I am scalping ER2 for 3-4 ticks sometimes 50- 70 times a day. Don't use stops. Get in and out with limit orders and often get out for less then target if it does not act well. When I am wrong it sometimes gets away from me but I recover fairly quickly. I also have quite a few scratch trades. All in all at the end of the day I probably end up with one tick per roundturn net after commissions but it adds up nicely. I used to fade the market regardless of the trend but now I only fade exhaustion points and hang on a little longer with winners on trades with the VST trend. When the AD is one sided the surprises are usually in that direction. Lately I am training myself to sometimes follow rather ten fade price movement. This is counterintuitive for me but I have made progress. My best trading is in the morning(specially the fifteen minutes after the day session opening, the more chaotic the better) and I usually make my goal before noon and quit before I start giving it back. If the day starts negative it can take me the whole day to get back into the black. After 3:30 ET I try not to trade because the market often has a rithm I don't get. I trade ones and two's and don't intend to step it up for the foreseeable future. I am profitable doing this almost every day but I often blow the money on pet position trades. I am working on cutting that out. It is very liberating to go out jogging after a good morning's work and not have any positions to think about.