Yes, before and during I completed my research and throughout some testing of trading applications I did lose many trades. I traded options for a year and did well, although I did not some of the facets of options trading.
I entered the S&P futures trading arena in 2007 and have never left. I enjoy the idea of buying or selling at the exact price at that exact second and the idea that futures do not depreciate or erode like options traders suffer with.
After all, Edison went through a lot of light bulbs before he made one work. And, Alfred Nobel blew up many things, and almost himself, before he discovered how to control nitroglycerine with his invention of dynamite.