OK. I wanted your guys' opinion on a proposition I made with myself. Trading Forex has been a wild ride and recently I decided to go back to paper trading. It's a micro account with $500 and I told myself when I reach $1000 I should be ready for real money. Is that reasonable? I don't plan on over-leveraging to get there either. 3 lots is the maximum I'd take, which in Micro is about 34 to 25 cents per pip. To double my account would take time and smart trades.