I have tried to anticipate the open for a long time in the U.S. equity index markets. Many times if you get this trade right you get 60 or 80 ym points(600-800 es points) in a matter of minutes. That leaves your day open to pursue other interests. I would really like this thread to become a discussion of new ideas to do this. Some background information I have struggled to ever get this type of method off the ground. I just can't get the consistency that I like. I'm also quite aware this is not the hallmark of good trading as a business. This type of method (nailing the open) is more like a puzzle for me or a game with entertainment value. IMO there is nothing wrong with having a little fun while trading if the size is small. I'm talking real small, 1 mini lot. There is a popular opinion that the best prospects to do this is in the DAX or FESX. Yes sometimes this is true but many times not. Hence, the problem with consistency. It may be a pipe dream that this is even possible, but I think it may be possible. Definitely not every day but two times a week or so.