1) Just curious how fast you can actually trade on this platform and get away with a profit, given transaction costs and such. I haven't been able to make anything sub 5-min profitable, if I account for slippage. The executions are not always so fast, and the signal seems delayed. I'm sure it's possible, just curious if anyone out there, for example, is sitting around with tick charts managing to get in and out without getting hammered. As an example, in a stock with 1.5mil shares a day volume with a roughly 5 cent spread, I had a strategy that had a "buy next bar at market" after a breakout, then saw that someone clever out there managed to throw out a 2-share order on the other side of resistance (on the tape) to trigger my market order. Of course, my market order went out there, then they collected the spread on the other side. But had I run that same strategy with a limit order, I would have been too slow to pick off the shares even at the NBBO+5 cents. So, unless the stock is liquid or unless my forecasts are for several pennies out, the platform triggers are really sloppy -- rendering any edge under, say, 20 cents to be really difficult to get. 2) Do any of you make a living entirely from this platform? There are certain trades I find that this platform is naturally suited for, but there are other things I find a little bit troubling. Is there any way I can programmatically pull down symbol data so I can datamine things? So, using the S&P500 as an example, is there any way I can script pulling down the last 180 days of 1 minute data from all of the S&P500 components? Or do I manually have to go through, load each symbol up, bring up the data window, and then save it to a file? Thanks.