Ask Colin

How much experience do you think I should have before trading my own account full time?

I think that you should have a couple of years of experience during which you actually made the level of return that you need to achieve to trade full time.

The one problem with such a short period is that you may not have developed experience in different types of markets. It would be good if you has traded rising, falling and ranging markets in the timeframe you intend to trade.

Most people take between five and ten years to get to this level.