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Is Trading good for earning extra money?

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breaking even after almost 4 years

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Forgot to mention. I am not yet consistently successful at trading. Still breaking even after almost 4 years. Maybe you are smarter and can get to where I am in 1 or 2. My point is, think of any profession that you know of and the time required to study and practice to acquire the skill to go out and be successful at it. Trading is no different.

I'm new to this forum and wish I wasn't... could have saved myself some dollars just by reading all the posts, lol.
You posted this almost 2 years ago and my question is: So, are you consistently successful yet???
If you are, may I know what instrument you trade, please?

PS: I've traded demo since mid Dec 2014, and (on demo) over the last 3 months I finally achieved consistent success of a daily average of 1.89pts on the E-mini S&P. I was using NT as my platform (can't anymore as they tell me I have exceeded my demo allowance :-()
I credit my success mainly to Mark Douglas' book: Trading in the Zone.

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