Ok lets talk about stocks for a bit. Basically i had dreams of building a large scale scalping operation running on a hundred plus symbols etc. So ive been watching the quotes and found to my horror that basically the mission ive been on has turned into a suicide mission. Basically my read on the situation is that a typical fill can be 13 plus cents worse than you expect to be filled due to an annoying habit the stocks have of just jumping through key levels a full 13 to 15 cents and THEN filling you. Obviously this is really as bad as it gets. Its akin to going through hell to get to your goal and then realising that the oasis that you thought existed in the desert is in fact a mirage. I cant overemphasise enough how badly shaken i am by this realisation. Theres really only one goal that i have in life and thats to be rich. I know my shit and thought I had everything under control. So enough of the bad lets see if I can salvage something from what is beginning to look like a colossal waste of time. Firstly are there stock symbols that dont exhibit this tendency. So for example if I was to trade IBM or BA (Boeing) will my buy stops be any better off or am i doomed to get raped for effectively 13 cents of extra overhead on ONE $%&*@#$ing round trip. Obviously this is a business that relies on very precise entries and exits to be successful. The issue is for me at least if i only trade 100 share lots of something to minimise the slip will it be enough or am i basically fighting a losing battle. To be honest I dont expect to get much in the way of intelligent responses from this system (ahem) but lets just say that realising that your basically doomed to live a life of penury and poverty because god prefers it that way is about the point at which I realise I dont want to be a part of this planet. Anyone who knows better can post otherwise dont waste my time... Sorry but obviously im really feeling ripped off at this point since I worked hard at building my talent to this level and from my perspective it seems like this a system built on shifting sands where in reality you cant win because the system simply moves the goalposts to a point where its no longer possible to beat it. Any comments? Takers?