not sure which investments you look at...money markets? o.0
Ive got my bonds that earn 15% return after tax, which means that either I can buy a house for R1m and trade with R0.5m and then get an salary on the side of another R43k per month (or I could pay rent and earn R 50k per month) plus I can leave my trading account to grow as well.
R40k per month should cover any drawdown I have on a R 500k account.
Interesting ..... I genuinely doubt that there are ANY traders (in this forum) who have made a living from trading. Yes - some INVESTMENTS might have done well but real trading? Eventually you will get wiped out. Some good wins - possibly in the short term? I would define a trader as someone who trades almost daily...not Simon's "easy / lazy" systems.