I buy many tickers in small lots. This allows me to buy/ sell stocks at-will. And, I sell winners and losers with equal certainty and resolve. I would rather miss getting the highest price than lose potential gains from hoping an up trend continues.
Studies patterns, reads the zeitgeist. Use analysis and calm. Ignores egos, tv pundits, gurus. Likes a good story and bad joke. Always learning after 11+ yrs at this madness. Wants all to profit (by skill or luck..not by crushing others).
30 year software executive, scientist, consultant who was also a past securities broker/trader. Swing trader, scalper & longer term investor. Looks for stocks that exhibit repeatable behaviors, and value to limit risk with volatility for max gains.