I am very excited today and would like to take this opportunity to tell you why. I have been running a personal trading experiment. When I started trading in a group environment I noticed that most traders use ETradePro. So I opened an account with them about 2 months ago so I could experiment with the technical system of ETradePro. I put 7k in my account challenging myself to not only learn the system, but to bring my account up to 25K. I was also challenging myself to develop my own personal trading style. As you know if you have an account UNDER 25K you cannot have margin. Margin is used to clear your trades faster so you have a more liquid account, or to trade stocks that you do not have money to pay for, which ETrade then charges you interest to hold said stock. So, I was handicapping myself by not having margin and having to wait 3 days for a trade to clear. This also forced me to slow down my trades to give myself a chance to evaluate them before I could trade again. I think the turning point in my trading was when I joined PennyPro Elite. It is a small group and it is run by Jeff who has taken a great deal of time to teach the class the basics and answers all questions in a timely way. He also puts the lessons on a video for us to review latter. Learning was slowed down and I got a chance to learn on a more personal level. Plus the other moderators take took time to answer questions as well. I like the slower pace. I also have another account that has more than enough money in it to trade on a regular basis, therefore giving myself time to concentrate more on my ETrade trades. Today by selling ½ of my position on NM as per Jeff’s alert I am now at $24,965.10. Hopefully soon I will be over 25K. I have so far gained a great deal more than money, I have gained confidence, learned to contribute to a chat room, get to know other traders and moderators, AND gave myself the time to develop my own trading style. If you ever get the chance to try this I think you will benefit greatly from the experience.