Does anyone else get this a lot? First I get mocked for leaving a cushy consulting job for daytrading, and nowadays, I get asked that question a lot. When I do, I just look at their eyes with my WTF expression, and tell them, "what do you mean? You mean I'm supposed to only make money when the market is going up?" One of my favorite response is something like, "yeah times are tough. I didn't tell you but now I work the swing shift at a local Taco Bell to pay for bills."