Wisers, I've been trading for a few months now and trying to analise my techniques and setups. I had about $12,000 trading capital which is now down by few thousand dollars. I trade through Ameritrade Canada and use QuoteTracker (by Medved) as my "platform". I intend to swing trade but some days end up day-trading. 1) I run a nightly scan of charts and pickup charts with MACD Bullish Crossings. This works OK *IF* I find the right entry point which I have not been doing a great job I think. I've used setup recommended in one of the books I read. For Long trading when I see a DAILY charts Bullish MACD Crossing I then look at WEEKLY chart of the stock and if WEEKLY is also Bullish with MACD being on uptrend, Stochasticks on Uptrend but post Bullish Crossing, with MACD Histogram is on Uptrending or weaking Bear trace then I put in BUY. For DAILY I take 22-DAY EMA as it represents a one month and for WEEKLY I take 26-EMA as it represents 6 months of trading. -This strategy has been working OK but is sending mixed messages, unfortuntely, I either need to get rid of one of the Trend Idicators or the Oscialotor. Diary: on 8/18/04 I saw a BUY singnal for APCS and entered a trade @ 7.42 and exited @ 7.50 same day eventially stock reached mid $8.00 and now back to $7.64 on 8/18/04 I saw a BUY singla for WTZ and entered long @ 6.15 and exited same day @ 6.18, eventually stock rallied to $9.00 and So on...it looks like my SIGNALS don't send consistant messages because some of the trades I entered and existed are trading lower now or my analysis not accurate. My bigest loses: Long XOMA @ $2.48 and existed @ 2.42, XOMA now trading @ 2.30 9/14/04 LONG GNSS @ 12.71 and stopped out @ $12.00 and eventially stock rallied and today it's $14.71 9/1704 LONG AEM 13.22 stopped out @ 13.00 and today stock trading $14.28 SHORT SALE Experiance 9/28/04 - SHORTED QSFT @ $10.50 COVERED @ 11.20...today trading @ 11.28 9/30/04 SHORT ILE @ 9.20 and covered @ 9.55 this morning. Now, my question is what am I missing. Any poor trends do you see in my trading pattern? I am afraid I am losing to much money, I lost some this morning on ILE stock. How should fine-tune my Indicators and Oscialtors? Any suggestions from the group with any recommendations or constructive crisims is appreciated. P.S. Thanks for reading a long post.