Just wondering if any exist because I haven't met any. It would be nice to know some intra-day traders are consistently profitable. If you are one, and have a minute, I would be grateful to hear about any of your experiences and I have a couple questions: Thank you in advance. 1. What is your primary style and time frame of trading? ex. swing, market making, event, intrady, weekly... 2. Do you backtest? If so using what program? I use amibroker. 3. What percentage of your orders are limit versus market? 4. What is the best piece of advice you have related to long term survivor-ship in the stock market? A little about my trading: US Stocks and intraday only, I use 2 trades- volume spike counter trend at 2x ATR, and earnings trend on day of announcement if AVG ATR>2. I could get more technical if someone wanted to. My problem is that I can't seem to get a 100% mechanical system with an acceptable draw down. So, my entries and stops are placed according to natural levels etc. Because my system is not 100% mechanical I am at prone to over trading, and I do. I would like to become more consistent. Advice?