Figured I'd start a journal of sorts. Mostly for things I find interesting, maybe even egocentric with my trading, but the/my world at large is acceptable content as well. Likely it will be more blog-esque than a journal, with non-scheduled posts. BTW... someone asked me the origin of my ET handle Tiddlywinks. Here's the wikipedia definition... "Tiddlywinks is a game played on a flat felt mat with sets of small discs called "winks", a pot, which is the target, and a collection of squidgers, which are also discs. Players use a "squidger" (nowadays made of plastic) to shoot a wink into flight by flicking the squidger across the top of a wink and then over its edge, thereby propelling it into the air. The offensive objective of the game is to score points by sending your own winks into the pot. The defensive objective of the game is to prevent your opponents from potting their winks by "squopping" them: shooting your own winks to land on top of your opponents' winks. As part of strategic gameplay, players often attempt to squop their opponents' winks and develop, maintain and break up large piles of winks." So the answer is that the primary objective of the game is similar to trading: get winks(profits) into the pot! Simple as that.