Hello, I am in the early phases of attempting to develop an automated trading system. I am trying to do as much background research as I can about trading platforms, brokers, data feeds... etc. What I want to do (if i can figure it out and backtest it to an acceptable level of proficiency) is be able to place a long or a short with a tight stop loss based on price trend conditions. And then automate the whole process. To narrow down the bulk of information to go through, I would like to focus on one trade medium. Should i concentrate on a stock? an exchange? a mini? forex? does it matter? I don't know much about any of these, but I think it would simplify the process if I could just concentrate on one. The Forex market seems to have the best hours of operation. What medium is best for me? Any helpful tips appreciated.