With such a small account, you can try to compound it harshly... though there's a higher chance of blowing the account. How can you cope with losing a grand or 2?

In this forum you will find a variety of opinions and philosophies concerning FX. You will find conflicting opinions and more approaches (and chart drawings) than you'd ever need to see.

That the bottom line is that (naturally) more funds gives you a higher chance of succeeding. Your risk level, expertise, and fortune should all factor in too.

To respond to your question: I'm sure we've got some folks making a living from FX that post to this forum. As for their financial backing, fortune, and trading style: your guess is as good as any.