here is a simple yet profitable trading method I have been using for several months: At 10am sharp, goto yahoo finance and click on "most actives" then "top % gainers" Print out this list: Enter this list on your streaming quotes. I use Scottrade. Check if each stock has traded over 100k shares. If not, take it off the list. Now, take the top 6 stocks on the list. Write down these stocks and the exact Ask price at that very moment. If you have between 25k and 75k in money, you will have 4x margin and enough to buy 1000 shares of each of these top 6 stocks each day. You can just check this approach for 15 days before deciding if it agrees with what I am saying. If you do end up real trading these, buy 1000 shares each, 500 at the bare minimum. Anything less will make this profitable method a loser. Hold these stocks(all of them!) until a)you are up $3000 b)you are down $1800 or c) its 3:55 and time to sell all positions. I came up with this method because I would look at the % winners and losers every day and for the life of me could not pick enough winners to be profitable. I have noticed with this method that, as many have eluded to, the winners of this list tend to be VERY BIG winners, and the losers of this list tended to be much smaller. Overall, the list of 6 will yield only 3 winners. Does not sound great right? However, the winners easily outweigh the losers and overall its profitable over any 15 day period. Test it out for yourself without actually buying first. Here is the list today and the prices I bought at: WFR (in at 50.15..10:03am) NVL (in at 34.45..10:03am) TPX (in at 22.60..") KND (in at 29.74..") IRF (in at 41.08..") NTY (in at 51.83..") notice that NTY is a big loser today, but my stop loss is set for the entire daily portfolio. If I am down $1800 for the day, I sell off the entire portfolio. I can post the last 3 months of results if you would like to backtest the strategy. This is just a plain and simple method that has been working. It's not earth shattering. I average about $225 profit per day.