For the small investor,life can be very tough.
Learning about stop losses ,graph theorum etc.
Your best investment will be the one`s you research thoroughly,as best you are able .
Purchase and hold on as the value ( hopefully ) over time increases.
The problem ,your shares at the start will show a loss ( dealing costs and tax ).
Do not be concerned in the short term ,each investment one should look at as a yearly investment.
After the one year period ,you are holding a loss of more than 35 % . Then sell and find another investment.