Off the top of my head, most of my stocks sell themselves anywhere between a couple of months to 9 months.
Not exactly day trading, just taking advantage of the dips.
I actively buy, but let my stops do the selling.
Last year, I bought and sold GMCR 3 different times. profiting well over 27% overall.
If I had just bought and held, I'm guessing I would have made 10%
The most I loose on the purchase of a stock is 5% or so.
Without having the spreadsheet in front of me, I'd say 75% of my purchases are all made out a group of 6 or 7 stocks. Over time, 1 drops out of favor, and I find a new favored stock.
Once I get to the point where my stop ensures I at least break even, I have no worries. (that includes commissions) Once I can raise a stop to where I make 15%, I'm a happy camper.
I'm not a day trader. I enjoy having control over my finances. Even with the 2 "crashes" we've had in the last couple of years, I'm still way ahead. I don't take a lot of risks, IMO.
I guess I must be doin' somethin' right.