Do people make money Yes. Do people lose their whole account Yes. One way is to not have just one account, if you lose your account go to the backup and surf the chart again, not all 90% quit for good. My average should be my yearly average not my weekly or monthly they are for tracking my plan. You may go to college and spend $50,000 only to earn that back in five years at your profession (while surviving). Grow your account by depositing in it while trading for a few years, treat it like a car payment. Just a few tips I see. Two accounts, Deposits and never quit your pursuit. If you like trading forex. And do not forget learning all the time, then you can earn a living trading or not.