Thank you all for your help and suggestions! Someone asked about background: Degree in management/finance (early 90's) Stockbroker ('86-87) Futures floor trader (mid-late 90's) I'm coming back to trading after several years pursuing something else, and am looking at all sorts of things. It seems to me that the standard TA and fundamental paths have been well-worn, and there is no edge there, though some individual practioners may be able to make such things work. So, it seems either one combines current tools in a unique way, or one devises something completely new (which is, of course, much harder). My broad overview would include modeling markets (unspecified yet) using some concepts such as non-linear math, fractal geometry, non-normal statistical distrubtions, etc. I realize this is all very vague and unformed, but this is the current point in the evolution of my ideas, so it can't be more at the moment. For right now, I'm just throwing things into the mixer (my head), stirring the pot, and seeing how the whole mess cooks down. Still very interested in people's ideas and suggestions, and thanks again! And, yes, I will do more searching here on ET and elsewhere.