Hello all, I started out swing trading stocks by submitting orders and managing my positions outside market hours. In a relatively short amount of time, I made what seemed like (and was) a small fortune to me at the time. My method was simple and stress free, but after honoring my stops always, I found myself in a large position that went against me immediately and I simply could not take the loss. The position continued to go against me while I prayed and hoped. You know the drill. I puked at the bottom, only to see the market rise without me. Unspeakable! Fortunately, I was smart enough to withdraw my money and still had more than double of what I started with. I started out studying day trading and spent thousands of hours trying to figure out the nature of intraday movements. I've had periods of success and feel that I have a very good read of the market most of the time, but ultimately, I was not consistently successful for various reasons. In the end, I was tired of trading US hours while living in Norway and I was tired of being glued to the screen all day long. If I had made a load of money day trading, it would probably have been different, but I had some of the same concerns during the periods where I pulled home some coin. It just did not seem rewarding to me and it actually started to bore me. Right now I'm not trading. I'm a full-time student of mathematics and physics, devoting most of my time there. But I'm still attracted to the markets and I am planning my return, just not sure if going back to day trading is worth it or even if I have the time to do so. I'm 100% convinced that day trading successfully can be done, so that's not within the scope of this discussion. I'm just thinking that swing trading may be just as rewarding, less stressful and even more financially rewarding than day trading, while at the same time leaving time to pursue other interests (which I have a lot of). Any thoughts on the subject? Please keep it civil. : ) Thanks.