I do not consider myself a 'trader' by the standard of most members here. To make a picture even more clear I am a net negative trader, even though I've been covering my losses over last 2-3 months. I have a regular 9-5 job that gives me the space to watch the market and make my 'educated' guesses in the market. The reason I do follow the market, do the trades that I do is not the money, is not the fact that I can say that WOW i was right, it is more of a hobby that I 'spend' money on. I know I could be successful as a trader, since I've been successful in every aspect of my life that I have devoted my full attention to. Its not that I want to be 'scucessful' in terms of 10k a week traders, but I just plainly want to be in the commonity of people that don't take a bi-weekly check for granted. I do not actively post on this board, I do however try to look over what' new every week night. I've learned some stuff that definetly made me less unprofitable, however, I have nothing to speak of in terms of a profitable trading strategy, except for the excitement and the fun that I do get when I am riding the market, or... when the market is riding me.