Pro. use technical analysis to look for stocks w/ short-term price momentum. Not interested in fundamental or intrinsic value of stocks, but rather in their trends and patterns.
*Note: In this Economy-.
Learn charting, it works-period. But it takes time and practice, EVERY DAY. Stop looking for E Z answers. The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary! And what I do here, I do for FREE. Remember that (or go pay some "genius.")
I have been a full time equity/options/futures trader for 11 years, recently switching from prop to backing myself. I began my career and earned my brokerage licenses at Charles Schwab & Co in Denver after CU Boulder, current CFA candidate.