This is not a NEW trading technique, but its going to be my new technique and routine from now on. Its simply too dangerous trading EVERYDAY for myself. I will usually push myself to find one stock for the day. Sometimes I might make a little cash and then there are some days where I will lose a lot more cash. In the end, it seems as if I am making money one day, but then losing it the next. I think this is quite common and not only confined to myself. So I have come to the conclusion that trading everyday is bad. hehe. Funny huh? Well hear me out. There are certain common sensical trades that come along every so often during the year. I have found the best strategy to swing trade on these clear cut examples. Here are a few examples for those that missed out: - Mastercard- Ohhhhh. You should have been there the day it IPOed. I sent a market order and picked up 2000 shares at 40 bucks and some change. - SCUR- A bunch of different scandals hammered the stock down over the summer to 5 dollars. It was obvious that it was hammered too far. It soon rallied up to 7 dollars in a short period of time. - CNCT- It too got hit by various scandals and sank to 7 dollars, but then rallied to 11 dollars soon after in a months time. - MRVL- It got hammered last night to 15.50 and rallied today to 16.8. ANother obvious trade. From now on, I am just going to sit on the sidelines in cash and wait for the most obvious trades. These opportunities seem to present themselves many times over the course of the year. The suddenly beaten down stocks seem like the best opportunities *sometimes*. Im not saying that all of these beaten down gems are clear buys, but there are some good ones that will rebound within a few days to a month depending on certain factors. I have found it useful to purchase a few of the brokerage reports on yahoo from the analysts that are covering the actual stock. Ok, dont throw garbage at me for purchasing the reports. These reports usually contain lots of information and little things that you may not see from the information that is publicly available. Im also going to eliminate margin from my trading diet. Tommorrow begins a new day and new strategy.