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
Trade the chart, not your heart. Buy when it hurts, take profit when it hurts. Scale in and out. Follow momentum to swing around your core. Set stops on portions of your holdings to rebuy lower. Always use settled cash.