The best way to shorten up your stop losses is to better your entries. I do not mean this in any rude fashion. You make money on the entry not the exit. So you can tackle this problem in one of 2 ways. (1) You can fully re-evaluate your system for these conditions... as I am sure you have noticed, working trading systems are not built for all conditions. This does not mean you have to change the indicators, patterns, or whatever you use entirely, maybe just change settings, change time frames, sometimes subtle changes make all the difference. (2) Simply change your risk parameters. One thing I do, is wait for a signal, then wait for the next candle to form (I use a 10,000 tick chart, which is like a 5min chart in some ways). Ideally I can enter a trade near the open of the previous candle, taking advantage of entering inside the pullback. Another way to avert risks with your entries is instead of trading the /ES, you trade the /MES, but have a scale in method starting small and then getting bigger on the trade with confirmation you're on the right side of a trade. You do not have to do any of this, but you should definitely think about it.