Never do this.. This will get you in the habit of overtrading, At least as a "daytrader/swing trader" , I don't know about a scalper. Doing those little 1 share trades, is equivalent to cutting fruit on your break time while you are trying to learn how to be a french chef. Waste of time! I use to trade during all times, until I figured out I was still lacking in knowledge of exactly what to look for to avoid chop. A post in here pointed out one good method.