....the amount of time consumed setting up a trading plan, watching markets and trading, especially futures. Am mentioning this as I'm having a rethink whether I wish to spend the next few years buried in my computers watching markets morph. There is another world out there, a real world of relationships, going out, exploring other opportunities and lifestyles but trading is such an intense focused and lonely road am not sure I wish to sacrifice my life for it. I've learned a lot the last couple of years about new trading strategies when setting up algos for trading futures, and I may take some of this and go back to trading a couple of select stocks, where I can set conditional orders with my broker and leave it at that. With futures, I need to have my computers running 24 hours a day and be constantly alert to a number of issues such as computer or modem glitches and even IB who glitch, I've noticed often their data feed goes down.