"losing" and "noobie" may be redundant, but yes I've just started trading my account and have lost about $1500 in 10 market days. exchange listed stocks, volume 500k-1.5m. Trading in 100 lot shares. $0.006 commish. "strategy" Look for a good trend, unusually high volume, and follow the trend. Problems: I'm picking tops and bottoms and keep getting burnt for 10 cent losses. Sometimes 25 cent....yeah, brutal. I am holding on to my losers. I realize that stops are a useful crutch or brake to make the exit a no brainer. Some stuff that I traded Friday 3/23/07: FL 700 shares, $27 gross, $22.1 net GOL 200, $12 g, $10.60 n DNA 400 shares, -21 g, -23.80 n DWA 200, -7 g, -8.40 n Overall, I was up $7 gross, -18 net. Total shares traded 3000. Today I tried to draw channels and wait for breakouts from these patterns...i think i found a pendent in TNP 10a-12pm. I had been lookin at this stock at aroudn 12pm, it broke out after i wasnt watching it. went back to it at 2pm, of course i missed the 1 point runup. http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=TNP&t=1d i need help..