I started day trading about ten years ago and consistently was able to bring down 6 figs until the last couple of yrs, which may sound odd because so many traders are having there best years in decades. This is about the same time my mother started failing and I have become her caretaker. I don't know if there is a connection or not, but I know I need to start changing things around quickly. . . My best years were when I was trading on a desk at a prop firm in NYC. I miss those days of sharing ideas and research. Now I'm trading from home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I love it here too, but boy do I miss the trading brotherhood. . . I hope posting my ideas and journal here will not only help me to improve my trading, but also to be able to meet new people, and perhaps even share research. . .