I am a 42 yr old part-time swing trader. Price action, volume and chart patterns is all I got in my tool bag. Please don't follow me blindly. Avg yearly return rate the last 6 yrs: 43.5% including 2014.
Retired. Day or short term trades. Long or short. Rarely options. Occasionally longer (mostly by accident ;o) ). Been on-line a long time. Original Compuserve ISP account would give stock quotes 20 minutes delayed for ten cents a piece.
Day Trader, Swing Trader, Momentum Trader, Investor since 94. Self Taught. Author (unrelated subj). I've been around the block enough to know what rats smell like. Do your own DD, make your own plan, trust yourself, and stick with what works for you.
I'm a Due-Diligence(DD) Fanatic. I NEVER EVER trade a position without serious DD. It all starts and ends with a call to Investor Relations(IR).
I take tremendous pride in finding things out about companies that others are afraid to ask...;)