Played with trading for many years and the bottom line always ended up a loss. I didn't really have a clue what I was doing, flying by the seat of my pants. Hah, I bought my first stock on Black Friday, of all days, And I remember buying Chemical NY, thinking it was a chemical company. It was a bank! 04/17/2013 I realized that I still love trading despite my losses and they say do what you love and it won't seem like work, so why couldn't I get educated and serious and apply a certain amount of carefulness? Been learning and growing and studying since then and ended up 12/31/2013 with a reasonable profit... money and fun times I could have missed out on if I hadn't tried. Something I also realized recently that can make me a good trader... I'm not happy unless I'm taking risks. I used to think about situations "I sure wish things would either get worse or get better, one or the other." It's what made me able to start, stop, and move several small businesses where and when others would fear to tread. Here's to fun and profit for all!