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.
Interested in market breadth and shareholder yield. Market cap is my favorite metric. Currently bullish and overweight investment firms and Bill Gross. Previously: solar. From the Bay Area, now in Cambridge, MA.
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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.