Not sure what your targets are for profit-taking, but hopefully they are much larger than your stops; selling LOD's will result in many stop-outs, but its the few occasions where you catch a big move that should make up for all the rest. Keep that in mind and don't be too discouraged. On the other hand, have you ever tried buying breakdowns and selling the breakouts? Instead of getting frustrated that you just missed a large move, try cheering that move to go even further, because more often than not it's setting up a great trade risk/reward-wise going the other way. A slow grind lower that eventually ends in an expansion bar that cracks the day's low is usually a good set-up to buy; 12:30 low on the NQ is a good example. Always try to constantly ask yourself: a) where would people who were wrong most likely be stopped out? and b) where would traders who were right be taking profits? Those who bought the breakout to new highs at 11:10 -- where do you think they would get stopped out of that trade? At which trendline? Also, if you imagined you had shorted the exact high tick of the day at 11:15, where do you think you would want to cover after riding the next hour steadily down?