I trade best when I don't even turn on any financial news. Analyze charts and set stop or limit orders. It's kind of like setting a trap and coming back later to see if you caught anything. Check markets at open and close. Ignore intra-day moves.
l/s trend follower (weekly/monthly entries/exits w/etfs, high rated ibd stocks)...hunt big trends...mma, working out...best advice i've gleaned..."an opinion is not a position; a position is not an opinion", @peterlbrandt (5/3/11 in a blog post)
Full time independent trader. Master's degree from the University of Washington. Long/short chartist targeting daytrades, swings, MOMO, and scalps. Operating strategies incorporate technical analysis + behavioral psychology