You are trying to swing for the fences and hit a home run each and every day. A recipe for disaster. Focus on risk management and risk no more than 2% of your account and use stop losses. One thing guaranteed is you will have losing trades. For a $24,000 account, that should be $480.00 per trade. If you buy a $10 stock, you can only buy 48 shares. Limit yourself to 5 trading positions. Total risk would be 10% of your account, $2,400. That is already on a worst case scenario. That seems too low an amount for a lot of people but, the goal is not to blow out your account. You can grow a small amount into a large account provided, you stick to the position size and also, align your trade with the trend. Trading against the trend is the hardest thing to do. Most times you will lose. The profits will come when you have taken care of the little things. That is the least of your worries. Try position trading where the stress is less since, your time horizon is measured in months and years, depending on how strong the trend is.