HI, In the spirit of Simplicity that has dominated these boards for the past couple of months, I submit this for your consideration and critique: the Very Simple method that I've been using profitably for about a month now. My circumstance: I have a full time job at which I'm able to attend to the markets from 9:30 AM-10:15 AM (ET) and then in small segments during the day (I usually get on for about 5 minutes at 10:45, 11:30, 12:30, 1:00 etc.). Therefore I needed a strategy which does not require constant monitoring. My account is less than 25k, so I've been trading this strategy using the SMH on some days and the dia ssf on others (yes. I'm the guy buying those 2 contracts per day). Here it is: I wait until 10:05 and place a buy stop above the high and a sell stop below the low of the day (gives me a feeling of security that protective stops are in place). When I check back in at 10:45, if an order has been filled, I double the other stop (eg. if I'm long 100 smh I make the sell stop at the low 200 shares so that if the market reverses I have a chance to catch that move. I'll only take 1 long and 1 short in a day. As for the exit, most often, when I check in at 10:45 I have had an order filled, and generally show a small profit. On some days I just call it a day and take that profit. Other days I close half and hold the rest. However review of charts leads me to believe that the best strategy would be to simply hold the position for the entire day and close at 4:00 (of course keeping my stop loss in place). The gains from catching full trend days would compensate for smaller losses. I've been doing this for about 4 weeks now and have had gains each week. I'd add that on two days when I could not attend to the market, I whould have been whipped around for losses, so I've had that bit of luck. I welcome any comments, suggestions thoughts etc. Thank you.