Not so much a recommendation as an observation, from me …
The proportion of aspiring traders who ever manage to get as far as making a steady-ish average of 5% monthly profit on their accounts is [I]very tiny indeed[/I]. It follows from this and from other realities of trading that the primary purpose of trading with a $1,000 account shouldn’t be “to make money”, [I]per se[/I], but to gain screen-time experience with real-money trading and to develop further as a trader.
Long-term, successful trading isn’t about profit-maximisation: it’s about risk management. If you can trade it steadily for a few months [U]without losing money[/U], then you’ll genuinely be becoming a trader. If you try flat out to withdraw significant profits from it while also growing the account, you’ll be stacking an already-tricky deck significantly further against yourself.
With apologies for offering a perhaps depressingly realistic perspective … :8: