This thread lists some good ideas for getting lower commission trades.
I took profits on LLNW yesterday when it started to drop. Missed the high by 1%...
I also got out of AAPL for now... can't say I did as well with that one this time around. The rollercoaster is good as long as you can react. Buy on the lows, sell on the news.
I've been looking more into trailing limits and they can be a good thing I think... trying to learn more about how to set limits. Previously I thought there was no substitute for just watching the stock. Then I realized there's no way in hell I'm going to get up at 5AM to catch the opening of the market.
I'm kind of digging the "daily average volatility" method. Seems like just as good a method as anything else. Plus I like science.