I am a systems, rules based, long term trader & teacher. I go out of my way to avoid noise, while managing risk. I view the market via WEEKLY bars. A careful examination of my list of losing and winning trades tells the complete story.
Learn charting, it works-period. But it takes time and practice, EVERY DAY. Stop looking for E.Z. answers. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. And what I do here I do for FREE. Remember that. Or go pay some genius.