I'm starting this thread, because i'm confused why anyone would bother to trade boring stocks that are not likely to move more than 2 or 3% at the most. I know many people only trade NYSE stocks or grind stocks for dimes and quarters. Why do this when there are bigger fish to catch? Seems like commissions eat up all your profits. It seems to me that if you are good trader, why not trade the most volatile stocks that you can find. The bottom line is that if you are successful trader, you can time the market. So shouldn't you be trading the most volatile stocks? Generally these are high tech stocks or special situations. If you can correctly call a move, wouldn't you rather it be a $6 reversal on QLGC or a $3 trade on JNPR than a borring $.50 move on a nonvolatile stock. Or even trade $1 stocks with huge liquidity, like EXDS before it went under or even GX now. EXDS was routinely moving 20-30% a day. To me, the name of the game is being able to determine what the market is going to do next. Being able to call correctly the next 5% move in a stock. Let computers and arbs make a 1000 trades a day for $.02 profit. The big money belongs to the day trader that can call the big intraday moves in the volatile stocks.