It seems every day some new and up coming superstar day trader (ok wannabe superstar day trader) asks me the same questions. It always strikes me as funny that everybody always seems to have the same questions when to me the answers just seem so obvious. I will admit I’ve been trading for a while now and I’ve seen and read all the doom and gloom numbers about how 90% of all day traders bust their accounts in the first year. Why? I mean seriously why does this keep happening over and over again? I think it boils down to a couple of really simple but important rules that too many new traders either don’t learn soon enough in order to save some of their trading capital. Or they don’t really understand the concepts. Let’s look at a couple of the major ones that you have to understand and have mastered before you can really hope to earn a living at this day trading game.