The market is a bloodsucker, so adopt a system you are comfortable with and leave emotions at the door. I watch price and volume and aim for low risk entries. I don't pick exact tops/bottoms, I just want the cut in-between.
Can I make a living at this? Verdict still out. Now learning options, hopefully better for capital and profit protection. Plus, like the leverage it offers. Using short term Deep ITM Options now. Long term ATM too. A fan of AAL and GOOGL