Is this a good trading strategy: 1. If you have, say, 1000 shares of a stock, post an order such like $10-$10.25(75x10). This will trick other traders into thinking there's huge demand for the stock, and they'll want to get in ASAP, so they'll buy your thousand shares at $10.25/share. 2. Since volatility is good for day traders, trade stocks around earnings release dates, as well as the third Friday of every month (day before option expiration; derivatives traders and market makers will be buying and selling stock like crazy to hedge their positions). 3. Watch for bullish divergences in the minutely Chaikin oscillator, and a decrease in minutely Bollinger Band Width; enter trades then, since these two indications herald a major upside breakout. 4. NEVER use market orders; they give the market maker carte blanche to f**k w/ you and give you horrible fills, b/c your order can get passed around, and market makers can trick you. Always use limit orders. 5. ALWAYS set a trailing stop at 10% below the market price of your position; better yet, buy a put option 6. Arbitrage across the ECNs after hours.