Hello all, I have been trying to figure out a way to either swing trade in periods of 1-3 days, and intraday trade for profit. I only have about 20k to throw around and I am planning on trying to leverage my way to real money in the span of a year or two. I would like to know what you think of this system of testing. I have built a few spreadsheets so that I can come up with a system that generates buy and sell signals, then select a few stocks, go back a few months and pretend I am trading real-time. I enter the date/time/price of the signal, then the price at which I probably would have been able to buy at, then I enter the high of the period (usually the same day) and the low that was reached before the high. Then I have a table of all the trades I would have made. I go through and filter out all that would not give me a good ratio of losses to wins and then figure out what % I could get out of each trade given my stop loss that would be set according to the lows. Using this I have found that it is REALLY difficult to find a profitable system. I have tried Stoch, ADM/ADX, RSI, Williams %, volume indicators, time based indicators, moving averages, etc... I have tweaked their settings every which way, and combined them many different ways but I cant find anything that will be REALLY good. Usually I can figure out a system that will give me .002-.007% on each trade (factoring in the losses it would take to make them) but it will only work for a couple of stocks, etc... I have searched the internet high and low and cant find any really good strategies that work consistently. I dont know what I am doing wrong. Does someone know of a list/database of good intraday strategies that are explained? I think there is probably some combination of tech indicators, that when configured with the right intervals etc, should work pretty well... but I am having a really hard time here... Anyone know where I can get help on this? it would be GREATLY appreciated!! Thanks.