Ruthless trader. Retired intel officer. Previously Wall Street foreign equities manager (UBS, BNP). I trade everything that moves. WARN: If you're still long, I will own your children... and your dog. If you're long Russia, I'll own the planet.
Due diligence important also instincts. Don't blindly follow anyone, especially "experts". I read and use chart and volume study, trends, weighing risk tolerance. Mistakes can be great teachers. Disclaimer: For entertainment only.
[Breakin' necks & cashin' checks] <Open commiserate script of sophistication><Insert: inflated credentials and appeal to authority via cognitive biases> <re: Insert institutional affiliation and other cultural norms of success> </tribal qualifiers>
I aim to trade from an emotionally balanced place. Think: Golden Mean or the Middle Way - that desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of deficiency. DT, Swing Trade and LT Growth Plays.