Retired Financial Advisor and now Industry Consultant. Realize the difference b/w trades & investments. "You miss 100% of the shots you never take in life " "Failing to Prepare is Preparing to Fail."
Buy and hold died. Follow the gurus cautiously. Some are blind. Buy dips. Buy momentum. Market is unknowable. Food always in demand. Energy too. Charts are like statistics: they can say whatever you want. Momentum + price action for swing trading.
We look for price moves based on market vol.using stock price,vol.,current opt.exp. to calculate price moves especially w/earnings.Take a ATM straddle, and a ATM strangle,add together & divided by 2.Add a few algorithms,and we have our #'s