I was wondering how those that more or less swing trade use trailing stops(ts). I have found that over the last 5 or 6 months my opportunities to use a ts have been very few. There has been so much volitility in price movement that many times I look at where I would place my ts and figure that if I move my stop to the new level it is a sure hit so in many cases I just exit the position rather than place a stop. Have I developed a bad habit in doing this. I have noticed that my winners and losers are the same basic ratio but I used to have 2 or 3 really decent winners in a week now thats rare. My normal procedure is at the start of a trade I will set my usual stop loss and tend to move that stop to breakeven as the stock moves +. I guess that when I move the stop it is more dictated by the price movimg beyond a support/resist level or swing hi/lo level than on a point value. Any thoughts appreciated!