I am an independent trader with over 25 years of experience working on the buy and sell-side. I have researched and invested in traditional and alternative asset classes and worked at Pensions Funds, International Banks and Dealers.
Buy and hold died. Follow the gurus cautiously. Some are blind. Buy dips. Buy momentum. Market is unknowable. Food always in demand. Energy too. Charts are like statistics: they can say whatever you want. Momentum + price action for swing trading.
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)
Michael Boutros is a Trader / Currency Strategist specializing in FX markets with years of experience on FX Trade Desks. Currently, Michael is a Currency Strategist with DailyFX. Risk Disclaimer: http://goo.gl/CR5SFz