I trade Equity Options and Stocks for short term gains, and usually hold securities anywhere from a day to months if the trade goes well. I also buy stocks with good Fundamentals and Earnings growth for the long run.
I only buy stocks that are ready to potentially move soon with tight Stop. I will take small loss quickly when it return back under the trend line or breakout point. http://treenhome.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-stock-trading-is-simple.html
I'm a renaissance man in a world of specialists. I've studied mkts for 20 years, actively applying chaos theory, fractals, and imbalance analysis to the mkts. Learning so much each day via Stocktwits that this bio will likely be outdated next week!