There are a lot of individual success stories such as people like Larry Williams who go on to hype themselves to no tomorrow after making millions. There are also business success stories such as Southwest Airlines who hedged on fuel prices by buying crude oil futures. So yes, people “win” all the time – but think about all of the people at the casino’s who tell you about their greatest wins but never say a word about their biggest beat downs. Futures Trading is extremely risky and although it represents opportunities, there are just as many risks as rewards. So make sure you’re educated, find a broker that understands your needs and financial status, and don’t be afraid to practice trading for a while before you jump in.