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

Monsanto (MON) Weak In Early Morning Trading

Monsanto (MON) Weak In Early Morning Trading

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Monsanto (MON) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Trade-Ideas: JC Penney (JCP) Is Today's "Storm The Castle" Stock

Trade-Ideas: JC Penney (JCP) Is Today's "Storm The Castle" Stock

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

Watch For Today's Momo Momentum Stock: Under Armour (UA)

Watch For Today's Momo Momentum Stock: Under Armour (UA)

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

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) Lagging In Pre-Market Activity

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

Early Morning Activity Shows Reynolds American (RAI) Down

Early Morning Activity Shows Reynolds American (RAI) Down

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Reynolds American (RAI) as a pre-market laggard candidate

Early Morning Activity Shows BP (BP) Down

Early Morning Activity Shows BP (BP) Down

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

Nielsen (NLSN) Stock Storming The Castle Today

Nielsen (NLSN) Stock Storming The Castle Today

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

Eyes On Mondelez International (MDLZ): Highlighted Storm The Castle Stock

Eyes On Mondelez International (MDLZ): Highlighted Storm The Castle Stock

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

HCP (HCP) Stock Storming The Castle Today

HCP (HCP) Stock Storming The Castle Today

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

Red Hat (RHT) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

Red Hat (RHT) On Momo Momentum Watch Today

Trade-Ideas LLC identified Red Hat (RHT) as a momo momentum candidate