I'm trying to calculate a ratio between how much buying power someone is using at a particular time to his realistic profit goal. Please let me know if you agree with the following: These figures are for INTRADAY TRADING ONLY Lets say a trader is long a basket of 7 stocks 1k- adbe 1k- bls 2k- aol 2k- ge 2k- amat 2k-mu 2k csco 12,000 shares total using approximately $260,000 in buying power @ 10am. if the market rallys what should be his profit goal ? I know this is subjective, but assuming these are strong stocks when the orders are entered ,some rally as the should, others may lag . I think a worthwhile profit goal would be at least $4,000 Any thoughts ?