So I'm a newbie, a wannabe, an OP (whatever that is), call me what you like, but I would like to day trade. I thought stocks, so I built a powerhouse computer, designed and built an ergonomically inspired, stand up, sit down trading desk with four 4K monitors and studied for six months. I've read a lot, watched the internet gurus and their cult followers, I've lurked in many chat rooms and then I came across this one. Even though I know that I will be taken out behind the shed by a few, it appears to me that some of the wisest traders are here and freely offer their advice. During the time I have been trying to gain knowledge on trading stocks, I have noticed that most, of who I would consider true professionals, including those on this forum, trade other instruments than Nasdaq stocks. I also found, while trying to find order flow software for stocks, that 99% of the available software was for futures, forex and options. So I've Googled until my eyes were crossed without an answer; why do "Elite" traders trade other financial instruments instead of individual stocks? P.S. I've posted my Pic because it has been proven that it is psychologically more difficult to be mean to a face than it is to an Avatar, LOL!