So I'm finally on my way. I originally wrote a few paragraphs about how I got here, and then deleted it all. Bottom line, I want to make money. First I don't want to lose it, then I want to be consistent, and then I want to rake it in. Have been reading for months, looked into so many things, and realized I need to focus on just one. I will be trading the NQ futures, using price action, as outlined by DBPhoenix. I will have a good 3 if not 4 days a week to watch in real time the first few hours, and of course to wake up early to prepare for the day, but I do sadly still have a real job. I thought candles were so pretty, and especially so when you color them in green and red. I loved how the many books I've read use a 20 EMA as a guide for many setups. But now, looking at just a simple bar chart with nothing on it, no colors or indicators is somewhat minimally beautiful. I will have volume on my charts, but initially I will be following the principles in the straight line threads where volume isn't a factor. Attached is a picture of the representation of my setup. Two monitors, one external monitor and the notebook screen. On the main monitor, the bigger chart on the left is the one minute bar chart. The smaller one on the top right is the 1 tick bar chart, and below that is the 5 minute chart. On the smaller notebook screen is the hourly chart which shows me about the past 6 days. I keep finding that I want to look at the bigger picture. I might switch this with the 5 minute chart so that the 5 minute is big and the hourly is smaller. When it comes to placing trades, I will have to add in the appropriate window. (A big thanks to fortydraws. He kindly summarized what he does and how he does it, and in there was the nugget of gold about MultiCharts) As you can see, no support and resistance lines drawn in yet. I spent today just watching price for 3 hours. My observations are that when the market opens, that tick chart really starts to move! LOL.... Also, when I had a mental resistance line drawn in my head, I could see how price shot through it when it did breech. But alas, it didn't take off. There was definitely some force behind it though. There might just be something to these support and resistance lines!