Day Trading Time Frames and which one too use while your trading! When it comes to actual Time Frame you trade on I think its a personal preference and your overall plan for the trade. Understanding the bigger picture of a stock is important though. Thats why I always suggest keeping an eye on the Daily Chart and 5 minute chart to see where the stock has been before! Finding key areas of Support and Resistance on the chart can turn your DayTrade into a winner. Really this is something that even I need to focus on and pay attention to more as well. Understanding Stock Charts and reading resistance areas is key to becoming Profitable.