Folks, Work full time and made a lot and lost a lot, which has finally led me to develop a strategy. Below is one I am developing, it is fluid and open to suggestions. It has taken "inspiration" from more than one source and I would like your feedback : 1. The step by step small to mid-cap analysis: a>Spread under 10%? b>What is the companyâs plan to make money? c>What is the the game changing catalyst(s)? d>Is the cash-flow a likely issue for the price? e>How many shares in circulation and their make-up? f>Quality of management? g>Itâs relative strength to the overall market? h>Glance at upcoming macro economic events? 2. Money Management - (100% investment capital divided into 80% for 8 stocks (8x10%) updated daily to reflect actual portfolio) 3. Always Use a Trailing Stop Loss - with support/resistance, once moving using swing low and high points taking into account bid-ask volatility spread, to lock your profits and stop your losses, with initial trailing stop under a support base,a swing point low and lowest bid. [or could I use ATR of 5 instead?] 4. To Buy - (1)Buy on first pullback from breakout from a base (bigger the base the better) OR (2) Buy when in consolidation base near support OR (3) Buy on breakout from base(remember bigger the base the better ) - It all depends on upon how well you know the stock and sometimes the GAP up or down reaction. Buy always before closing bell (unless it looks very convincing -i.e. fantastic RNS/rapidly increasing bid) if it is finishing higher than open for (1|2|3) in half's (again unless it looks very convincing)- tranches of 50% and 50% on the declining/rising swing low|high pullbacks) - taking into account bid-ask volatility spread[or could I buy in thirds instead?] 5. Initial Profit Target - This can be done by checking previous resistance or for new highs, by measuring the distance between support and resistance of the consolidation base, though remember to allow profits to run and look for stocks that can at least double your money. 6. Keep TA Simple - support/resistance/trends and patterns taking into account bid-ask volatility spread price and nothing else [indicators merely confirm afterwards -thus useless] 7. No Holy Grail and Patience - Accept there is no holy grail strategy, only discipline and patience is vital for entry and exit ..Now anyone got an opinion on the above?