Thought i would start a journal here b/c 1) i have sloppy handwriting and cant even read my own notes and thusly never review them 2) perhaps writing in a semi-public forum will hold me to some type of standard, and be more honest w/ myself 3) although i dont expect anyone to read these, if someone gets really bored and happens to stumble upon it any feedback is appreciated. A couple notes regarding my style: i have no style. Ok, seriously, i would be nice to have one style that just rakes in the cash day in and day out, but until then i employ many strategies depending on the kind of day, and what seems to be working, but for the most part do opening's, MOC's, relative strength, always look for momentum plays, particularly with sectors, scalps, and pairs. when i do pairs they are ususally 1 day to a week, never long term pair investing, and every day i stick to a few bread and butter stocks and read tape...i trade in 500-1000s lots and my positions dont exceed 2000s, at least not yet. i dont use any technicals (so glas i got away from that) other than just being aware of S/R, i only look at charts during the day as a cheat sheet or for an unfamiliar stock, rather i look at raw data and remember what happens at what price levels. i always watch the s&p minis with a tick and 1 minute chart (the only chart open on my screens) a littel background: i have been activley trading for about three years, intraday until the PDT, then had to adapt to a swing style, but since i am back to intraday only for about 6 months now that i am better capitalized. i averaged about a 3% rate of return per month during my swing days and since switching back to intra-day, after initially taking some lumps, i am back to profitable the past four months. i would love trading to be my sole source of income but until then (maybe this will help) i also run another business to supplement income. Thank you anyone who has read to this point or reads beyond and any comments are appreciated, maybe we can both learn something.