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How much money and time have you spent so far in trading?

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Posts: 10 since Aug 2016

I have spent more than 15 years trading off and on. My buddy tipped a stock and I sold for a 50% loss. I took several stabs at trading, still do. My first one, I lost 5k while I traded before work, my second attempt I lost 1k learning at a prop firm, but made several thousands more for a few years and now I trade futures using automated strategies. So far I am break even.

As you can see, you don't need much capital to devote your life to the markets. Many companies provide you with additional capital if you demonstrate some kind of success.

Whatever you do, don't start with capital you can't afford to lose. It will mess up your mind and chances are you will blow up quickly.

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