I use tight stops, which I adjust daily. I let winners run, but take half off when my goals are hit. I only trade from my watch list and if technicals are right. I try to avoid buying when overbought or far off SMA.
I've learned the hard way...
Trendfollower Trader (independent), senior contributor for TheStreet.com & Stockpickr.com. Chart reading junkie. Give me a catalyst - http://www.thestreet.com/author/1186621/RobertoPedone/all.html
Trading equities and options on the basis of finding fundamentally undervalued/overvalued companies that have a technical setup and using options to capitalize on the short term swing trades. Vertical spreads, Iron Condors and Diagonals