Yeah been successfully swing trading stocks for over 7 years now. But the last year I have been getting tired of doing it. Analyzing hundrends of Charts a night, reviewing so many Income statements, Balance sheets that your face turns blue,getting an overnight downgrade on a holding or preguidance to the downside,and being on the short end of the stick when news comes to light about company corruptnes bringing down the price etc ..etc...etc... It just racks your brain and becomes "unfun" after awhiile at least for me Recently, have just been starting to trade YM futures. I have been studying intensively about it for months now. And have taken the next step and have started to intra- day trading it. And I tell you what. Its tough and not easy but after doing it for awhile in the last month I tell you now I will NEVER trade stocks again !! NEVER EVER EVER AGAIN. PERIOD , FINADA , END OF STORY !! No studying Charts til 3 in the morning. And NO overnight downgrades to worry about again No worry about whether I should be trading in the tech sector or oil sector or blue chips. Its just me against the YM And for a number of years I have heard many other traders talk about this but I just scoffed at them and told them they were nuts to trade such a risky endeavour as futures. I was nuts not to get involved with futures sooner. Iwill never go back now. BTW, I know there is alot of competition in eminis but if you are patient enough and start out very small I believe it can be the way to go for many traders !! Right now I am trading 1 contract of YM And will do this for at least 3 months. I may add another one by Summer. Mainly using three strategies that have been working good. I fad the premarket Gaps. I also use candlesstick charting on the 1 minute and five minute charts trading Hammers, Dojis, and engulfing patterns, (with stochastics at bottom to confirm entry points), And finally I trade using a 9day ema and 18day ema crossover with OBV used to make entry points clearer. And BB which is used as an exit tool indicator. This strategy is more for following the basic Trend of the YM for the day than the other two above. The main point I can say that really has benefitted me so far is the principles I acquired in risk and money management thru swing trading stocks for so long. Its clearly applicable in scalping the YM and I have found it an easy and successful transistion . And the emotional stability I have developed over the years in trading stocks has really been of great value in trading futures. Anyway, I wish I had been more involved with futures earlier. And learned more about them before now. Any comments or valuable insight about emini futures from other more experienced future traders would be appreciated. Thanks !!