I am one those rare dying breeds called the retail investor. Have a reg. job that I enjoy very much. Long term investor w/ 6 mo--1 yr. horizion. Use IBD as a starting point and guide and other resources.
Trading equities and options on the basis of finding fundamentally undervalued/overvalued companies that have a technical setup and using options to capitalize on the short term swing trades. Vertical spreads, Iron Condors and Diagonals