@ kmchen just start your basic account with about a 1000 or more and begin. if you are a weekly trader then try for 2 % dont trade more then 1 time aweek. also if you have 25000 or more to play with then you can trade more often but it costs alot more. and the return is not as good for as hard as you work. common stocks are the beginner road. get clever and pretty soon you look at dividend etf and penny otc markets.