I am a self taught GalTrader. I have been very lucky with my picks. Rule #1: Never fall in love with a stock and always take profits! Always do your DD. Good luck to all! If you have any good tips hit me up!
What I do is to determine without emotions major turning points and strong trends of major assets that include global indices, equity sector classes, high liquidity stocks, debts & fixed income, commodities and currencies.
Work for myself as a publisher and personal development coach, and get paid from time to time as a designer, sculptor and actor. The constant would be that I always have my trading screen up. UPenn grad.