DislikedHi Tmac. I agree. You can.
Would you want someone to quit their job with just $50000 savings and throw that directly into a trading account to make a living off ? No you wouldn't.
You would have to have good experience, a proven record and ....let's face it... if there was another $50000 to $100000 sitting on the sidelines that you knew was there to cover family expenses etc you'd have much easier trading life where you could wait for good trades to come along.Ignored
Once you master these simple but necessary facts of forex account size is not as much of an issue. This of course is taking for granted you have also mastered A system by the time all the other above mentioned aspects have fallen into place.
how much one needs to live on will vary from person to person. No you never trade what you cannot afford to lose but I know a person that trades a 20K account and he does well and one with 6 figures that doesnt do as well paying the bills.
of course the one with the 20K resides in here and the other trades a completely different system but profitable.
Don't chase the market, Let the market come to you