Reply To: How long does it take to make more money than you lose day trading?

James Barra
Moderator Team

    Hi Joe Dr,

    Thank you for your message.

    There is no set timeframe to making more money than you lose short-term trading. Some may see positive results in months while plenty of traders never achieve profitability. You should expect that it could take years of learning and practice.

    This is why risk management is essential. Some traders also chose to diversify their strategies so as not to rely only on day trading for income.