Bottom up and top down. I like pocket pivots, breakouts and continuation patterns on market leaders -- IBD50 & CANSLIM names.
I think the market *can* be timed by trading with cycles.
Getting better is about reducing mistakes.
Value investor turned technical trader: I follow momentum along support/resistance lines and try to leverage gains through options, mostly weeklies. Keep a sensible allocation of money in metals, mostly modern Chinese coins. Am allergic to debt.