Dislikedout of curiosity...should i just run with a practice acct now refining strategies? or wat? i know i need to go back to the drawing board just not exactly sure how.Ignored
I would open a (very) small money account and use really small lots.
By the way I love this day. Only bad thing is that tomorrow morning I have to run around opening accounts to several banks to make sure all of my money is covered by government insurance. Other than that, I think this is great. Finally we can see at least short term trend (It's down for all stock markets and up for gold).
If you are from US and think this your country is going to crash, then short, short, short. It's always better to have shitloads of money when the country is struggling. In fact that's the best time because when the new uptrend begins, you can buy all the stocks and real estate you want. If you think dollar will tank, hedge your savings. It's really quite simple.
BTW I'm from EU and shorting the european stock markets at the moment.