Bottom up and top down. I like pocket pivots, breakouts and continuation patterns on market leaders -- IBD50 & CANSLIM stocks. Getting better is about reducing mistakes and becoming highly selective. I'm a chart junkie.
I invest in companies that have good 10Q fundamentals & I do read the SEC Reports. I look for trends, and scalping stock prices isn't my thing. Long term gain is my goal. I do prefer NYSE stocks, but NASDAQ sometimes I'll look at.