DT1 Good threat your starting here. I'll keep watching to see your progress. I've been learning the ropes to swing trade for a few years now and am now starting to see some success. What has helped me make the leap has been a few things, but most importantly the record keeping of my equity curve. After I started drawing my equity curve, I started to realize all the importance of the money management rules. I would recommend reading Alexender Elder's book "Come into my trading room". He offers plenty of good advice. What type of trategy are you trading? You should have a defined trading plan. e. g. I trade breakouts. If the stock breaks a key trendline with increased volume and on a closing basis, I enter the trade. Depending on the money management and the chart setup set an apropriete stop. Some links you might find usefull. http://stockcharts.com/def/servlet/Favorites.CServlet?obj=ID369857&cmd=show[s10928098]&disp=O and http://www.leavittbrothers.com Good luck on your progress.