Learn charting, it works-period. But it takes time and practice, EVERY DAY. Stop looking for E Z answers. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary! And what I do here, I do for FREE. Remember that (or go pay some "genius.")
Background with a degree in Computer Systems Engineering.
Follower of William O'Neil Style of trading.
Read books by Jesse Livermore, Bernard Baruch, John Boik, Nicolas Darvas, William O'Neill, Gil Morales and Dave Landry.