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.
Left corporate life to really start living mine. I trade stocks, options, futures and FX by day & work on mostly charitable web projects at night.
[ Disclaimer: I may or may not love Elon Musk & I will remain a $TSLA and $SCTY bull ]