I would like to supplement my disability income. I have about 5k to play with and was thinking of trading stocks as a way to earn some extra cash. I have time and I largely spend my days in front of the computer anyway.
If 5k is too little to do anything with I could take from my IRA, where I have $165k invested in Vanguard VTINX. Being disabled I can withdraw from that w/o penalty. But that is basically an emergency fund that has to last until I die (I'm 57), so I'm reluctant to rob from it (and it would be taxed).
What might I need to consider before I proceed?