I've become profitable over the last two months and have been trying to improve what I do. My primary dilemma now is--when I scalp (~2pts/trade), I miss the big intraday swings. And when I try to catch intraday swings, I end up with a string of small losses that are usually offset by a big win. In the former, I see trades just keep going after I exit (like yesterday), and in the latter, I see trades 2-3 points in the money come back and go negative. So I keep bouncing between the two styles. In both scenarios, I often end up profitable but the result is mediocre. I'm averaging 8-10 ES points a day in an environment offering 40+ point ranges. My question is--are there people here who know when to switch between the two modes so that you're scalping 1-2 points per trade except when you override and hold for something more? My eventual goal is to bank an average of 1/2 daily ATR per session.