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.
I look for undervalued/under appreciated companies w/ a catalyst offering large returns over the course of a week, month or a year; Getting into technical set ups now; Very much learning & will make some bad choices but winning more than I lose
I'm a prop trader who mostly trades breakout patterns and momentum. I will either scalp, scale in intra-day, or will build a position for days anticipating a big move. Love volume. Love under $20 stocks.