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

Delta Air Lines (DAL) Down In Early Morning Trading

Delta Air Lines (DAL) Down In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Delta Air Lines (DAL) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Pre-Market Laggard: Southwest Airlines (LUV)

Pre-Market Laggard: Southwest Airlines (LUV)

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Southwest Airlines (LUV) as a pre-market laggard candidate

American Airlines Group (AAL) Down In Early Morning Trading

American Airlines Group (AAL) Down In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified American Airlines Group (AAL) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Qualcomm (QCOM) Flagged As Today's Pre-Market Laggard

Qualcomm (QCOM) Flagged As Today's Pre-Market Laggard

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Qualcomm (QCOM) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Simon Property Group (SPG) Is Today's Momo Momentum Stock

Simon Property Group (SPG) Is Today's Momo Momentum Stock

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Simon Property Group (SPG) as a momo momentum candidate

Trade-Ideas: Workday (WDAY) Is Today's "Storm The Castle" Stock

Trade-Ideas: Workday (WDAY) Is Today's "Storm The Castle" Stock

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

Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

Novo Nordisk A/S (NVO) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

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

Storm The Castle: American Tower (AMT)

Storm The Castle: American Tower (AMT)

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

Macerich (MAC) Down In Early Morning Trading

Macerich (MAC) Down In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Macerich (MAC) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Michael Kors Holdings (KORS) as a pre-market laggard candidate