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

Yum Brands (YUM) Showing Signs Of Being A Momo Momentum Stock

Yum Brands (YUM) Showing Signs Of Being A Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Yum Brands (YUM) as a momo momentum candidate

Carnival (CCL) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Carnival (CCL) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Carnival (CCL) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Down In Pre-Market Trading

Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) Down In Pre-Market Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Royal Caribbean Cruises (RCL) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Seagate Technology (STX) Down In Early Morning Trading

Seagate Technology (STX) Down In Early Morning Trading

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

Early Morning Activity Shows American Express (AXP) Down

Early Morning Activity Shows American Express (AXP) Down

Trade-Ideas LLC identified American Express (AXP) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Storm The Castle: Celanese (CE)

Storm The Castle: Celanese (CE)

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

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSM) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Energen (EGN) Highlighted As Storm The Castle Stock

Energen (EGN) Highlighted As Storm The Castle Stock

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

Rockwell Automation (ROK) Stock Storming The Castle Today

Rockwell Automation (ROK) Stock Storming The Castle Today

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

Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) Stock Storming The Castle Today

Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) Stock Storming The Castle Today

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) as a "storm the castle" (crossing above the 200-day simple moving average on higher than normal relative volume) candidate