I was just sitting and thinking damn it sure is hard to trade individual stocks when you have to keep checking up on the market in general, and then it hit me. What if i hedged the stock I was trading with another stock or and ETF or an index. That way I would be mostly safe from general market fluctuations. At first I was like no way this is way too crazy to work. 8 hours and a wikipedia search later, I realized that I discovered beta and sector neutrality. Woohoo making progress.