I have been trading for 3+ years and have been profitable for the last 18 months. My primary strategy is option spreads on Nasdaq stocks and ETF's; tried e-mini Futures for one year, and to me that's a FOOLS GAME. It seems that only the Big Boys and the Market Makers make money in Futures. I have just begun to study Options on Futures, but I would be the HOUSE (the Seller); I won't risk any more money being the Gambler! I trade and / or monitor the market daily as well as working a full time job.