I am a CPA beginning the journey of trying to become a daytrader. My question for those that are currently trading futures with real money is, "How does someone that is a newbie go about selecting a method/strategy to begin simulated trading?" My best guess is to just go with the usual indicators (MACD, Bollinger, Candlesticks) to determine a probable trend formation and try to ride the trend with a stop a few ticks below my entry point in order to minimize losses. In reading these forums, I have found lots of methods I know nothing about and so I thought it might be useful to ask the more experienced traders where to start and what the progression might be from there. My end goal is to make about $500 per day, trading for 4-5 hours. I mostly have been looking at trading ES futures. Thanks for any guidance you can provide. All the best.