I swing trade, focusing on only 2 to 3 stocks at a time. I rarely, if ever, day trade, nor do I enter into short-selling or options. News and earnings are secondary: I look for stock behavior, and where institutional players are taking the price.
Bull markets are born on pessimism, grow on skepticism, mature on optimism, & die on euphoria. Sometimes the hardest thing to do, is to do nothing. Always act upon your own due diligence; never on popular opinion. Live life - Smile often.
Michael Bigger is an investor and a trader who has been involved with trading technologies for more than twenty years. He runs the Bigger Capital Fund, LP and he manages money for many institutional investors.