I daytrade stocks and swingtrade rydex funds but lately I've been looking at a strategy to buy stocks breaking out from consolidation. Gary B. Smith has been raving about this strategy for a long time, so I figure it must be worth a try. I am using a free service that I learned about on ET that will find these stocks for me(cisiova.com). I use the horizontal breakout scan. I have installed well over a thousand stocks into this scan and haven't reach any limit so far. Right now I think the program will analyze virtually any number of stocks that you can throw at it. There are other scans included in the program but right now I strongly suspect that the horizontal breakout scan is the best. My stock picks are simply stocks ranging in price from 1 dollar to 100 dollar per share and trading at least 100,000 shares. There are other free sites where you can find these stock lists but cnbc screener is my favorite. After loading all these stocks into a scan, I asked cisiova.com to pick out the horizontal breakout trades for the last 30 days and the results showed for well over 100 picks that 66% were winners. Now can anyone tell me if they are using a similar strategy and what parameters that I might add which would improve this ratio of winners to losers? regards and thanks for any replies.