Daniel Mirkin

Dan Mirkin has been a pioneer and driver of new technology in the financial marketplace for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Texas, Dan Mirkin started a hedge fund specializing in active trading of index derivatives. In 1995 Dan Mirkin became entrenched in the Direct Access trading technology revolution. He contributed to the design and testing of CyberTrader, the first commercially viable Direct Access trading platform which was acquired by Charles Schwab for $400 million USD in 2000. In 1998 Mr. Mirkin founded FutureTrade Technologies in an effort to bring Direct Access technology to the institutional market. In April 2000 FutureTrade raised an initial amount of $4 million USD in venture capital. As CEO Dan Mirkin developed the software and business infrastructure that allowed FutureTrade to successfully port their Java based equities platform to the institutional market place. In March of 2002 FutureTrade successfully completed a $17 million USD round of financing lead by Menlo Venture.


In June of 2002 Dan Mirkin left FutureTrade to start Trade Ideas LLC. Having spent nearly 3 years talking with hedge fund managers about what makes them trade, Dan saw the need for a next generation research tool. A tool that automated what successful traders and portfolio managers did throughout the day and continuously brought important market events to users¿ attention. Trade Ideas streaming alerts allow users to monitor vast amounts of market data in real-time without constraining system resources. Anyone that has a browser and internet access can immediately start using the product.

Recent Articles By The Author

Vale (VALE) Down In Early Morning Trading

Vale (VALE) Down In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Vale (VALE) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Early Morning Activity Shows Tesla Motors (TSLA) Down

Early Morning Activity Shows Tesla Motors (TSLA) Down

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Tesla Motors (TSLA) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR) Down In Early Morning Trading

Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR) Down In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Watch For Today's Momo Momentum Stock: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Watch For Today's Momo Momentum Stock: Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) as a momo momentum candidate

Zions Bancorp (ZION) Flagged As A Storm The Castle Stock

Zions Bancorp (ZION) Flagged As A Storm The Castle Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Zions Bancorp (ZION) as a "storm the castle" (crossing above the 200-day simple moving average on higher than normal relative volume) candidate

Capital One Financial (COF) Is Today's Storm The Castle Stock

Capital One Financial (COF) Is Today's Storm The Castle Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Capital One Financial (COF) as a "storm the castle" (crossing above the 200-day simple moving average on higher than normal relative volume) candidate

Monster Beverage (MNST) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

Monster Beverage (MNST) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Monster Beverage (MNST) as a momo momentum candidate

Trade-Ideas: Perrigo (PRGO) Is Today's Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas: Perrigo (PRGO) Is Today's Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Perrigo (PRGO) as a momo momentum candidate

Seagate Technology (STX) Is Today's Pre-Market Laggard Stock

Seagate Technology (STX) Is Today's Pre-Market Laggard Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Seagate Technology (STX) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Micron Technology (MU) Weak In Early Morning Trading

Micron Technology (MU) Weak In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Micron Technology (MU) as a pre-market laggard candidate