I use T D Sequential and a combo of Vix and Laguerre
to give me the buy signal, and I use Darvas Boxes and
a visible range indicator that gives me targets to shoot for; I.E. .
But the most important thing is your risk management, meaning the size of your position, the leverage amount if any at all, and your stop loss. It's never a shameful thing, or a sign that you failed if your stop loss is hit.