I would be very interested in how you do. Not that I am much of a trader, I just swing trade in my 401k, but I have been thinking about why the vast majority of people fail to become profitable traders. One possible reason is because they try to learn everything before they start. That is they study and study and study and attack the problem with all possible tools. When things break down, they have no good basis to determine what is not working right. I have been trading for 4.5 years with an average anual return of about 50% and my biggest draw down was only a few percent. I had almost no variables to consider because I was very limited in what I could do within my 401k plan. It seams to me that it is best to sequentially master trading techniques one at a time instead of trying to master them all simultaneously. I truly wish you the best of luck and hope that you will kindly report what you experience when you go live. Regards, Grizzly One truth I would like to pass on: you don't have to be the "smart" money, you only have to be smarter then the stupid money.