Hi ! I have been trading for almost 2 years. During my first 6 months made about $4500. Next year I made $50 000, from a $31 000 account. Many people it seems like make a lot of money trading stocks, my question is who are those people who lose big money ? If someone makes $10 million dollars, it means someone has to lose $10 million dollars. Such a risky businessâ¦ why people subject their money especially big money to this kind of business like buying selling stocks ? I honestly still hardly understand this trading businessâ¦ Who is losing money on the street ? Another question for entire 6.5 hours someone is selling and buying certain stocks â¦ for example WFC. I normally trade only at certain times of the day. But who are these folks who are buying selling non stop ? Market makers who make the market ? Do marker makers have to pay a commission or a market maker can sell and buy from himself as many stocks and he wants ? Can they make a false volume ?