I picked two stocks for long positions near the close on Wednesday. They were: VVI - forming an ascending triangle, sold off during the day but came roaring back into the triangle (very strong performance for a bad day). CMNT - Again, Held up well during bad day. Made higher high than previous day but didn't come close to previous days low. BTW, I closed both positions on the opening. My only thoughts are I was trying to trade against the trend. I think I'll go back to shorts, at least I have a good record there!