking for tax advice but curious as to how others make it work. Thanks for our help in advance.