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

Watch For Today's Momo Momentum Stock: Express Scripts (ESRX)

Watch For Today's Momo Momentum Stock: Express Scripts (ESRX)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Express Scripts (ESRX) as a momo momentum candidate

Intel (INTC) Down In Pre-Market Trading

Intel (INTC) Down In Pre-Market Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Intel (INTC) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Early Morning Activity Shows Altera (ALTR) Down

Early Morning Activity Shows Altera (ALTR) Down

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Altera (ALTR) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Today's Pre-Market Laggard Is Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)

Today's Pre-Market Laggard Is Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Trade-Ideas: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) Is Today's Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) Is Today's Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) as a momo momentum candidate

Trade-Ideas: Whirlpool (WHR) Is Today's Pre-Market Laggard Stock

Trade-Ideas: Whirlpool (WHR) Is Today's Pre-Market Laggard Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Whirlpool (WHR) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Crown Castle International (CCI) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

Crown Castle International (CCI) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Crown Castle International (CCI) as a momo momentum candidate

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

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

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

Ventas (VTR) Highlighted As Momo Momentum Stock

Ventas (VTR) Highlighted As Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Ventas (VTR) as a momo momentum candidate

Today's Pre-Market Laggard Is United Continental Holdings (UAL)

Today's Pre-Market Laggard Is United Continental Holdings (UAL)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified United Continental Holdings (UAL) as a pre-market laggard candidate