I'm a prop trader who mostly trades breakout patterns and momentum. I will either scalp, scale in intra-day, or will build a position for days anticipating a big move. Love volume. Love under $20 stocks.
I only buy stocks that are ready to potentially move soon with tight Stop. I will take small loss quickly when it return back under the trend line or breakout point. http://treenhome.blogspot.com/2013/12/my-stock-trading-is-simple.html
Slowly trading my way to retirement. If I could afford to quit my job and trade full time I would but one winning trade at a time and 1 student loan payment at a time and I will make it there.
Stock investor since 1988; evolved to primarily a swing trader/ momentum-data trader since the economic bust in 2008 keeping long positions with my favorites. I'm also invested in real estate.