While I have only been using SmarTrend for several weeks I am finding it a useful tool. The first time I purchased stocks that were recent UPTREND alerts was about 4 weeks ago. I entered 6 positions over the course of 5 days and held each anywhere from 3 to 8 days. Only one lost money and the group combined made over $6,000 in profits. I purchased $5,000 worth of each issue. I did time the entry on these with market acceleration and was long on all positions. I have recently entered 4 new positions over the past 2 days and am only profitable on 1. I have decent stops in and watch other indicators for exit timing as well. I agree with your recommendations not to hang on to the issue until you issue a DOWNTREND alert. I believe in taking profits off the table prior to the recycle.