I've been trading for about three years, and have a problem that has become, over time, quite maddening to me. Whenever I execute a trade, one of two things happens: 1. if filled, it immediately reverses, or 2. the trade isn't filled. After the reversal, sometimes it changes direction again for a profit, other times I'm out for a small loss. I've tried hundreds of different strategies to execute just prior to or into the directional flow, but always either it reverses at entry or is not filled. I use IB, esignal and autotrader. I watch tick charts, various time charts, L2, time and sales. I buy at ask, buy at bid, sell at bid, sell at ask. I trade small and larger size. I've read books, taken courses, seminars and chatrooms. I'm not looking for the 'secret formula', but feel that a simple piece of hardware, software or mentalware is missing, that I am clueless to. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.