Hey guys, I got a paper account on thinkorswim a couple days ago and I've been forward testing stocks(I'm only going to be trading stocks, nothing else). My goal is not to earn lots, I'd be happy with a couple hundred dollars a month. I'm currently forward testing for an hour and a half from the time the market opens. I also screen only tech stocks because of their volatility. Being a swing trader, I don't want to trade everyday, 1-2 times/week is optimal. I'm currently screening for price only because I have no idea what to do. Then I pick 1 stock that will likely have an uptrend for the next couple days/weeks and hunt for a good price to buy based on resistance and breakouts. My mistake today was trading in/out too fast, like a day trader; so again my goal is to set it and forget it for at least a couple days, not staring at quotes an hour and a half every day. Here are my questions: 1. What are the most effective attributes I should use for stock screening, so that I only get max 15-20 stocks after screening? 2. I'm currently using 9-day, 15-day, and 50-day EMA's for my overlays, I would like to know if these are logical. So far the cross above/below 50-day is getting good signals. 3. For my indicators, I'm using a 14,3,3 slow stochastic; is this a good setting? Should I adjust the setting depending on the range of my chart? Or if the stochastic is too slow for swing traders, what should I use a fast or full one? Should I use MACD or RSI? 4. What should swing traders be doing pre-market other than screening stocks and drawing(e.g. labeling support and resistance levels)? Reading/watching the news? 5. What is a logical stop loss, how do you guys determine it? Is it a percentage of the buy price? Is it point-based? Is it based on support/resistance? I believe the latter makes the most sense. 6. How exactly does a trading strategy look like? Does it tell you when to buy and sell? What else could it include? Trading psychology? 8. I know I said I'm only sticking to stocks, but I might trade cryptocurrency. Would your answers for the questions above apply to crypto as well, or is it a completely different animal? I know I sound intimidating, but once I'll receive answers, I'll forward test more, using the knowledge I've acquired. I'll develop and exceptional trading strategy which I'll then backtest. This process will probably take 2-3 months. Thank You.