Decided to do paper-trading from the beginning of last year to now. Basically did about 3500 contracts in the ES, 500 in Soybeans, and some 300~ in grain and hog spreads. Factoring in IB commissions, I took the $25k starting paper-trading account to $128,404.90 by last Friday. I have done this with both fundamental and technical research, being about 20% and 80%, respectively. I never fell below $24,800, so I was profitable consistently from the beginning. I'm in front of my computer when in a trade, unless it is a hedged spread in grains or the Lean hogs. What do you think? I believe I can replicate these returns with real money. I only work from 11am to 6pm, so I can trade the open from 8:30 (central time) to when I leave about 10. I also trade soybeans and wheat in the evening where I see decent liquidity.