and took time off, saving on live quote expenses, commission expenses? Have you ever thought about this? What if you held a few mini contracts short? Or if you held leveraged short index funds? Wouldn't you've been better off? The time frame of some people's trades is just a reflection of their psychological make-up and temperament. It has nothing to do with any imaginary edge or business plan. I am saying this because I do believe people trade for all kinds of reasons. What is yours?