Long term holder and swing trader. Normally buying dips at support to lessen the gamble. Do not do much day trading unless I have played the name before. Like to play options as well only on market pullbacks.
battle-tested trader/investor since 1996. Managing Partner Rosemarkie Capital Partners, managed a Barron's recognized small cap newsletter. By day, a Director of Software Engineering at a firm in Northern VA.
I started trading only 2012 but i took stock trading courses as well as spend over 13 hours a day researching trends and companies financials, charts, etc. Trading stocks is most addictive yet rewarding job i have ever done!
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.
It's a mistake to blindly follow anyone, including "experts" and media. I've been too greedy and too fearful. Learning candlesticks, watching RSI. Mistakes can be great teachers. Disclaimer: My musings are ideas, not investment advice.