I've heard it many times, amongst other things, successful traders have an edge and one must choose a methodology that's well matched to the individual trader's goals, personality, etc. While trying to define my edge(s) I thought it would be useful to myself and others to share and learn what "edges" profitable traders are using. In turn, this may spark some ideas for new or experienced traders to expand their methodology and become (more) profitable. Personally I like computers, building systems, analyzing numbers and price patterns, make slow decisions and need to take the emotions out of entering and exiting trades. So, I need to completely automate my trading methodology which is therefore, one of my edges. I read Don Bright post that one of his firm's edges is the availability of capital, and perhaps mentoring (?) (I'm not trying to put words in your mouth Don, so please correct me if I'm wrong). Another may be relatively low commissions. Implementing a money management plan. Come to think of it, having a plan at all (entry, exit, MM). Any one else? Please do not accuse me of trying to exploit someone's "edge" for free. If you feel revealing your edge may compromise its profitability, then certainly do not post. I'm just trying to clarify and perhaps quantify in some cases what an edge is so others can benefit in general.