"Stock Patterns for Day Trading" (Intraday Trend trades, scalps and swing Trades) by Barry Rudd is a good read. Traders Press publishers.
Is the only book I know of any substance on the topic.
I've been primarily a longterm mechanical trader and like most of my ilk thought day traders to be the gamblers of the trading fraternity.
However there are some who make OBSCENE amounts of money from trading intraday and or very short term (a few days).
For the last 6 mths I have been taking this form of trading more seriously and have been embarressed at times sitting in my office while my staff very capably run my company while I have made a month of their salary in a few hrs----at times minutes.
I still think that the information available for day traders and the use of software now available to all traders is sadly lacking.
Its my intention to embark on the journey with those who wish to persue this form of trading to find,collate,investigate and apply methodologies which WORK.
The first step is to open this thread.
The second is to continue my research and trading in this form.
The third is to work with those who make the software that we use (One has so far shown great interest in my suggestion of some inclusions).
The fourth is to encourage those who take this form of trading seriously to add to this thread with SPECIFIC hints and if possible in realtime so we can watch its application.
The Fifth over time would be to perhaps publish a paper on that which we find.
There maybe those who have specific hints or methodologies they dont wish to make public but would be happy to share with me in the compilation of a complete and on going works. If this is you please private mail me,I will honor confidentiality.