Carol - seeking profit opportunities in both rising & falling markets, tho I prefer the bull side. Founder of a non-profit German Shepherd Rescue and VP of The Seminar Group. I trade using pocket pivots & O'Neil's CANSLIM methods.
I am a CFA level 2 cleared Financial Analyst at a major brokerage house. I perform deep fundamental and technical research in Equities, Futures and Bonds.
My philosophy in life: Everything is connected.
Can I make a living at this? Now learning options, hopefully better for capital leverage. Using short term Deep ITM Options now. Long term ATM. A fan of SPY, IWM, VXX, AAPL, GILD. I watch macro data, events while using techical charting for signals.
I'm trying to be a swing trader. I've lost money in the past by holding on to losers. Lately I always cut losses below 5% and aim for 10%+ gains. I sometimes miss out on winners, but I'm in the black now and feel I'm making good progress.