I day trade the minis; my setups provide 3 to 4 trades per day on average. Scalping is not for me, but I have found it hard to wait patiently and yet vigilantly for the right signal. When a signal does not come soon after the open, I either lose my patience and take trades in violation of my plan, or go off to do other things such as surf the net and eventually miss an entry when the right signal does come. Can an experienced trader please tell me how to overcome this problem? There is also another problem. An example is 10/17. The technicals indicated a big up move coming, and I went long. However, the market went down first and hit my stop. Then I just sat there, watching it up, unable to enter again. This has happened before. I guess it has something to do with both my entry technique and psychology, but what should I do to tackle it? Thanks in advance.