I have traditionally used a strategy that looks for 2 point moves in the ES. My average positions during the day are about 7. I have typically traded the 1M chart and the 3M chart. If you want any info on this you can read it in my journal, "Chronicles of an Idiot". I have done a fairly intense analysis on my bottom line and I really see how the commissions are eating away at my net. Also, being in all the trades is getting to be a little much for my stress level and is eating away at my brain. I would rather worry and stress about one position for a longer time. LOL. I have been working on developing a plan that looks to hold a position for a longer period of time. I basically have been experimenting using the same plan, which is based on divergence, on longer time frames. Trying to step back and say, okay, based on an H4 or Daily chart where do I "think" the day is headed. I want to wait for the masses to agree with my thoughts and enter a position in this direction. I want to get in a longer term position and manage my profits thru stops. I have been taking a close look at the 4 hour chart. I used to do this trading the FOREX. If the daily direction is clear and is trending with this chart I have been somewhat successful with larger point gains. Twice last week, I was able to hold a daily poistion for 10 points. These were two trending down days. I am seriously considering only trading on days when these trends occur and are in line with my charts. I find that my NET profits are nothing to write home about when I try to capture crumbs from lackluster movement. I realize that it is not always possible to tell if the day is going to trend, but in general what I want to do is get in a position and cover myself and then see if my prediction develops. My trade demons surface every day. One of my biggest problems is the "need to be in a trade". I fight it. This is my single biggest issue. I am realizing that if I don't conquer this problem, long term, I will not be successful. This is one reason I am trying to convert my style. The two days last week when I picked up bigger gains, I only made 2 trades each day. It was a breath of fresh air. I think that it is unreasonable to expect to capture 10 points on a single position in one day. I think the daily fluctuation of the ES is around 20-25 points.(please correct me if I'm wrong). So let's focus on a weekly number. If the ES fluctuates 100 points a week, I want to capture 10% of this move on weekly basis. I think 10 points a week with enough lots on the line will keep food on the table. I am trying to take baby steps. My confidence is growing and eventually I would like to hold a position longer. I have not held any overnight positions at this point. Does anyone have any constructive comments or thoughts that might help me?