Yes I guess that's what stops are for,lol. Doesn't really matter as long as the risk to reward is factored in. I recall reading about a S&P pit trader that didn't give a damn about technicals or fundamentals or anything else. They claimed he had a little chunk of cardboard that fit in his hand that had a few numbers on it. Likely pivot point numbers. And that's all he traded off of. To hell with everything else,lol. Gotta love it. He was apparently one of the largest pit traders there and very successful too.