Hi Kazza, I been looking at your messages. I am new to this game as well, I have bought and sold shares long term in the past, and have made money from it, I have never really lost, I suppose because it was long term and you can wait for the right time to sell.
But to do this for a living I would have to put alot more work into to make good money, I am sure you can make money from it. The question you must ask yourself -is what happens to the money that put in your bank? You dont see what the banks are doing with your money do you? Well let me tell you. The banks take you money and the play the markets with it, thats how the banks make massive profits. So you really loan the bank money when you bank with them and they take it and invest it in fx and on the stock markets.
If they were loosing all the time well.... think about it.
This post reminds me of a book i need to read...
Traders, Guns and Money.
By, Satyajit Das.
Sounds good. Anyone read it.