Don't try make money at once. If you are even, wait for the next opportunity. The goal is making money constantly a little by little. As long as you make money, you are winner. Don't treat the stock as a lotto. Preserve the capital and wait for the opportunity. Yes, someone can make 10,000 on one trade, but for me, as long as I am making money even it is $100, I am the winner because I am not losing money. Holding the stock for a big payout can be deadly sometimes. Never get your ego in your way.