Here is a 5 min for today. If you had trouble trading the ZB on 12 - 14 March 2008, you need to review everything related to support, resistance, cycles, volume and price. I would suggest Anek's thread on the AHG method, as well as Spyder's postings on the futures method of trading. Like anything in life, pick out the solid parts that make sense, leave the rest alone until you can go back and review the items you didn't understand the first time through. I know more than one person has summarized both methods. Obviously, you can review my method as well, but that would take reading both Journals and gleaning the method from my posts. The problem is, if you had trouble with the ZB on 12 - 14 Mar 2008, you need to go back to the basics. It is also possible that you need to reconsider what you want out of trading the ZB. You have to be able to trade days like the above in order to see you through the bad days. If you can't even trade the good days, then there is a problem. I think many times in Journals 1 and 2 I expressed my disgust with days where the bonds traded within a 4 tick range for hours on end. We are in a period of time where you should be maximizing your returns.