You have made your first mistake already - an identity crisis, and the forum is not going to help you on that one, given the wealth of different strategies and opinions. 1st point of call, check out the OST help and education section, and attend the courses
Only advise I can give, Read, read, read, read and then attend all the free courses OST offers. We all have different ideas as to what trading is and what profits we want. Thus maybe get a good book or two and start reading these before you loose more money. However with that said, school fees (your losses) are part of the course you have to do to appreciate that trading is not a get quick rich game ;-).
Attend SImon's free Intro to investing then from there you will be able to distinguish betweeen a trader and investor. Buy The effective investor by Franco Busseti its a south african book written about JSE trading.
The "buy low", "sell high" technique works most of the time. While you attend courses and do some literature studies, follow this simple method in the mean time. It works nicely on any sideways running share like SOL is currently doing.
If you're loosing money, then your learning. Is it hard to pay schoolfees to learn but it's very effective. In times like these that you will learn the most. The first lesson - Capital preservation - you need a buy and sell stategy. Sell is usually the part that is the easiest to learn. If your share drop with more that 10% sell no matter what - example. Don't rely on hope when your loosing money.
Learn how a stop-loss works. Learn how a trailing stop-loss works. Place a small purchase and implement a stop-loss. Look at when, why and how it is excecuted. Then do the same with a trailing stop-loss. Do this even before reading books. IT IS CRUCIAL!!!! IT IS CAPITAL SAVING. No Nonsense. It should be the first thing you learn and the first thing that you practice. I saw the TOPI drop by 1500 points in one day!!! It was sickening. Never think you have reached the bottom. The bottom is far lower than your thoughts of the bottom. STOP-LOSS,STOP-LOSS,STOP-LOSS,STOP-LOSS.
Hey Guru you also have to decide if you are a technical trader or not if you are develop yourself a simple system of identifying trends, having 4 or 5 indicators to indicate entries and exits. A really good book to read is "come in to my trading room" by Alexander Elder covering market phsychology and some very usefull indicators and trading disciplines. Don't make it complicated its not rocket science.