Background. Trading futures equities fx corporate bonds and crypto manually for over 20 years combined with an emphasis on futures and intraday trades. This account is going to start out as a small account challenge which will be new for me. I have many different styles that I trade intraday in the futures from scalping to day swings with an edge in index futures. I will be utilizing the tradeovate platform for this challenge due to the low or zero commission offered on their monthly plan. I do not think the platform will make that big of a difference in my profitability, but the amount of money in the account and intraday margin rates as well as the fees all in and all out could make a significant difference in profitability as well as my skill or my edge. ALL of my edge is in my skillset. In an effort of being completely transparent I will share daily or weekly results depending on my free time to post on this site. I will be posting strictly NET gains and losses for the entire account. But understand this is my time and my money and in no way or form am I obligated to follow my plan or the weak rules i have posted in this journal to satisfy the delights or dismay of complete strangers on a public board. i can add money to this account if i feel stifled by such a small account thay it negatively effects my gains or losses. i will state if i add money! so that this will remain completely transparent. I will be transparent and from time to time I will share some time and sales of some trades but i wont be detailing and annotating charts or writing up my strategies. I might throw some clues out though from time to time as well as some words of wisdom. My hope is that my journal proves that with enough smarts courage and 10,000 plus hours of screen time that you who ever you are who is reading this can possibly succeed at the toughest job in the world from a guaranteed income financial stand point. I dont have time for paragraphs and spelling checks or correct grammar on a journal like this..questions and positive comments are welcome but I ask that if your comments with each other or me turn into individual battles or a gang up of users against me repetitively then I will just delete or ignore my account here at elite trader. I am looking forward to all of us growing and rooting for each other to make and take money from the big bank trading desks and the hft corporations who think they own the futures markets! once my account is opened and funded I will state the day i am starting the live challenge as well as my results and the exact platform fees etc and starting dollar value of the account!