ALoha, in 2008 when left college in June, and started trading crude oil fulltime from July from a starting capital of just Â£759 (all the money i had in the world), i ended this year on thursday having made a total of Â£26,589 profit!! While this may not sound like money compared to what some people make, the 1st 3months of the 5 were all at just Â£1 per tick, and every trade was done paying 12ticks spread. Which may not sound much, but over this last month of december ive been paying over Â£100 in comission per trade!! :eek: :eek: I have living costs of about Â£1,600 per month, and so ive been withdrawing Â£2,000 t Â£3,000 per month. So i havent and wont be 'compounding capital', as i will be withdrawing Â£2,000+ per month so i can avoid being homless and keep having food to eat! I will be starting 2009 with Â£9,021. (Have withdrawn nearly Â£2,000 to my bank account which i will use on monday to pay for 2months of rent, so covered rent till 23rd feb). And my dream target is to end 2009 having earnt Â£89,000 profit. (Although if i can end 2009 with just Â£9,021 capital in my account, but have managed to earn enough to pay my rent and food every week of the year, i will still be happy). I am going to be trading at Â£6 t Â£8 per tick, mainly trading crude oil, but will have a 12ticks spread.. :/ (So my comission per trade will cost 1/3 %) Will keep my daily journal through my main journal- http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=134046 But may also post in here occasionally.