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

Cabela's (CAB) Stock Storming The Castle Today

Cabela's (CAB) Stock Storming The Castle Today

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

CSX (CSX) Flagged As A Storm The Castle Stock

CSX (CSX) Flagged As A Storm The Castle Stock

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

AthenaHealth (ATHN) Highlighted As Storm The Castle Stock

AthenaHealth (ATHN) Highlighted As Storm The Castle Stock

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

Trade-Ideas: Under Armour (UA) Is Today's Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas: Under Armour (UA) Is Today's Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Under Armour (UA) as a momo momentum candidate

Watch For Today's Momo Momentum Stock: Netflix (NFLX)

Watch For Today's Momo Momentum Stock: Netflix (NFLX)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Netflix (NFLX) 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

Today's Momo Momentum Stock To Watch: Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)

Today's Momo Momentum Stock To Watch: Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) as a momo momentum candidate

General Electric (GE) Flagged As A Storm The Castle Stock

General Electric (GE) Flagged As A Storm The Castle Stock

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

Polaris Industries (PII) Is Today's Storm The Castle Stock

Polaris Industries (PII) Is Today's Storm The Castle Stock

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

Baidu (BIDU) Highlighted As Momo Momentum Stock

Baidu (BIDU) Highlighted As Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Baidu (BIDU) as a momo momentum candidate