For a long time I tried to daytrade successfully by using buy stops to obtain price confirmation or short stops when wanting to short and didnt accomplish positive expectancy. Based on things I read it seems that those suggesting it only used examples in hindsight, in reality many times I found myself buying the top or shorting the low of a swing. On the other hand, I've begun buying red, when something is rangy or uptrending and shorting green when it's doing the opposite, with quite good results. In fact I have prohibited myself from buying green candles. Mostly tips I received via PMs from members willing to lend a hand, sadly, can no longer find them in ET, so searching for more help from current ones. I remember that for the longest time I would get bullish when something went up fast, and always ended with a loser in my hand, I said, this is strength, trend is up, then got slammed. Well after losing money doing this I decided it was time to stop and started looking for different strategies. Now when I see that feeling I fade it, never adding to decrease my average position, only to improve it, but respecting the trend at hand. I think adding to a winning position is horrible, only works when you are in a very strong move, if i had known from the start it would be strong I would go all in from the beginning, but you never know that, most of the time everything is wavery and reversive. I wonder if I'm on the right track here, and if there's anyone else doing something similar, I would love to keep improving this from a short term perspective which is where I tend to need more help. Thanks for any insights, trying to get a discussion going if you are interested.