We agree on something at least mschey. I am up over 60% (small size account) this year and have found plenty to trade (infact I have missed several opportunities as I can't cover everything in time) but I am not fixed in my time frames (trade time frame can be anything from a few hours to a few months) and have found that I have had the most success in the week to two week time frame trades in stocks and currencies (futures) and a few days in the bonds (30 year futures). Have had very poor success in the index futures this year vs. a banner year last year. I just trade any opportunity I see (with an appropriate strategy) and don't really pay attention to this year and that year, if I ever end up questioning my basic premise that somewhere there is a trade worth taking I will quit but as long as there are free markets I don't see that happening. Good trading all.