Hey all I have been in this forum for awhile now mostly just looking and reading information. I traded shortly back in march through june or july. I lost a little money, but the thing was that I loved trading any ways. It's a rush, it's fun, and I mostly enjoy the research aspect of it. So I figured hell if I enjoy it so much when Im losing imagine what it would be like when I am gaining. SO I am back in college to obtain a bachelors is finance and kind of get some real knowledge on economy, investment principles and theory because this is something I want to take seriously and become good at to eventually make a career out of it. In the mean time I would like to save some money to start trading with once I feel comfortable to get back into it. My only question is, is there a good or average number to start trading with to minimize risk and lower the effects of commisions on my account value? How much did some of you start with?