Wouldn't a viable strategy just be to do the opposite of what you normally would? If you're long, and you lose money, you should've been short, and vice versa. If over time you are consistently losing money, wouldn't it stand to reason that the opposite position would me making money? Say your a TA trader and you keep losing money by following the TIs as they were designed. Can't you do the opposite? MACD goes up, you go short, profit! I mean excluding commissions and stuff. I guess the only way this strategy wouldn't work is if every time you placed a trade, the stock got into these little +/- 1 cent channels so whenever you sold, you lost money (unless you're trading such huge lots that +1 cent is actually profitable for you).