Many years ago, a lifetime ago for many, I bought Dr. Alexander Elder's fine first book "Trading for a Living." Little did I realize then that my circumstances would change so drastically for the worse that I would need to be "Trading to Live." Loss of easy mobility led to loss of ease of work which led to an unwanted retirement. The French call that unhappy state "en retraite," which means literally "in retreat." My prior market interest in investment, whatever we thought that was, quickly changed from steady growth and dividends to making a fast buck. Let's see...I make about $65 a day from Social Security (yes, my brave little ones, keep working to cover my benefits!)...so if I can make that much every day I can double my standard of living! How hard can that be? Lots of people here say that index futures will turn the trick. So I got me a data service. Got me a futures brokerage account. Integrated the two. And volila! I am ready to hit it, see the attached chart. You are looking at the finished product, as I had to make ther color of the up bars the same as the color of the buy button so as not to be confused. See red, punch red. See blue, punch blue. I can do this!