I've been playing in and out of the market over 5 years now. I have learned the hard way to make money. One thing I have learned is to be patient! Which is hard to do when you want to just be a day trader. Best advice would be not to trade on emotion
I fell in love with trading over the late summer/early fall after the shares I had purchased of $DXCM gapped up overnight some 20%. I made $5k on that one. It inspired me to start learning re trading, & so my quest continues right here. Good Luck!