Reformed institutional buyside trader. Focus primarily in stocks and options. I'm not a daytrader. My ideal holding period on stocks is 336 days to qualify as long term capital gains. However, I will trim along the way if it moves in my favor
Buy when it hurts, take profit when it hurts. Buy and sell in chunks. Always follow stochastics and swing around your core. Set stops on portions of your holdings to rebuy lower. Never make impulse buys. Always use settled cash.