Yes it can be very profitable. However the learning curve is great. I recommend trading on a demo account whilst you learn how the market behaves. A short cut would be to find a mentor to train you up, from my experience the cost of a good mentor is far less than what the market will take from you otherwise. If you are in it for a quick buck, don’t waste your time or money but if you are serious and willing to put in the effort, it is well worth taking up the challenge. If you do decide to take up the challenge remember these words. “The challenge is not about mastering the market, its about mastering yourself.” An even cheaper way to get started is to try out a signal service. Take their signals and see if you make any money. The are some really good one out there.