I've posted on here for awhile. Learning all the time from posts. I need to develop a track record before even considering a career in the business. With the % gains your nothing which is a handicap for the young under capped student, like myself. What i need some feedback on is what route should i take. Marketocracy-paper trading account Upside: Not restricted due to low capital Downside: Emotional factor of not trading real $$ Trading with $1,000 Upside: Making decisions based on trading real $$ Downside: greatly restricted, good trades produce gains so small they will marginally cover comm's. Now for all the pro's out there who deal with managing money what is the best route. I have a good feeling it would be the paper trading route but any feedback generated is greatly appreciated.