I then attempted an afternoon trade in $TOPS for an afternoon push, but it stalled and I was out with a small loss by the EOD.
3 key points from today that I need to drive into my head:
#1, Cut losses quickly. As soon as I noted the trades not performing like I wanted I should have bailed and been done.
#2, Never hold past my indicators. As soon as the MACD and AO showed crossovers and triggers I should have exited the trades and been done.
#3, I failed to watch the overall market direction. 3 out of 4 stocks follow the overall markets. I didn't respect this fact.