I'm in it to make money. Not a bear, not a bull. More fun in bear plays, more money more often in bull plays. The news is interesting, but never trade it. Price is funny and highly deceptive. Patience is my weakness - I'm better when I have it.
I am a systems, rules based, long term trader & teacher. I go out of my way to avoid noise, while managing risk. I view the market via WEEKLY bars. A careful examination of my list of losing and winning trades tells the complete story.