Don't give up. IMHO, Just get in and start trading live, even if its just a small account. You'll learn far more in a week of this than months of watching the markets, back-testing & reading books. No doubt someone will correct me here but to my mind trading is 90% battling with yourself to maintain the discipline to stick to the strategy you've developed with the other 10%. Fighting this battle is, unfortunately, something you can only really do in a live environment with real money on the line!!Lodonbridge-It took me 3 years of "live" trading before I became consistently profitable. 3 years of pretty much losing consistently. Dont give up! I now have experience enough to at least survive in FOREX . For me. losing money was the exact motivator I needed to succeed . I know u will "make it" because u are asking the right questions and not believing u "know everything". I didnt do that when I started-hence-my "missing" 6 Grand. Good luck Bro and happy trading.