I aim to trade from an emotionally balanced place. Think: Golden Mean or the Middle Way - that desirable middle between two extremes, one of excess and the other of deficiency. DT, Swing Trade and LT Growth Plays.
The market is a bloodsucker, so adopt a system you are comfortable with and leave emotions at the door. I watch price and volume and aim for low risk entries. I don't pick exact tops/bottoms, I just want the cut in-between.
I am a 42 yr old part-time swing trader. Price action, volume and chart patterns is all I got in my tool bag. Please don't follow me blindly. Avg yearly return rate the last 6 yrs: 43.5% including 2014.
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I play technical momentum swing plays and break outs with options 99% of the time. I always look for a great short squeeze. I'm NOT smarter than you. Inside joke only. Model S owner. Model X on order. Both paid for by TSLA calls from $40 and higher.