I'm working on a breakout system, and need some advice from experienced traders on stop order placement. The main problem I'm trying to solve now is to avoid getting whipsawed as far as I can. By getting whipsawed, I mean my stop order gets triggered, I go long/short (to open) X number of contracts, but the price retraces and my stop loss order gets triggered, and this happens multiple times a day. Ideally I want to place stops where the price either shoots through my stop order price and keeps going in the same direction, or if it triggers my stop order and retraces, I get stopped out and that's it. What I don't want, is my stop order to open gets triggered, price retraces and I get stopped out, stop order gets triggered again, price retraces and I get stopped out again, and this happens repeatedly. What methods can I use to select stop order levels so I don't get whipsawed? If I were to look at say support and resistance levels, or at volume of contracts traded at certain prices, what would be a good place to place my stop orders? Are there any good books or resources that deal with solving this kind of problem in detail out there? Thanks.