Hello Everyone: I will be starting a journal. Here's some background information. I have been trading futures for six months unsuccessfully. I have decided to take some time off from live trading and begin a six month diet of "Simulation Trading". Here is the plan: 1) I will start with an account of 10,000. 2) I will trade 4 contracts most of the time. The reason I chose 4 is to practice scaling in and scaling out if desired. 3) I will not trade live before 6 months. 4) I will concentrate on ER2. As time goes on I may incorporate other products as well such as QM, QG, ZN, EUR, JPY, etc. 5) I will display daily/weekly/month results and also post charts with comments. I will be using the following software/hardware: 1) Ensign - Charting software 2) Ninja Trader - Order entry and Simulator (great simulator IMO) 3) IB - Data Feed 4) Snag It 4) 3 x 21" Samsung 213T displays Let the journey begin. ozzy P.S if you have any ideas suggestion let me know.