It's always good to take some time and reflect on your trading regimen. I usually do this at my monthly and semi annual performance reviews. I've started my 6 month review, and here's what I have noted so far:
1. Don't loosen stops!
2. Don't try to pick bottoms in a correction or bear market!
3. Even when you know you are right, wait for confirmation.
4. Dont' micro-manage your trades
5. Don't listen to pundits
Once I have completed my review, at the end of June, I will show examples of trades I made that violated these stock trading maxims.