I read that Daytraders want to make a living from only a few grand, So why don't they just set a small hamburger stand? Flipping burgers beats daytrading: Burger stand: most people make at least a modest living from it, if you have work ethics. Daytrading: Nobody ever made a living, there has never been a DOCUMENTED profitable daytrader in the long run. Burger stand: you will never starve (eating burgers) Daytrading: you must set money aside, or dig into your trading capital in order to eat. Burger stand: you can even sleep inside the burger trailer. Daytrading: if you depend on daytrading profits to pay rent/mortgage, you'll end up homeless. Burger stand: you can meet interesting people, that can refer you to a real job. Specially true if your stand is located in the business district. Daytrading: you sit alone at home, losing social skills. Burger stand: You can always resell the burger stand, to get back at least some of the capital invested. Daytrading: losses are permanent, and increase with every trade. Reality bites. Leave trading for those of us who: A. Have 6 or 7 figures to invest. B. Have other jobs or income, so we don't depend on trading profits to make a living. C. Can wait for months or years before getting profits. What are you waiting for? To lose it all and become a homeless beggar or freeloader? Stop being a commissions-generating fool, and start making a living!