Hello all: I have been trading for a couple of months now and am stuck getting past about $500 a day. I usually make $1000-$1500 on a few trades within the hour before and hour after open and then lose much of it during the day and maybe recoup some near the close. My emphasis is on learning to trade rather than making money at the moment which is why I try and trade all day long and don't just quit while I am ahead in the am (after reading Pit Bull I almost feel that I have to put in the hours). I am trading mostly e-minis (es usually 5 contracts), 30 yr. bonds ( US 1 contract) and some stocks (mostly AMZN 2-5K). Right now I am trading a sort of simple system using 1 minute and 5 minute time frame with moving average crossover, stochacstics, MACD, and a little discretion. To say that it is rudimentary and unoptimized would be an understatement. Most of the time I lose money because I try and anticipate the signals. What I have going for me is that I cut losses very quickly and let profits run (I never look at my P&L when in a trade, only price). I have ton of reading left to do and am trying to figure out how wealth labs works so that I can do some back testing. Been reading "Candlestick charting explained" this weekend to see if I can incorporate Candlestick charts in to the mix. Ok, now to the actual question. I have a couple of the Joe Ross books and while I have read about Ross Hook and TTE I haven't internalized them enough to actually be able to use them to trade yet. I noticed that he has a 2 day seminar (the day trading one) and was wondering if anyone here has been to one and has found them to be useful? I am hoping that combined with the reading I am doing, trading, and trying to internalize what I am reading, I can step up to the next level and start to trade more size (and fewer trades, IB is making more money than I am off my efforts , part of which is down to a lack of discipline on my part to wait for the indicators I use to give me good signals ). Also would I be correct in thinking that the smaller ones account, the shorter the trading time frame one needs to focus on, in order to reap significant returns? The reason I assume this is that to trade a longer time frame (which frankly I would rather do) I would have to expose myself to bigger drawdowns that I can avoid when trading 1-5 minute time frames. Thanks for reading, veteran traders I hope my unsophisticated methods have given you a chuckle BTW I have been lurking on ET for quite a while and have learnt an incredible amount from the posters so thanks very much, you guys are an awesome resource.