I've read a few topics with the same problem, although I guess mine is a little different.
I have some term deposits, gold and i've allocated a percentage to the stock market, have never traded before, done some reading and chose to go with TheChartist Growth recommendations.
I've allocated $12,000 for my stock and will eventually hold 20 positions and i'm using Commsec. I'm now a little worried after $20 buy/Sell for each of these positions i'm already effectively down $800. I could get an extra $8000 which would bring my pool of money to $20,000.
Maybe this is what i should have done at the start? I like having a little cash in the bank for emergencies, but now i'm thinking my positions might be too small???