What I do is to determine without emotions major turning points and strong trends of major assets that include global indices, equity sector classes, high liquidity stocks, debts & fixed income, commodities and currencies.
Hedge fund portfolio management, active trader, trading mostly US equity mkt via stocks, ETF & options, following closely syndicate calendar for IPOs & secondary deals. Pattern recognition human. Frenchman. Active in markets for more than 15 years.
Buy and hold died. Follow the gurus cautiously. Some are blind. Buy dips. Buy momentum. Market is unknowable. Food always in demand. Energy too. Charts are like statistics: they can say whatever you want. Momentum + price action for swing trading.