I'm a "story" trader combining headline news with fundamental & technical analysis to target 5-100% gains from intraday to 3 month periods. I'm best at anticipating the next story & reading market emotions. Up 100% in 2013 & 200% in 2014.
I've been trading since the late 90's. Made rookie mistakes then and now a more cautious trader. I hold small positions in growth stocks but mostly short term trade. More successful with day trading. Don't fall in love with a stock is my best advise.
Find undervalued stocks and accumulate. Diversify. Don't gamble on junk. Buy on trend--there are always dips, esp on Fridays and options weeks. Watch ends of quarters. Be patient, avoid impulse buys, have a plan and stick with it.