Bear, bull, long, short... It doesn't matter which way I'm going with a stock, I'm just here to make money. If I mess up, well that' my fault. The most important thing in this game is you will never win all the time. Keep a hard head and get burnt.
I invest in companies that have good 10Q fundamentals & I do read the SEC Reports. I look for trends, and scalping stock prices isn't my thing. Long term gain is my goal. I do prefer NYSE stocks, but NASDAQ sometimes I'll look at.