Hello all, I've been reading your forums for some time now and I think that there are definitely some people here that could help, so here goes..... I've been trading for 2 months now, mostly on paper, with a subscription service that trades volitility breakouts/breakdowns. The service is quite successful; I have verified this in the 2 months that I've been with the service. My problems lay in the execution of the setups. My question are for those of you who employ this type of trading. 1. When a breakout occurs, what slippage do you allow? This is my worst problem, as I tend to think that the price 'gets to far away' from me, and never enter. Ironically, these seem to be the best trades. 2. I trade ISLD primarily, and thus trade almost always with limit orders. When a breakout starts, and the ask dries up, can you get filled better if you just put your limit order 2 or 3 cents above the current ask? Is there some sort of technique that people use with lvl 2 screens to execute breakouts easier? 3. Do you enter sometimes before the breakout; if you do, what strategies do you use? I notice that sometimes these setups are proceeded by consolidation right above/below the 34ema just after it is crossed. 4. Do you wait until a pullback? Sometimes the best trades never really pullback, and I wait for this to happen to no avail. I'm suffering from triggeritis. Can't pull the trigger. I've noticied that when focusing on the level 2 screen as the breakout occurs, I tend not to take the trade because I see the ask dry up quickly. Somehow mentally this makes me a deer in headlights. My thoughts, however ludicrous, are that if I place an order now, I will get some partial fill (I usually trade ISLD), which will end up invaliding any profits due to my comissions. Then price moves away quickly and again, I see the price way above the 'recommended' slippage amount (which is .05 on my sucscription service's rules), and don't take the trade. Up it goes as I watch and frustrate. This is obviously a mental block, but also a confidence problem in my execution. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Any personal 'turnaround' stories similar to these problems would be better Once again, thanks for even reading this.