DislikedI HATE this...but it happens to me alot...often this tells me I am trailing my stop too close or too soon...Ignored
Widening the stops too much to avoid it probably isn't a good idea. After all, it's a nice feeling when you get stopped out and the market continues to go against you. You took your sensible loss, break-even, or profit and now you are out. You were wrong about direction (it happens), but right to exit early and move on to the next trade. It kind of makes up for the FU stops. The secret of trading is to manage your risk and win more than you lose, right?
By the way, not sure if you've already mentioned this or not, but do you usually exit trades with (trailing) stop orders? Or do you try to predict where price will get to and place limit orders?
Also, you mentioned a crude oil setup last week, but didn't follow up on it. Did you cancel your orders or get stopped out? Thanks.
You reap what you sow.