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.
Although I hold a core of diversified long-term investments, I enjoy dabbling into spec plays & daytrades. I seek market overreactions, undervalued stocks, good yeilders & growth opportunities.
The ultimate goal is making money / using money.