Just some background about me: I've been daytrading for about 4 months. I had a losing month my first month but made money the last three months. I play with about $26-27k in my account with 4x buying power. (I take out the excess each week.) Last month, I averaged about $400 per day. Now here is the strange thing. I know that people use different methods to predict the movement, but for me, I strictly read 1-min, and 5-min charts and lately (over the last 3 weeks or so), my winning rates have been tremendously high (about 85% winning rate according to my trading log). I can FEEL when the stock is about to move (either up or down) and I act quickly. I also get out quickly, so I miss some runs sometimes, but because my win rate is so high and I go for about $500 per day, this INSTICTIVE TRADING seems to be working pretty well. Although I have learned the TA extensively, I find myself relying more on my instinct to get in and out of trades. It's great because trades are made very effortlessly now, and I don't feel as stressed as before. With my style, it's very hard to blow up my account, and even if I do, I can always refund my account since I only keep about $26-27k in my account. I stopped studying outside my trading hours because I can look at any stock now and get a good feel for the movement with a pretty high accuracy. Who else trades like this? Is this just a natural process of really believing in your system and your brain subconsciously executing the system?