I'm curious, do you use hard stops or trailing stops most of the time? I have tried using both and found that trailing stops usually shake me out of a position earlier than is good. I'll often use both when I'm scaling into or out of a trade. Are there any specific rules that you use? For example in swing trading I add to winning positions that are taking out new two-day highs and scale out of losing positions that are taking out 2day lows.