First off this is going to be a dividend capturing strategy... Why? Because it has been working for me for years. Let me make this simple and easy for you to understand.
When a company is profitable they have a choice to make... share the profits with the investors... or... reinvest back into the company. We are only going to look at companies that share their profits. There just so happens to be close to 3500 of them this year. So how do you choose the right one? And when do you buy them? That is easy, all dividend stocks are on a list (actually there are several lists). A little bit of internet searching will help you find a good one for you. Each trading day of the year there is a different company getting ready to share their profits. There are over 252 trading day each year, plenty of opportunities to trade. Key pointer here, using the dividend capturing strategy is to buy just before the ex-date (also on the list), sell for a small profit after the date of record... collect the dividend and a small profit... proceed to the next dividend stock.
Now I may have over simplified this, there is a little more to this strategy than picking any ole dividend stock. There are certain criteria that you need to keep your eyes on. This is all explained in my 10 minute trader coarse.
It is easy to make that double digit return with a great trading strategy, dividend capturing has been around for 100 years and if done right you too can get 20% or better.