I am new to trading. I have been trading for almost 2 years mostly scalp or swing trades. Traded about 700 times in that 2 year span. My trading account is negative 25% in 2 years most of that is due to commissions. The last 8 months or so I have been trading sideways, in other words almost break even. All long side trades no shorts. Here is my question to the sucessfull traders out there. If I am averaging a 60% win ratio shouldn't I start realizing some profits soon? Do you find the transition goes from losing money, to sideways, to making money? I am curious as to the transition to successful trader developes, how long, how many trades, etc.. Searching for some encouragement. All responses and help is much appreciated.