Oh, I did all that back when I had taxable income. I'm now retired and fairly well off. I just feel for those who aren't doing as well, and never will under the current regulatory regime. FWIW, I 5x'd my retirement account trading from March 2009 to 2014, then got out and am still out. I'd sold after about 20% loss off the previous peak to the protestations of my then broker (who now thinks I'm a genius). That game is now so rigged itself it's better to wait awhile for after the tide next goes out and the naked swimmers have to dump at pennies on the dollar. Being responsible puts one in a position of being able to wait for things like that, and just take the easy winnings. I'll do ok on the mountain (well, a buncha hills in Appalachia) I now own outright, and am off-grid mostly. I changed a buncha cash into things that are unpleasant or difficult to confiscate, but which benefit me just fine. .gov doesn't want to be in the real estate business or try to make money selling my solar system, farm, and so on. They like to just cntrl-x cntrl-v cash (eg bits in the bank - fiat), so it's wise to not make it too easy for them to do that.
Oh, made the money in the first place as a systems engineer and coder. I still do that, but now it's only for fun.