I am sure most traders start out with unrealistic expectations, hoping their 10k account will turn into millions within the week. But is it lack of capital that is so punishing? We all know to think differently if we want different results than the 90% that fail, yet we all read the same books. right? What do you guys think? 1. Books not practical 2. Youtube gurus a joke and sends us backwards, not forwards, hurting the curve and taking our money 3. Education is impossible, since if they were that good, why teach? Sure, maybe 1% is good. 4. We are all weak emotional creatures? 5. Account is simply too small. 6. We search the internet for information, in effect hurting us as traders. 7. Too many indicators 8. Not enough indicators 9. CNBC 10. Over-trading 11. under-trading 12. The market is more random than we think? 13. Your answer. disclaimer: I am only slightly positive trading this year, but with expenses (rent, etc...) I am in the red. Good thing I had income from elsewhere.