I've been going through my trades and I'm pretty consistent with one fact. 1. I overstay on trades and let profits turn into losses. I sized down alot so that I could learn the "dip buy" technique and I've gotten alot better at it. I can now see it forming and I'm alot more patient at waiting until a ticker truly panics, and not just dips a small percent. Instead of going for 10% gains, I'm going to start looking for 3% - 5% gains. I want to consistently nail these small percent gains and slowly build up to holding for bigger percentages. I would just play the chart and level 2, but I need more consistency.
One reason I hold so long is because I don't respect the position sizes. The money seems small, so I feel like I need to be holding longer. I have to correct this approach.