Started about 3 months ago and what a learning experience. Solving the hardware, software, data feed, broker problems were EASY. First 2 months were a disaster with a 25-30% win rate. Obviously my entries sucked. Every time I entered I trade, I was immediately down.....soon to be stopped out. I was always buying into resistance and selling into strength. The other big problem that I finally solved was revenge trading.....where after a loss, I would immediately go in the other direction only to be stopped out....again due to choppy conditions. Well, I got much better and now I'm at 50-60% win rate. I maintain rigorous stops and never lose a lot. However, there are still many issues I need to resolve: Any helpful comments greatly appreciated.... 1) determining bet size...how many contracts to place in the trade Right now I'm constantly trading 4 ES and 3 NQ....that's huge (for me)....and very risky. Should I use a volatility indicator for this ? Which one ? I know for 1 thing, the first hour is brutal and I've got to trade with less size. Later in the day, I can increase size. 2) staying in profitable trades longer or until my indicators say to get out This is a huge problem with many traders. I constantly get out too early...it's killing me. However, I hate trailing stops....in the volatile futures markets, they take you out of the trade only to continue in your intended direction....which REALLY SUCKS. 3) Flatting trades when they don't go right. THIS IS HUGE....I just let them take-out my stop most of the time for a big loss. I need to focus while in the trade and if the action is poor....JUST GET THE F*CK OUT. Sometimes this is not possible....today I lost $400 in one NQ trade in 5 Seconds....incredible.