Out of all the methods I use, the most effective and highly profitable one is episodic pivots. As it usually happens, methods evolve over a period of time. Earnings lead breakout was my most profitable method for many years. Focusing on it exclusively had me missing out on some non earnings lead ideas. The episodic pivots method eliminates that problem as it looks at all stocks reacting to new piece of information.
If you look at the 289 stocks in the 100% plus in 260 days list, you will notice 268 out of them had one or more episodic pivots at the beginning of their move. Similarly if you analyse the IBD 200 list, 173 out of the list had an episodic pivots in first one third of their move.
One of the advantage of the method is extremely low number of stocks one needs to focus on , on a daily basis. It is extremely easy to research 10 to 20 stocks on a daily basis. Also out of those stocks I only focus on those which had Episodic Pivots for the first time in last six months. I also focus on stocks where the Episodic Pivot is at beginning of the move.
Typically some stocks come on the scan early morning and one can research them and enter immediately and then fresh set of them come in later. The stocks in this scan also are good for later entries and pyramiding.