throughout all of my terrible trading career, most of my trades consisted of a simple initial stop somewhere. when it got hit, i got out. i never liked it. as my frustration continues, i find myself looking to other ways of handling the initial stop. here are some ideas: 1) say you're trading ES, you get a long entry signal, and your initial stop is 2 points. most people just stop out completely at their stop when it gets hit. my question is: is there any benefit to, say, sell half your position if it goes against you 1 point? (and sell the other half of your position if it goes against you another 1 point) 2) something like... if my position is not a winner by x points/percentage within/after x seconds/minutes, i'm out. if it is, i'll hold on to it. 3) any other conditions to get out, other than just waiting til it gets hit.