First year of trading end in 2012 -- probably will be flat. But learning. Mostly a chart guy. Can I make a living at this? Verdict still out. Now learning options, hopefully better for capital and profit protection. Plus, like the leverage it offers.
I use tight stops, which I adjust daily. I let winners run, but take half off when my goals hit. I only trade from my watch list and if technicals are right. I try to avoid buying when overbought or outside channel.
I've learned the hard way...
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