Trading in frequently.
and the Odd stock.
Problem is for instance.
I'll have a position on, expecting only a day trade.
I'll be called out to site having to leave the screen for 2-3 hrs.
I close the trade.
Or I'll be late in due to appointments and I will have missed a trade or 2.
Or be in a meeting and both situations above occur.
If my situation were different then I would have the screen time required to trade this way it is profitable but not "Profitable enough".
As my trading isn't and is unlikely to ever make the returns my Company is my focus is primarily business in time allocation.
LOL. the question should never be how can I work MORE to earn more but How can I Earn more at what I do now.
Being on the right side of any primary trend is very important but just trading in the predominant direction of the market doesn't guarantee that you'll trade profitably.
There have been plenty who failed to turn a profit in the latest bull market and I doubt many have taken full advantage of this bear market.
Price goes up & down
So it can go upwards downwards or sideways
attracting buyers and sellers
or else it goes nowhere
To focus just on price action
is to focus on this up & downing
Timing is most important
If you have poor tools & poor timing
all you have is stop loss
A good method will have superior timing
To have superior timing is to measure the speed and acceleration of trends