A question to those currently trading professionally:

Did you save up from your job, sell property, or raise money to begin trading?(of coarse by "begin" I mean once you have achieved a consistent profitability over a bull and bear cycle).

Or did you rather prefer to "grow" with your money - meaning trading your way up refusing to move large sums into the trading account?

I find the second to be impossible unless you are a scalper/daytrader or are blessed with conditions almost perfect for your strategy (e.g. bubble for swing-trading).

Would like to hear your views on this