I have been doing a lot of thinking over the past a few days. There is no secret that the best of the best traders are still making serious money in this climate. I did some survey at my firm and it seems best performing traders are those who either trade a basket of stocks that don't follow the futures closely, or traders who trade very thin stocks that move. I know for a fact that the number two trader at my firm is doing a shotgun approach with 20-40 positions a day, stocks that are literally unheard of. Stocks that are truly traded with supply and demand information, stocks that don't follow ANYTHING. I also know that he doesn't really trade news, everything he does is daily chart. The key to his success is mass diversity and micro management (pyramiding in and out). My main style is a top->down approach, and when futures/index turn choppy, I struggle. I would love to find some daily chart set-up's on thin stocks, look through previous day's tape for support and resistance points, and have those ready as a second option. What are the BEST set-up's on daily charts? My idea would be something that fall through support and I get ready to put up a bullet as soon as I see the offer. If the stock is not a popular day trader stock, then it usually doesn't play games, specialist usually show real sizes (I can check previous day's tape for confirmation). I would only be playing it if it has a size open print, etc . . . Before the market opens I would already know the key support/resistance points for the stock, and I won't have to worry about the futures when I trade stocks like those. I think you get my idea, I am looking for DAILY CHART SET-UPS, HIGH PERCENTAGE ONES . . . Any contribution will be greatly appreciated and I will be sure to put it on my journal as I experiment . . . Essentially, it is what our top trader does, except I don't spread myself too thinly and look for high percentage shots via tape . . . instead of taking a dozen positions off the open . . . Basically, I would have a long list and a short list each day, and I would follow the tape on them, all day . . . The question is how can I build a quality list . . . I just need a few ideas a day, QUALITY OVER QUANTITY . . .