This all happened in 2008 when the market was acting all crazy, but that wasn't the reason why I made money. It has taken me 4 years later to realize exactly what I did to make that money. Back then I didn't realize that I was buying pull backs and letting my winners run. Right now, I'm testing out this same concept, and I like the risk reward so far. For example, I had four losers in one day and then the next day, I had one winner that wiped out all my losers and put me in the green. I was listening to a interview the other day, and this trader said he only risk one bar on each trade, but when he wins he could win up to 15 bars, 20 bars or even 40 bars. I said to myself this is exactly what I'm doing. Now I know some might say well trends don't happen all the time and you are right.. But you don't need trends all the time, all you need is movement. You are not going to hit a home run every single day. But as long as your winner is bigger than your loser than you are good. All you have to do is go to your charts and study pull backs. Become a pull back specialist. Once you got the hang of that, then look for ways to hold your winners longer than normal. For example, you can hold until the next support level (I don't do this), or you could trail your position using price action, etc. There are many ways you can do this, but for now just go study your charts for pull backs... And then get yourself used to holding your position longer than normal.