Well, that may sound like a âscrewed-upâ question but after doing some trading just to get some experience, I decided I would âdo the right thingâ and choose a strategy, write a trading plan, do some paper trading and so on and so forth. OK, obviously, I noticed something bizarre when I started looking at my paper âtradesâ. My trading plan is based on an Oliver Velez strategy with a combination of technical indicators. I looked at some paper trades and started wondering things like: âWhat do I do if the stock gaps up or down? Do I take the profit right away or really wait for a crossover of a moving average?â I mean, after all, it might waste a lot of time to wait for the moving average to cross over. Or questions like: âThereâs already a sizeable profit here, do I look to find a technical indicator that would tell me to sell just to find an excuse to sell?â I find if I use some filters, the more filters I could use, the more I could eliminate some potential big wins. So, how much filtering do you find makes sense? I know itâs a subjective question but I wanted to know if any of you have any ideas on that.