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

3M (MMM) Down In Early Morning Trading

3M (MMM) Down In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified 3M (MMM) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Pre-Market Laggard: Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR.A)

Pre-Market Laggard: Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR.A)

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

Early Morning Activity Shows Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) Down

Early Morning Activity Shows Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) Down

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Today's Pre-Market Laggard Is Union Pacific (UNP)

Today's Pre-Market Laggard Is Union Pacific (UNP)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Union Pacific (UNP) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Time Warner Cable (TWC) Down In Early Morning Trading

Time Warner Cable (TWC) Down In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Time Warner Cable (TWC) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Alcoa (AA) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Alcoa (AA) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Alcoa (AA) as a pre-market laggard candidate

General Motors (GM) Is Today's Pre-Market Laggard Stock

General Motors (GM) Is Today's Pre-Market Laggard Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified General Motors (GM) as a pre-market laggard candidate

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

Trade-Ideas LLC identified NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) as a momo momentum candidate

Nokia Oyj (NOK) Is Today's Storm The Castle Stock

Nokia Oyj (NOK) Is Today's Storm The Castle Stock

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

Storm The Castle: Zions Bancorp (ZION)

Storm The Castle: Zions Bancorp (ZION)

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