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Note that you are probably falling for a common scam anyway. The 'secret information' doesn't exist, but by publishing the predicted increase in some forumor whatever, many people (like you) try to buy the stock, which leads to it really going up.
Of course, that leads to people believing even more that this guy does good predictions - the classic self-...
Your problem is that the professionals have faster access to the markets than you do. They have high-speed low-latency direct links to the stock exchanges, and they have computers ready to trade at a moments notice.
If you get in within a second of the market opening, they will already have done the trade within a millisecond.
"He who hesitates is lost." Or perhaps he just misses the trade.
Trading a stock whose price moving quickly due to news is very difficult because it's like someone yelled fire in a crowded room. Everyone is running for the door in order to get in or out. How you go about it depends on whether you're trading the pre-market (low liquidity) or ...
I think you misunderstand stop orders, if I understand your question right.
Stop Loss order is "I bought for $20, if it goes below $18 sell". That's a "avoid losing too much money" order. It can be set at a point below, or above, the original sale point; if the stock is now $30 you could set it at $27, no problem.
Trailing Stop order is ...
You don't need expensive complicated software to calculate month-to-date unrealized and realized performance.
If you want aggregate performance, use mark-to-market totals (MTM), making sure to adjust for cash additions or withdrawals as well as unpaid dividends, if any.
For individual performance per position, segregate your open and closed positions. For ...
Not realiable at all as indicators are price derivates, you should never make a trading decision based on an indicator (rsi, stochastic, ecc...).
Learn to read naked price charts, maybe combined with a couple of Moving averages