What is a good opening position size?

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What is a good opening position size?
                      Credit to Sooah Moon @bb2stocks

When we want to take a position on a new trade, we don’t let others see us coming. Therefore, we do not talk when we load (meaning, we do not post boards) and don’t load big all at once because big loads trigger big volume and sets off sirens. It will mess up our load plan.
When we load or open a position, we “tap” it or do it in increments.
TAPPING ON STOCKS PRICED BETWEEN 1c – 5c
On stocks 1c – 5c, I like to use 25,000 share taps. Those coming from other groups, this is what the 25,000 share bid rule means–it applies to this particular price range of stock.
No matter how much you like the stock, you have to bid in INCREMENTS and see how the price/volume action reacts! Hence, you bid 25,000 or can even buy ask for 25,000 if the price is still WITHIN the channel or inside the bollies.
Then, if the price/volume reacts positively, you add another 25,000. Even if the price declines slightly from your buy-in BUT still stays inside the consolidation range, it is OK to add.
TAPPING ON STOCKS PRICED BETWEEN 001 – 01

For this price range, I like to use 100K to 250K share taps, keeping in mind total volume. Your opening position is ALWAYS relative to volume traded so if the volume is weak, you want to tap lower increments.
TAPPING ON STOCKS PRICED BETWEEN 0.0001 – 0.001 
For this price range, I religiously follow 1.5% of total volume since confirmed bottom reversal as my MAXIMUM opening position. If you’re not careful, stocks in this price range can cause you to lose the most amount of money because people have the tendency to over-buy a position here. If you buy 20MM shares, be prepared to hold the bag and don’t be surprised that you and others who bought a ridiculously dangerous amount are the ones clogging up offers!
Keep your position relative to volume traded and small/big enough so that you can exit if the trade failed.
TAP, TAP, TAP.
Wrestle [df] 
1. to compete
2. to force
3. to throw
4. to master (contend)
OTC pigs are dangerous animals, first and foremost because they are so cheap. Stocks that are cheap are cheap for a reason. A typical newbie mentality is to “throw” some money at her. As matter of fact, throw a ton of money at it and see if I can make her “fly” all by myself because I have the money. Well, “Pigs don’t fly” and you by yourself–no matter how much money you throw at her–cannot make her a different animal.

When one keeps throwing money at a pig, you are doing what we call FORCING A TRADE and if not careful, you will find yourself wrestling with a pig.
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1. We wait for a trade to come to US – we don’t chase pigs. We wait for the conditions to be met (pattern, intensity/direction…etc. – the 5) and improve our chance of winning.
2. We don’t and can’t go to every trade – there are many, many pigs so don’t cry over a play you’re not in
3. It is OK to miss a trade than to make a bad trade – if you don’t see the % gain you want, PASS
4. It is OK to miss the bottom (entry) and also the top (exit) on a trade

Change your thinking, correct mistakes and the rest ($$) will come.

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