I understand markets through prices, support, and resistance. I found I could develop profitable trading techniques using only these classic ideas. My own personal desire of always wanting to be in a trade has always kept me from being successful in many different ways. Finally, I developed my own trading software which trades like I want to, but without my weaknesses. Today is a great day because I'm trading it live for the first time. My code base is covered with all kinds of automated tests, plus I've done a few weeks on the simulator, so I'm not expecting any trouble. Today I have it looking to scalp the Sept. NQ at 2070.00, given that there is resistance if the price gets back up there. Today that means the price gets >= 2071.00 then comes back down to 2070.00, without having gone above 2080.00. The 2070 level corresponds to Friday's close and was also an important level overnight. That's where the "semi-automatic" part of my programs come from: I look at the chart, and feed them some basic information about what I believe is important. That's the fun, creative part of trading and I don't even want to toy with trying to teach a computer to do that. However, executing the plan and managing the trade is what I'm terrible at so that's what my programs do for me. As I get comfortable and my account grows, I will be adding more possible trades to the daily programs. Should be fun! Go ahead and post any comments, criticisms, or questions here. I can't edit the posts. Hopefully we can get some good discussions going.