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.")
Long term holder and swing trader. Normally buying dips at support to lessen the gamble. Do not do much day trading unless I have played the name before. Like to play options as well only on market pullbacks.