YET SO $%@#ING DIFFICULT TO DO THE RIGHT THING????????? i will be honest, i still have no #$%@ing clue!!!! THIS POST IS GOING TO BE A NO BS POST FROM ME. a lot of you other losers need to wake up, too. NO LONGER do i believe successful trading is some extremely complicated thing that only the real smart guys can do. NO LONGER do i believe you need years and years of experience to trade correctly (this assumes you've already traded a while and learned everything you tried doesn't work). HERE IS MY ARGUMENT.... i have traded every entry ON THE PLANET. no matter what system i use for entering, somehow i always end up with a loss. SO, that means, someone could fade my trades and make money ON ANY OF MY SHITTY ENTRIES! so, aside from scalping, i say f$%# entries. yeah, you could get an entry a little better than the next guy, but you could probably make a decent amount of money with just about anything. SO THE NEXT QUESTION IS...........what really is everyone doing wrong? how many of the guys here on ET make a killing every day and how many end the trading day pissed off like me? we all know most of us are probably losers. SO WHAT IS IT?????? what are the winners doing differently than the losers?? i'm not talking about having big losers. i NEVER have big losers anymore. but i still certainly get stopped out a lot and have no winners! i can easily lose money!!! i can lose money WITH NO COMPLICATED METHOD OF DOING SO!!!! so can all the other losers!!!! so why bother trying to get complicated when you can already to the WRONG thing CORRECTLY with what you already know!!!! WHILE I'M ON THE SUBJECT OF COMPLICATED.... i'm known for wanting to get complicated...... i always talk about adding to winners, scaling out of losers, all kinds of things. BUT AFTER A WHILE, I REMIND MYSELF THAT I LOST SO MUCH MONEY WITHOUT EVER ADJUSTING MY POSITION SIZE. so why would i need to add to a winner if i was able to lose money entering and exiting all my shares at once?!? MY BIGGEST PROBLEM IS.........even knowing all this, I STILL HAVE NO F#$@ING IDEA HOW TO REVERSE MYSELF!!!!!!! i would sum up my trading career as GETTING STOPPED OUT TO DEATH.......WITH RARE WINNERS.....AND EVEN WHEN I DID GET WINNERS, THEY DIDN'T EAT UP ALL THE FREQUENT STOP OUTS. TAKE THURSDAY FOR EXAMPLE...... i made 4 trades..... 3 losers and 1 break even!!!! A FADER WOULD HAVE LOVED ME!!! I TRADED EXCELLENT.......AS A FREAKING LOSER!!!!! the funny thing is, what i did, made sense to me. so i'm starting to think, maybe the rare trading winner is thinking in a way that doesn't make sense at first. aside from explaining the entry, i will type out how you could have faded my 4 trades. the thing is, when i type this out, it will sound like it won't work.....so i don't get it! well here's how i lost, after i will type how to fade me: at the entry point, put a stop pretty close by. have a target far away...basically, the target will not get hit often at all. then, trail a stop about the same distance as the stop loss. this method stopped me out 3 times and gave me 1 break even. the opposite would have been: make a close target. have a disaster stop far away. stop out when the trade goes against you, BUT THEN FALLS BACK IN YOUR DIRECTION, THE DISTANCE OF YOUR STOP. (the opposite of how you get stopped out of a profitable trade with a trailing stop) i know, it doesn't really make sense. i never traded like that either.....but that really is how you could have faded me and been a winner. IN SUMMARY, i'm looking to find out how i can trade the opposite of how i trade. the answer should not be complicated, because the way i lose is not complicated. I'M DONE BABBLING.