just getting started

Discussion in 'Trading' started by alpha111, Jun 25, 2012.

  1. alpha111


    Hi, I'm a serial entrepreneur and recently decided to train myself as a day trader. I notice there is about a 6-month personal learning curve when it comes to a new field of study and I'm trying to cut that amount of time down as much as possible.

    I'm learning TA and reading charts, familiarizing myself with the lingo, following sites such as this and stocktwits to follow others advice.

    Here's my main question: I am using IB and don't like their software but can live with it. What is the best combination of broker/software for day trading? I am really interested in scalping, hft and algo trading as well.

    I'm currently looking at ninja trader as eSignal looks like too much for me to handle right now. Would I be fine w/ simply using ninjatrader/IB combo? I want to keep my approach simple and flexible.

    I have about $250k to work with. Any suggestions are highly appreciated.