I'm trying to get a set routine down that I follow to start every trading day. It goes something like this: 9:00 PM Check Briefing.com for late stock news and Island.com to see the effect of the news on after hours trading. Update Support and Resistance points for stocks in my basket. 5:30 AM Check futures prices CNBC Again Check Briefing.com and Island.com as above. 5:45 AM Login to trading on computer 1 and bring up my charts etc. Login to computer 2 and bring up IB and Chat room. Check and chart futures. 6:00 AM Finalize my plan for the open. Bring up charts of stocks of interest in the pre-open. Check and chart futures. 6:15 AM Check CNBC for fun... finish coffee... check futures. Monitor calls in the Chat room... check out interesting stocks. 6:35 AM Scan for market movers... up and down. It's work in progress. How does my routine compare to anyone else's reading this? Do you have suggestions? I want to make Daytrading my business and plan on treating just like any other business. Thanks for comparisons and suggestions for improvement!