I wish there was a crash course for scalping when I started out. How ironic that there ain't any even to this day. Interestingly, most of the day traders that I meet are better labeled as scalpers than otherwise. So I would like to start a brainstorm session in the hopes of catering to this ever burgeoning crowd. This thread is devoted to all things scalping. Non-scalpers need not participate. Let me kick it off by throwing out a couple basic questions for you to chew on: 1) Just what exactly is scalping for you? 1-tick, 2-ticks, or 10-ticks...or perhaps more? 2) Do you have a specific system you religiously follow, even if it were just 1-tick, or do you more or less trade by the seat of your pants? 3) What is considered as the optimal risk:reward ratio? If your goal is to capture, say, 5-ticks, should the stop be smaller than 5-ticks?