longterm doesn't mean I will pay for a stock that is way above it's 10 day Moving Average. There is a value to buying at the lowest possible price, even when you're a long term investor. That's all I was saying in regard to long term. As for the momentum. I find that I can do much better long term when I purchase at the beginning of an upward trend. What this does is create a buffer. For instance I don't need to have a stop on my stocks because within the first few days after I buy they have already gone up. Just because I'm a long term investor doesn't mean that I shouldn't care at what point I purchase the stock. This is why I wouldn't buy RDWR or any other stock until there is confirmation on the direction of momentum.