Today was an alright day. I broke even on two trades. Which had me up in the morning and then down in the late morning.
UUU - I bought this stock at 8:20 AM after I saw it hit a dip and started to go back up. I then sold at 8:27AM. Only 7 minutes later. If I held longer through the consolidation, I would have made 20% on this purchase. But instead, I walked away with 8%. This was a low float, with 2M and it was a clean break over previous highs.
APOP - I bought this at 9:14 AM expecting it to push up past 2.03 which it did with a dip and rip, but not the break I expected. If I closed this when it it 2.06, I would have made profit, but I held expecting a larger push. It didn't when I sold it at 11:15AM. Later in the day, it pushed past 2.09, so if I held it longer, I would have made money. This was a 2M float, so I did expect larger volume to enter it. But I should have waited till the end of the day, know this was a low float and it had to consolidate first before it would push up.
So breaking even isn't a bad thing. I reset some of my settings on my screen to help make me more aware of the stocks I would get into vs the stocks I shouldn't. Following my updated settings will help me decide quickly to not watch a stock.